Mental Health and Skin Connection

Connections between skin problems and mental health concerns may not seem obvious, but they are connected in numerous ways. People with certain skin conditions are significantly more likely to have some mental health conditions like depression. Some skin conditions are triggered by or made worse by emotional stress. And certain mental health conditions contribute directly to skin problems. While most skin conditions are not contagious or life-threatening, many are visible and may be socially stigmatizing, may affect the way a person feels about themselves and may affect their relationships. For example, severe acne or psoriasis can cause shame, embarrassment, or...

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