Feeling depressed is the most common complaint that I receive from readers who send me emails. It’s only natural that we go through periods where we feel more self-conscious about our white patches of vitiligo; after all, our self-image has been completely altered by the changes to the color of our skin.
reprinted from http://www.vitiligosupport.org/newsletters/fall2012/fall.html#mind
Ultraviolet light, whether from the sun or an artificial source, is an important treatment resource for many of us, who use light to repigment vitiligo-affected skin. If you use light as a treatment, you probably know the ideal dosing and exposure time you need to get the most benefit. But, despite this, have you ever unexpectedly burned yourself? Or alternately, have there been times when your treatments inexplicably became less effective?
Sponsored by Nanette B. Silverberg, MD
Departments of Dermatology,
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers, New York, NY
Dr. Silverberg is conducting a survey to review medical,
genetic, psychological and nutritional factors that may
cause or exacerbate vitiligo.
- Individuals with vitiligo that have been previously diagnosed
by a physician are welcome to contribute to this survey.
- Friends and family without vitiligo are also encouraged to
respond as control subjects. Just answer the questions that are applicable.
- The survey will not include any personal information that may
identify you to the public.
Click Link to Select the Appropriate Survey Below
Participate in this Survey as an Adult with Vitiligo
To Participate in this Survey For Your Child