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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.

Latest by Claire Gillespie

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Symptoms

Could You Have Ulcerative Colitis?

This type of inflammatory bowel disease comes with some gnarly side effects (hello, crushing cramps and bloody diarrhea). But once you become familiar with the most common symptoms and treatment options, relief will follow.

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Chronic Life

Use Your Cellphone To Help You Recover From Your Breakup

The end of a relationship can be heartbreaking and anxiety-inducing. Here are some apps to help you get over that ex.

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Living With

My Daily Routine to Manage Psoriasis

Over the years, I’ve identified what I need to do for my skin daily to help manage the disease. Here’s what my typical daily psoriasis routine looks like.

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Treatment

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.

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Living With

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.

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Relationships

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.

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Profile

How Accurately Is Schizophrenia Portrayed in Movies?

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

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Symptoms

Why We Need to Talk About PMDD

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

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Lifestyle

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.

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Profile

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.