November/January: Impact of Skin Conditions
During late 2016, we carried out some patient research around the psychological impact of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and scarring. We wanted to find out more about the impact of the emotional side of having a skin condition on day to day life, including issues around confidence and generally how those with a skin condition cope.
Here are the top highlights from the survey:Whilst just under half of participants have been referred to a dermatologist, 90% have never spoken to a counsellor about the emotional impact of a skin condition 28% were taking a prescribed medication for anxiety and depression because of their skin condition Overall, participants were supported and treated by their GP or dermatologist for their physical symptoms, but were very much unsupported emotionally, with most never receiving any counselling despite telling talkhealth they suffer confidence issues, anxiety and depression
If you would like more support with your condition, here are some helpful links:
mydryskin support programme
mypsoriasis support programme
myrosacea support programme
myeczemachild support programme
If you're interested in a detailed analysis of the results for these surveys please contact us.