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A new digital study of its kind has proved what most people with skin conditions have known for a long time – living with a debilitating disease has an impact on their mental health.

The research designed in Denmark (ranked ‘the happiest nation on earth’ three times out of the last four years by the UN World Happiness Report) is the world’s first large-scale, cross-national digital study of the happiness levels of people living with a disease and found direct links between how happy a person feels and the condition of their skin.

The digital study of 1,400 people ahead of World Psoriasis Day shows those living with psoriasis are 24% less happy than the average Brit.

Half of people with psoriasis say they have low self-esteem and 41% say they rarely feel confident.

It also showed that people with psoriasis are more likely to be unhappy if...

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