You are more than your PsA

You are more than your PsA

Your psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is a chronic condition, which means it won’t go away,[1] but you can take control of your life. By keeping healthy and looking after not only your body, but also your mind and your relationships, you can live on your own terms, ease the toll it might take on your relationships, and even cut down on your chance of developing other diseases.[2] You’ll find a few suggestions in this section to help you on your way.

Stay healthy

Looking after yourself isn’t just about treatment.


How to get moving

Exercise could help you manage your psoriatic arthritis.

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Don’t push yourself too hard – take things at a pace that works for you
Follow these tips for skin and nail care

Psoriatic disease can affect them, so keep a close eye on yours.

Are depression and PsA linked?

You’re twice as likely to suffer from depression if you have PsA than if you only have psoriasis – find out how to handle it.

Want to know how to talk about PsA?

Talking to others about psoriatic arthritis could be daunting, but might also be a relief.

How to meet people with PsA

You’re not alone – there are other patients with psoriatic arthritis, just like you out there.

Dealing with symptoms

Advice about dealing with the main PsA symptoms.

References

National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management. 2014. CG178.
APA Clinical Guidelines. American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guidelines for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. 2004.
Harrigan et al. Psychol Med 2003; 33: 97–110.
Bottlender et al. Schizophr Res 2003; 62: 37–44.
Weiden et al. Psychiatr Serv 2004; 55: 886–891.
Robinson et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1999; 56: 241–247.
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