Your Skin May Reflect Your Psychological Health

February 19, 2015 12:42 PM

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Your Skin May Reflect Your Psychological Health

Stress, as you may be well aware, can cause your skin to do weird things like break out in acne or hives — which, cruelly, can cause you even more stress. It’s a vicious cycle, and a (slowly) growing field known as psychodermatology is aiming to address this mind-body connection, reports the American Psychological Association.

Apart from stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues can contribute to some common skin conditions like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, itching, eczema, pain, and hives, according to the APA. And recently, evidence has suggested that some of the go-to ways psychologists treat mental-heal...

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