It may seem obvious that stress worsens inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. But proving this assumption has been anything but simple.

Now, we’re getting more insight from science. New research is finally offering confirmation of the role of stress, Dr. Richard D. Granstein tells Dermatology Times. “It’s establishing physiologic mechanisms to explain how stress can make skin disease worse. We knew it was true, but nobody knew why it was true.”

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