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

13 Common Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis

Whether you have a mild, moderate, or severe psoriatic arthritis, there is a treatment option for you. Learn about these 13 common treatments to consider for psoriatic-arthritis-related pain.

9 Expert-Endorsed Skincare Products for Psoriasis

If you’re looking for the right skincare products to manage psoriasis, try some of these expert recommendations that will help to relieve itching, redness, and scaling.

9 Home Remedies for Psoriasis

Remember: If you’d like to try some home remedies for psoriasis, talk to your doctor first.

Foods That May Make Psoriasis Worse

Many people say they manage their psoriasis better if they avoid inflammatory foods.

9 Ways IBS Affects Mental Health

While people with IBS are often all too familiar with the physical symptoms, you may not be aware of the link between the condition and your mental health.

Is It Safe to Take Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

Between 14 and 23 percent of women will experience some symptoms of depression during pregnancy. Is it safe to take antidepressants to treat it?

Why We Need to Talk About PMDD

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

What Is the Link Between Psoriasis and Stress?

Stress can’t cause psoriasis, but it can trigger symptoms in people with the disease. Here’s what happens in the body.

How to Weather the Winter With Psoriatic Arthritis

Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis often worsen in the winter. Here’s how to take care of yourself so you can enjoy the season.