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Social stigma surrounding acne could be lowering well-being for sufferers

New Irish research has found that the negative stigma surrounding acne can lower the quality of life of sufferers, increasing psychological distress levels and causing physical symptoms such as sleep disturbance, headaches and gastrointestinal problems. Carried out by researchers at the University of Limerick, the new study surveyed 271 acne sufferers age 18 to 51 years to investigate whether their perceptions of stigmatization negatively affects well-being, focusing on quality of life, levels of ps

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