[NEW] Mindfulness can reduce psychosocial distress in patients with conditions affecting the skin

[NEW] Mindfulness can reduce psychosocial distress in patients with conditions affecting the skin

Taken from the Sweet's Syndrome UK blog.

Can mindfulness help those with conditions affecting the skin to cope better?

Yes. A study by Montgomery et al has shown that mindfulness can help people ‘to reduce the distress associated with social anxiety and avoidance found in many skin conditions’ (Montgomery et al, 2016). This is very important, as those with conditions affecting the skin are at increased risk of developing anxiety and depression, often avoid social situations as a result of the distress that they cause, and can experience disability levels that are the same as those with other long term diseases (ibid). Read more @ helpforsweetssyndromeuk.wor...

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