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About Beyond Psoriasis: The Person Behind the Patient

In response to the need for increased public awareness and support of people with psoriasis, the National Psoriasis Foundation, DNA, dermatologists and people with psoriasis have collaborated to launch Beyond Psoriasis: The Person Behind the Patient. Beyondpsoriasis.com is a new website that provides people with psoriasis a resource that offers information, coping tips and lessons learned by others with psoriasis on managing the emotional and social challenges of this disease.

"By providing information and support, Beyond Psoriasis can help reduce the social stigma that the survey suggests may be a primary driver of low self-confidence," said Gail Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Psoriasis Foundation. "With support from healthcare professionals and others with the disease, people with psoriasis can help to build widespread public awareness and at the same time become more confident spokespersons about their disease. That public awareness, in turn, will lessen the social pressures, completing the circle of positive communication and support."

Members of the Advisory Board include:

Alan Menter, MD, Chief, Division of Dermatology, Baylor University Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, TX)

David M. Pariser, MD, Professor, Department of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Gail Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Psoriasis Foundation. The National Psoriasis Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and their families. It receives its principal support from public donations. Its mission is to educate people about these diseases and their tr
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