6 doctors weighed in:
Could traumatic events spur a psoriasis spell?
6 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are no good research studies that prove a relationship between stress and psoriasis flares.
However both patients and psoriasis experts have noted that there is likely a connection. Many of my patients have noticed psoriasis flares with increasing stress. The flares only serve to add to their stress. Stress reduction is always a good thing so in many ways it is a moot question.

In brief: Yes
There are no good research studies that prove a relationship between stress and psoriasis flares.
However both patients and psoriasis experts have noted that there is likely a connection. Many of my patients have noticed psoriasis flares with increasing stress. The flares only serve to add to their stress. Stress reduction is always a good thing so in many ways it is a moot question.
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Emotional triggers do aggravate psoriasis.
So lowering you stress levels will be good for your psoriasis.

In brief: Yes
Emotional triggers do aggravate psoriasis.
So lowering you stress levels will be good for your psoriasis.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Anxiety
Often anxiety is a comorbid diagnsosis with psoriasis, which is to say that people with excessive and/or prolonged anxiety may be at higher risk for psoriais.
Condier getting a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help better manage your anxiety.

In brief: Anxiety
Often anxiety is a comorbid diagnsosis with psoriasis, which is to say that people with excessive and/or prolonged anxiety may be at higher risk for psoriais.
Condier getting a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help better manage your anxiety.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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