Latest Posts from Richard Seiden

Moving From Desperation to Hope

Moving From Desperation to Hope

Prior to the introduction of biologic drugs in 1999, many patients with severe psoriatic arthritis had to adopt and contend with a mindset of inevitability. ...

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My Experiences With Cortisone

My Experiences With Cortisone

In 1967, I had to have a physical examination and chest x-ray in order to enroll at university. It was my first chest x-ray, and it was performed by my parents' ...

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The Importance of Weight Control

The Importance of Weight Control

I was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1972, psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in 1976, and diabetes in 2016. I know that it is not uncommon for people with psoriasis to ...

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One Patient’s Experience With Biologics

One Patient’s Experience With Biologics

I was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1972 and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in 1976. Prior to 1998, I was treated for scalp psoriasis with tar shampoo, and otherwise ...

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My Favorite Gadgets

My Favorite Gadgets

Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling and impairment on any number of joints in the body. The impairment affects range of motion, flexibility ...

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How a Chronic Condition Affects My Identity

How a Chronic Condition Affects My Identity

Over the course of my life thus far, I have experienced multiple identities. Not in the split personality way or dual identity as a spy, but in the roles ...

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