The Psychosocial Burden of Atopic Eczema: Prevalence of Mental Illness in AE Patients

Atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, is a cause of suffering for many U.S. adults, impacting not only their skin health but also productivity levels, mental health, and quality of life. Current data reveals the high prevalence and disease burden of atopic eczema, with an estimate of 16.5 million adult cases and 6.6 million of those …

Atopic Dermatitis in the U.S. Adult Population

Atopic dermatitis (AD), commonly referred to as eczema, has been an increasingly prevalent cause of suffering in U.S. adults. Previously associated with children, this chronic inflammatory skin condition appears in the form of widespread rashes and patches of itchy skin and affects people of all ages. Although the etiopathogenesis of AD remains incompletely understood, research …

Atopic Dermatitis: Therapeutic Treatment Options

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a skin condition that affects approximately 30 percent of people in the United States: most of whom are children and adolescents. A person with eczema will typically experience patches of dry, itchy skin that may crack, bleed, or become infected. Multiple factors can trigger or worsen atopic dermatitis, including low humidity, …

The Impact of Skin Conditions on Mental Health

An article in Metro begins with the sentence, “When we’re living in a society obsessed with Instagram, it’s no surprise most of us crave flawless skin.” Yet for those diagnosed with chronic skin conditions, the ideal is not only unattainable—it can also be detrimental to emotional wellbeing and mental health. In an effort to establish a …