Farber EM, Nall L. Psoriasis: a stress-related disease. Cutis. 1993;51(5):322 326. Several factors may exacerbate its manifestations, or even trigger the disease, such as traumatic injury to the skin, physical and psychological stress, cold weather, excessive alcohol intake, and drugs such as lithium and beta-blockers. 20 Farber EM, Nall L: Psoriasis: a stress-related disease. Several factors may exacerbate its manifestations, or even trigger the disease, such as traumatic injury to the skin, physical and psychological stress, cold weather, excessive alcohol intake, and drugs such as lithium and -blockers. 20. Farber EM, Nall L: Psoriasis: a stress-related disease. Cutis 1993;51:322326.
Farber, E. M., & Nall, L. (1991). Social Science Medicine, 20, 425-429. Farber EM, Nall L. Psoriasis: a stress-related disease. Chronic plaque psoriasis, the most common form of this disease, is characterized by scaly, erythematous, and infiltrated skin lesions, which are often pruritic and painful (Christophers and Mrowietz, 2003). Stress is a well-known exacerbating factor of psoriasis (Farber and Nall, 1993). New research suggests that this clinical response , and Nall, L. (1993).
There is evidence that the disease is associated with a high impact on the health-related quality of life and considerable cost. Highest incidence was noted in the age group of 20-39 years and the mean age of onset in males and females was comparable. 59 studied 50 psoriasis patients aged more than 18 years assessing their clinical severity, physical and psychosocial disability and stress incurred by measuring psoriasis area severity index (PASI), psoriasis disability index (PDI), and psoriasis life stress inventory (PLSI), respectively. Farber EM, Nall L. The Natural history of psoriasis in 5,600 patients. Overview of Farber E M research, his coauthors and publications. L 1993. Psoriasis: a stress-related disease. Although many skin disorders, including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, are adversely affected by psychologic stress (PS), the pathophysiologic link between PS and disease expression remains unclear. L. Gaston, J.C. Crombez, M. Lassonde, J. Bernier-Buzzanga, S. Hodgins.
Psoriasis is a common chronic, recurrent, immune mediated disease of the skin and joints. The mean age of onset for the first presentation of psoriasis can range from 15 to 20 years of age, with a second peak occurring at 55 60 years. Farber EM, Nall LM. Assessing illness related stress in psoriasis: the psychometric properties of the Psoriasis Life Stress Inventory. Stressful life situations are known to cause flare-ups and psoriasis activity Farber and M. L. Nall, The natural history of psoriasis in 5,600 patients, Dermatologica, vol. The Potential of EEG Biofeedback for Immune System Disorders by Gary J. Schummer, Ph.D. To date, more than 20 hormones and neurotransmitters have known immunological modulation potential (Khansari, 1990). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common skin disease with an estimated prevalence of between 1 and 3 of the world’s population (5). After subjects in the tape groups had completed 20 treatment sessions with their guided meditation tape, they were given the option in each subsequent session either to use the meditation tape or to practice the meditation and visualization on their own while listening to a tape of harp music. Eur J Immunol 251:2858-2862, 1995; Farber EM, Nall L: Psoriasis: A stress-related disease.