How Stress Affects Psoriasis and What to Do About It
If you swear that stress triggers your psoriasis, and your psoriasis also stresses you out, then you’re probably right.
“The link between stress and psoriasis has been well researched and demonstrates a bidirectional relationship,” says psycho-dermatologist Alia Ahmed, M.D, confirming that stress can worsen psoriasis, and that psoriasis itself can also increase stress levels.
Of course, it’s practically impossible to avoid stress altogether, especially when you’re living with a chronic, at times unpredictable, skin condition. But knowing a little about the stress/psoriasis relationship may help you take the right steps toward reducing anxiety and tension in your life and to better cope with flare-ups during times of unavoidable stress.