If you're looking for general information about psoriasis and other disorders in the area of dermatology, the following organizations and resources may be helpful.
Note: These links are provided for reference and informational purposes only and do not constitute any form of endorsement by Avella.
American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States. It represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States. The web site gives expert insights into the care and treatment of your skin, hair and nails for a lifetime of healthy habits. It also includes the latest in dermatology news and offers facts, prevention and care for dermatology and dermatologic conditions from A to Z.
The Arthritis Foundation's mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. This section of the Foundation's web site focuses on the overview of Psoriatic Arthritis as well as causes, diagnoses and treatment options. Additional resource links are also offered that may help you better manage and live with your disease.
The National Psoriasis Foundation is "working to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy, and education." The National Psoriasis Foundation can help those with psoriasis and psoriasis arthritis learn about types, treatments, living well, related conditions, accessing care and more. The National Psoriasis Foundation can also keep you up to date with different events in your area and has a network of support groups in different cities.
Psoriasis can affect many parts of your life—and the lives of people close to you—but it doesn't have to take over your life. There are a number of things you can do to care for yourself—not just physically, but emotionally and socially as well. Psoriasis Connections offers helpful information on a variety of treatments for the millions of adults in the United States living with psoriasis. You’ll also find information about working with your dermatologist for the right treatment options and will discover ways to help you manage your psoriasis, put people around you at ease, and help you live a more active, fulfilling life.