Claire Gillespie

Health Writer

Claire Gillespie writes about mental health, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and IBS for HealthCentral. She is a passionate about mental health awareness, and also writes about health and wellness for other sites, including Vice, SELF, Zocdoc, Reader’s Digest, and Healthline. You can follow her on Twitter @southpawclaire.

Conditions Covered:Mental Health, Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Latest by Claire Gillespie

9 Ways to Manage Psoriasis on Your Face

When you have facial psoriasis, it is critical to choose your products carefully and manage the condition in a smart way. Here are nine practical tips.

9 Tips for Doing Household Chores With Psoriatic Arthritis

Too sore from psoriatic arthritis to do household chores? Read these nine practical tips from health writer Claire Gillespie.

9 Things a Spouse Can Do to Help Psoriatic Arthritis

From honest communication to helping with chores, here are some ways a spouse can help with psoriatic arthritis.

How Accurately Is Schizophrenia Portrayed in Movies?

Which movies get schizophrenia right, and which ones get it wrong? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

Why We Need to Talk About PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is considered a mental disorder — but should it be?

IBS and the Mind-Gut Connection

Your mind can have a powerful effect on your gut, especially if you live with IBS. Here's 9 reasons people with IBS should consider their mental health.

Bipolar Disorder: Does the Big Screen Get It Right?

We've come a long way since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but how accurate are movies when it comes to portraying bipolar disorder? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

From Eyelids to Toes: 10 Body Parts Affected by Psoriasis

Psoriasis can develop on skin anywhere on the body, from the limbs to the eyelids. Here are 10 common places on the body psoriasis shows up and how.

10 Famous Athletes That Struggle With Depression

One-third of athletes suffer from depression. Claire Gillespie spotlights 10 famous athletes who have struggled with depression and emerged to the other side.

Top 10 Books on Psoriasis

Ready to curate your own psoriasis library? Start with these favorite picks by Claire Gillespie, including handbooks, memoirs, and cookbooks.