Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that will manifest on the skin and joints. So far, there is no cure for psoriasis. If you are a patient with psoriasis, it may help to connect with other people and find support groups. You may join support group meetings in your area, but you may also connect with other psoriasis patients from all over the country or the world.
Psoriasis Support Websites
Joining a psoriasis support group online is easy and is accessible to anyone. This has the advantage that you keep your anonymity, and you can connect with numerous people in different locations. You can join forums and discussions, ask questions, share your story and give advice.
There are a few websites you can visit:
- http://www.psoriasis.org/netcommunity/support_directory, which is the website of the National Psoriasis Foundation, with links to regional groups in different areas in the US
- http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Psoriasis/support-group, where you can connect with other people with psoriasis, read their stories and ask questions
- http://www.imedix.com/psoriasis, where you can find information, Q&As and read various psoriasis articles
There are others you may find if you google “psoriasis support groups”. You can become a member on these websites, chat with other people with psoriasis, and get the latest updates in treatment options for psoriasis.
Joining a Psoriasis Support Group
Joining a psoriasis support group is important and can help you. Having an incurable disease may be frustrating, but talking to people with the same problem can give you peace of mind.
You may also find a few tips on how to deal with the disease and keep your skin healthy from dermatologists and doctors that often post on these websites or are guests at the weekly psoriasis support groups.