In addition to medical and cosmetic uses, botulinum toxin can have psychological usages as well. Research suggests botulinum toxin offers a significant improvement in symptoms of depression and is considered a safe adjunctive treatment for patients who are receiving pharmaceutical treatment for depression.
The topic of sex can be tricky to address with your patients and even more so with patients whose sex life and confidence are interrupted by painful or stigmatized health conditions such as Hidradenitis Suppurativa. HS Connect Founder Brindley Brooks gets real about her first-hand experience navigating sex and intimacy from a patient perspective.
Medical treatment for vitiligo should not only focus on improving the appearance of the affected areas, but help elevate self-esteem through activities not directly related to outward appearance. While many treatment options are available to treat the underlying disease, the psychological effects of vitiligo may be best remedied with public awareness.
Most of us have heard misconceptions about HS before. Unfortunately, the misconceptions and stigmas run deep, including being ingrained in the opinions of some in the medical field. Seeking help from those who perpetuate the stigmas is counterproductive, and the experts at HS Connect are working diligently to change that.
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa suffer more from a mental health standpoint than those with other common skin conditions. Healthcare providers and those afflicted should understand that the disease’s chronic nature can affect physical and psychological health.
The emotional toll from hair loss goes beyond skin deep. There are many negative emotions and feelings that come with hair loss, and these must be acknowledged by physicians to care for patients holistically.
While one disease may affect the physiological aspects of the body, another can affect the psychological need for human interaction. While skin diseases may seem more superficial when compared to the myriad of potential internal diseases, individuals suffering from skin diseases have deeper psychological effects.
Starting their life with a life-long disease that has no cure can be highly distressing for children. The impact of psoriasis on the quality of life in children is more significant than that of other chronic diseases such as asthma, epilepsy, and diabetes.