Psoriasis Resources

The following is a selective list of online resources that provide information, news, support, and searchable databases to help people living with psoriasis.


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Founded in 1938, this organization represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States. The website provides information about conditions and treatments, as well as a searchable database to find local dermatologists.

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

This global medical society’s website offers patient and caregiver resources, educational videos, patient FAQs, and information on medications and therapies.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

One of 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health, NIAMS supports research into the treatment of diseases affecting the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. A psoriasis section of its website offers info on types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and research progress, plus listings of clinical trials recruiting volunteers.

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

The NPF is the leading patient-advocacy group for people living with psoriatic disease. Its website provides general information, personalized guidance, and an online community to connect with others.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA)

This U.K.-based charity provides an encyclopedia on psoriatic conditions and treatments, news about current research, and information specifically about children and psoriatic disease.

Psoriasis Cure Now

This nonprofit patient-advocacy organization provides online information about research and treatment for psoriatic disease.

Skin of Color Society

Established in 2004, this organization aims to educate healthcare providers and the general public about dermatological health issues as they affect skin of color. A searchable database helps people of color with skin conditions like psoriasis find a member physician nearby.

Statistics and Facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation: Psoriasis Statistics

Creaky Joints: 11 Facts About Psoriasis You Might Not Know, but Should

Financial Assistance and Advocacy

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This online information resource helps users locate assistance programs to cover healthcare costs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

The PPA website provides a search tool to find public and private assistance programs to cover prescription medication costs.

National Psoriasis Foundation: Advocacy

Alternative Therapies

National Psoriasis Foundation: Integrative Approaches to Care

10 Do-It-Yourself Home Remedies for Psoriasis

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Psoriasis?

How Yoga Can Help Psoriasis — and How to Get Started

Patient Stories and Blogs

National Psoriasis Foundation: Talk Psoriasis — Kopa

The Itch to Beat Psoriasis

ishonest contributor Howard Chang provides encouragement, education, and a personal perspective on living with psoriasis.

Just a Girl With Spots

Diagnosed with psoriasis when she was 15 years old, blogger Joni Kazantzis shares her personal experiences and information about the condition.


Patient-advocate Howard Chang’s website offers first-person insight into life with psoriatic disease.

Clinical Trials

The following resources provide general information for prospective patient volunteers and searchable databases of active trials:

National Psoriasis Foundation: Clinical Trials

CenterWatch: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Disorders Clinical Trials

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