The symptoms of psoriasis can have a notable impact on students; distracting them so they can’t concentrate fully, keeping them awake at night with knock-on effects at school or university, and delaying them with the routine of putting creams on in the morning. Unfortunately, the visible nature of psoriasis also means that many young people experience bullying at school2, which can have a big impact on self-esteem and may result in them wanting to avoid school. Read more about dealing with the pressures of studying with psoriasis.
1 Health Talk. Being at school or university, studying and psoriasis. 2014. Available at: http://www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences/psoriasis/being-school-or-university-studying-and-psoriasis. Last accessed June 2019
2 Everyday Health. Psoriasis and Bullying: Breaking the Cycle. 2013. Available at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/psoriasis/living-with/psoriasis-and-bullying-breaking-the-cycle/. Last accessed June 2019