Psoriatic arthritis is a rare disease that affects the skin and the joints. Joining psoriatic arthritis support groups are recommended for all psoriatic arthritis patients, as this condition doesn’t have a cure.
If you find a psoriatic arthritis support group in your area, you should join it. These support groups will be made up of other people just like you, dealing with the disease. There should also be a moderator. He may be a dermatologist or a therapist.
Typically, these psoriatic arthritis support groups are free, as they are sponsored by various institutions.
Online Support Groups
If you would like to benefit from the advantages of a support group from the comfort of your home, you may look for a few online support groups.
Here are a few websites that feature psoriatic arthritis support groups:
- http://www.drugs.com/answers/support-group/psoriatic-arthritis/, a place with discussions, questions and answers, and other stories
- http://www.psoriasis.org/netcommunity/support_directory, the National Psoriasis Foundation featuring a support group for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
You may conduct your own search for psoriatic arthritis support groups. Type in some keywords, and you may be able to find support groups from all around the globe.
What to Look for in a Support Group
A psoriatic arthritis support group should help you in many ways to accept the disease. If you join websites, you should make sure the membership is free and the website is rich in valuable information, which can help you find different types of remedies.
It is also important to be able to exchange your experience, talk to other people with psoriatic arthritis and ask for advice.