Itchy Skin Diseases

Lichen planus. Polygonal, pruritic, purplish, papules with a plain or raised surface accompanied by severe itching is characteristic of lichen planus. Mostly found on the flexor aspect of forearms and legs, at times lichen planus may become generalized and also involve the genital and oral mucosae. Itching in Psychodermatoses or Psychogenic Skin Diseases Psychocutaneous diseases…

Surviving Anxiety

In short, I have, since the age of about 2, been a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears, and neuroses. And I have, since the age of 10, when I was first taken to a mental hospital for evaluation and then referred to a psychiatrist for treatment, tried in various ways to overcome my anxiety. Related…

How To Handle Panic Attacks

Strategies that you can use to help you curb a panic attack include: Breathing slowly and deeply. Anxiety can cause you to breathe very quickly, which makes both the mental and physical symptoms of a panic attack even worse. When you start to feel panicky, be sure to take slow, deep breaths to soothe your…

Stigma Lingers For Deadliest Cancer

But for every woman who dies of lung cancer, just over 1,000 federal dollars are invested. The difference is staggering. November is national lung cancer awareness month. Scientists don’t have millions of dollars to spend on marketing to call attention to the need for research dollars. If they did, they would spend that money on…