Life with Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis has unique challenges. The good news is health care providers are becoming more aware of the impact psoriasis can have on a person's quality of life. Researchers are focused more now than ever on finding solutions to those challenges.

Learn coping strategies for the most common lifestyle concerns for people with psoriasis.

Stress Reduction

Stress is a common trigger for a psoriasis flare. At the same time, a psoriasis flare can cause stress. Learn how to manage stress effectively »

Managing Itch

The itch of psoriasis may have a bigger impact on quality of life than the visible effect of the disease. Learn how you can help manage itch »


It can be difficult talking to friends and family about your psoriasis and how it affects your life. Psoriasis may impact your relationships, but it doesn't need to control them. Learn how to manage psoriasis–and your relationships »


People with psoriasis are more likely to become depressed. It's important to look for symptoms of depression and seek treatment if you need it. Learn how to cope with depression »


Working with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can be challenging. You may need to take time off for doctor appointments or ask for changes to your work environment. Learn more about how to manage your disease in the workplace »

Personalized Support

NPF’s Patient Navigation Center provides personalized guidance for people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about our free and confidential services »

Learn more about the emotional impact of psoriatic disease

NPF's fact sheet will break down some of the possible issues concerning self-esteem, relationships and more that you might encounter living with psoriasis or psoriatic disease.