Navigation Links
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey

FRIDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- As if having psoriasis wasn't difficult enough, nearly half of kids with the skin problem have been bullied at least once in the past six months, according to a new survey.

The poll of U.S. parents of children with psoriasis found that 44 percent of the children had been bullied and 38 percent of those cases were the direct result of their disease, said the National Psoriasis Foundation.

The most common types of bullying were teasing, name calling and being excluded by classmates.

The survey also looked at the emotional impact of bullying on the children and found that it caused anxiety in 60 percent, crying in 47 percent, a decrease in academic performance in 23.5 percent and sleeping problems in 23.5 percent. Other effects included panic attacks, low self-esteem and depression.

Many parents have taken steps to try to prevent the bullying, such as speaking to their child's teachers and school staff, educating their child's classmates about the disease, and speaking directly to the parents of their child's friends.

Childhood psoriasis is the theme for this year's World Psoriasis Day on Oct. 29.

Psoriasis -- a chronic, noncontagious disease of the immune system that appears on the skin -- is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States. As many as 7.5 million Americans, including about 500,000 children, are affected, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about psoriasis.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: National Psoriasis Foundation, news release, Oct. 25, 2010

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Beer Linked to Psoriasis in Women
2. Insurance Woes Can Add to Burden of Psoriasis
3. Acne, Psoriasis Meds Dont Raise Fracture Risk
4. LeAnn Rimes Brings Battle With Psoriasis to Center Stage
5. Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk
6. Psoriasis is More Than Skin Deep
7. Project Runways Tim Gunn Returns to Address Psoriasis(TM) and Empower Patients to be Confident in Their Personal Style
8. Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use
9. Prior Hospitalization With Pneumonia Often Tied to Later Misdiagnosis
10. Medical Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Industry Ties
11. Dying at Home Often Easier on Cancer Patients, Caregivers
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of ... of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even ... progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that behind ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary ... Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its work ... marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their ... Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a ... the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: