Besides the well known, undesired and very-hard-to-get-rid-of physical effects of acne, naturally there’s a lot more. A great deal more all these people must survive and cope with on a daily basis: the emotional side of the story, the so called ‘silent’ or ‘hidden’ effect of acne. During our whole life we own a unique personal ‘visit card’ – our faccia, appearance or look.
Coloro che soffrono di acne di solito non incolpano nessun altro o nient'altro che se stessi, perché semplicemente non capiscono il loro problema. Sfatare i miti sull'acne può aiutare a capire le cause del disturbo e a prendere misure precauzionali per controllarlo. L'acne ha un effetto importante sul modo in cui le persone percepiscono la "vita": sanno che devono farsi da parte da qualsiasi ambiente sociale, isolandosi il più possibile e spesso, la loro autostima e il rispetto di sé diventano molto bassi, sono depressi, arrabbiati, nervosi.
Most times these feelings of anger and worthlessness lead to suicidal tendencies. When a therapy is given to them, they feel frustrated and confused, they believe their social life is being restricted by force, and they tend to find themselves to create awkward and difficult relationships with the rest of their loved ones. These effects are often associated with one another and form a powerful influence on the patients, discouraging them when they attempt to pursuit some social opportunities, either it’s at work or in school.
An article written by Sulzberger and Zaidems in 1984 stated the following: ‘there’s no other malattia that could cause more psychical pain, more misunderstandings between parents and children, more general insecurity and more feelings of inferiority and more psychical sufferance than acne vulgaris sta inducendo". L'implicazione è molto evidente: l'acne fa più male dall'interno che dall'esterno. È fondamentale che i pazienti capiscano che non è colpa loro.
Buono a sapersi
Contrary to the popular credenza, acne isn’t caused by what a person does, eats, washes his/her face, but with plenty of combined things that have their roots in the epidermis. Many times people who should consider themselves lucky they don’t need to confront with acne often wrongfully underestimate the psychological and social effects of acne. It’s a serious issue and we should all have more consideration for those suffering.
A volte la psicologia stress of those affected by acne is higher than the stress associated with other chronic diseases, such as asma, back pains, hearts diabetes or diseases. The results of a ricerca have proven that 18 percent of acne patients reported acute depressione and 44 percent reported stress. These people reside in a real’depth of grief’, correctly illustrated by another study reporting that 6% of patients pensiero di porre fine alla propria vita. Gli impatti sociali dell'acne sono anche abbastanza probabili per influenzare la capacità di guadagnarsi da vivere.
There are studies that point to that individuals who suffer with this skin condition are vulnerable to unemployment greater than those who do have to manage this black disease, and also there’s a Canadian research that shows that individuals with more severe acne are more likely to be unemployed than those with lesser participation; nevertheless, the specific cause of these findings is quite uncertain: we don’t know if those are due to the fatto that the employer may find it hard to employ someone whose face is covered in pimples, or because of that individual’s psychosocial impairment.