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Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

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Jasmin Schreiber

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Oleg Ivanov

Flare or Failed Treatment?


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NORTHFOLK

Symptoms Haven’t Improved After 3 Months


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Brooke Cagle

You Failed the 6-Month Test


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Side Effects Are Worse Than the Disease


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Luis Quintero

You Feel Depressed


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Bruno van der Kraan

You’re Not Sleeping Well


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Exercising Hurts


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iStock

Taking Your Meds Is Hard


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Serkan Göktay

Your Quality of Life Is Suffering


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  • From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: Treatment targets for plaque psoriasis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (2017). jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(16)30909-4/fulltext

  • DMARDs: Side Effects and Solutions. Arthritis Foundation. arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/medication/drug-types/disease-modifying-drugs/dmards-side-effects.php

  • Factors Influencing Sleep Difficulty and Sleep Quantity in the Citizen Pscientist Psoriatic Cohort. Dermatology and Therapy. (2019). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31177381

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