I have had psoriasis since I was 14. I am 22 now and it has always been the same. I believe it is a disease, when people only associate you as 'psoriasis' rather than a person. Besides that, for me it is nothing to worry about, it is a part of my life and all aspects of my life, even the best and worse parts.
The only negative aspects I have had are that nobody taught me how to live with it on my own, how to treat myself, to help live with myself and not fight and defeat this disease.
I believe, it is a privilege to have such a burden, as real people who help you do it for you, not for what something, which has happened to you. When they do not help, things are harder but it is your choice to associate whom you want in your life.
Submitted by 22-year-old male living in England.