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Psorisis Patients Flock to Social Media for Support

Posted: January 10, 2013

A recent study has found that lack of support from family and friends drives psoriasis patients to use social media for advice on how to manage their disease.

The study, conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation and online patient support network Inspire, examined the social media habits of members in the Inspire/NPF TalkPsoriasis.org online community comprised of more than 15,000 active psoriasis patients.

The results showed that 48% of patients who do not have support from friends and family say they are likely to use social media regularly on a long-term basis versus 31% of patients with support. Other key findings include: