After reading an abstract from JAMA Dermatology I realize how many of us struggle with depression and never seek help from a train professional. Psoriasis was discovered to be an autoimmune disease not to long ago. Now with all the research being conducted we are finally identifying how psoriasis is affecting our self-conscious, self-esteem, and confidence.
When I was first diagnosed I never knew what psoriasis was or what it meant to my health. I thought I would just go to the doctor get a tube of cream and be done with it. Twenty-four years later I’m saying enough already. When is this ride over. The purpose of this article I’m writing is to better inform the newly diagnosed patient. If I knew then what I know now things would of been different.
This is what it read in the article.
“Conclusions and Relevance, Self-reported history of psoriasis was independently associated with major depression as assessed by a validated screening tool, even when controlling for comorbidities. History of cardiovascular event did not modify the risk of major depression for patients with psoriasis. The severity of psoriasis was unrelated to the risk of major depression. Therefore, all patients with psoriasis, regardless of severity, may be at risk for major depression”.
It’s best to educate yourself and know your options before matters get worse. You have to take a well rounded approach. Okay so I was diagnosed with psoriasis what I didn’t know was how people would react to this visual mess. Let’s face it we live in a vain society. Blotches on your face and neck are not going to go over so well.
I know what your thinking, alright Captain Obvious get to the point.
So here’s what I’m thinking you have to take a proactive approach. Surround yourself with people that care. Get nutritional support. Get emotional support. Join a support group like the one I started. Most of all get moving, exercise! Eliminate the negative self talk. When your thinking this immediately do or shift to something positive. This is habit forming and soon you will be on the right path to healing and control. Remember you are in control of your thoughts. Listen to music and really start enjoying life the way it was suppose to be. One thing I’m gonna say that’s really helping me is the consumption of organic coconut oil and exercise. Plus the medication my doctor prescribed. So when it comes to your health get your priorities straight. Like my friend Gary said to me and I will never forget, YOUR WORTH IT!