A population half the size of the U.K. is afflicted with a form of skin problem each year.
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/28/2012 -- Skin problems can be anything from acne, eczema, or psoriasis, to more serious issues like cancers and painful growths.
The long-term effects are not only those felt directly. There is also emotional and mental damage done due to prolonged stress and depression. These problems affect both the social life of the individual, as well as his or her personal life
"I'm in pain every day and sometimes I find it difficult to look after my daughter because she's so active," say Rachel Marsh, mother of one who suffers from Hidradenitis. "It's easy to turn into a social recluse. I often avoid going out in public because I'm conscious of the wounds and scarring I have from the HS."
The British Association of Dermatologists there is little in the way of psychological support for those with severe skin afflictions, with seven psychodermatology departments in the United Kingdom.
"Having a skin condition can really affect your confidence and self-esteem,” says dermatologist Tony Bewley. He added,"85% of our patients are worried about the impact it can have on their mental health."
A spokesperson for the Department of Health noted: "Local doctors know what services their patients' need, which is why the new health care system puts family doctors in the driving seat." In 2003, BAD published a recommendation for more specialist services. Since that publication, two more psychodermatology services have discontinued services.
"The government's not off the hook here," said Tony Bewley. “It needs to make sure adequate resources are provided at a national and regional level,” he said. "This is important for our patients' psychological well-being."
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