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Latest by Alisha Bridges

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Living With

Embarrassed by Your Psoriasis? You’re Not Alone

Tempted to bury your head in between your legs after an awkward moment involving your psoriasis? Laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy some anecdotes by others in the club and feel less alone.

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Living With

Psoriasis: 7 Ways I Show My Depression Without Saying It

Learn about some of the ways that psoriasis can affect your mental health and why it can be difficult to share your feelings with friends and family.

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Dating

Dating with Psoriasis

Learn how to navigate the tricky waters of dating with psoriasis with these helpful tips.

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Dating

How Should You Talk to Your Partner About Psoriasis Before Being Intimate?

Shame and embarrassment can make it difficult for those of us living with psoriasis to share details with potential partners. When should you disclose the condition? Alisha tells us to trust our instincts.

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6 People Reveal Psoriasis Fashion Fears

Men and women deal with fashion concerns and psoriasis in (largely) similar ways.

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Lifestyle

Psoriatic Disease: Tools for Easier Living

Accessories to keep close by if you are living with Psoriatic Arthritis.

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Support Systems

5 Reasons You Need a Psoriasis Mentor

Check out five ways mentorship in the psoriasis community is imperative, and why you should consider finding one for yourself.

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What Is the NPF Seal of Recognition?

How do you know what psoriasis products to trust? What should you try first? Our writer weighs in.

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Complications

How to Navigate Step Therapy — Or Avoid It Altogether

You could be going through step therapy — when insurance companies try less expensive treatments before offering the goods — and not even know it.

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Treatment

9 Questions To Ask About Psoriasis Treatments

A psoriasis treatment can be a big decision, and committment. Before you start a new treatment, ask these 9 questions to make sure it's right for you.