Social networking and the psoriasis patient

Noiles K, Thomas R

Psoriasis Forum. 2010;16(2):43-48.

Support groups are common for many disease states and psoriasis is no exception. Recent expansion of these communities to online networks has changed health care overall. Virtual groups of support have encouraged improved medication adherence and even serve as a means of collecting information that can be used in future research. One particular website,, has proven to accommodate not only the patients, but also the families and caregivers affected by psoriasis.