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Psychology

Adults and children who suffer socially and psychologically from appearance-altering conditions can now benefit from new services offered at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

These individuals are usually healthy, however, their condition significantly affects their quality of life and psychological well-being.

Psychologist Sebastiana Biondo now offers a psychological and support service at the Foundation for individuals (adults & children) that suffer from conditions that include hair loss, trichotillomania, vitiligo, psoriasis, and skin cancers.

The issues that are generally addressed include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social isolation, relationships, shame & embarrassment, and work. 

Professionals working with individuals suffering from appearance-altering conditions need to be sensitive to their emotional status and can incorporate counselling in meeting their patient's care management.


See also: Liaison Clinic

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