Linda M. Ameri, MD
Location and Office HoursLinda M Ameri MD
Framingham, MA 01702
- CIGNA HealthCare
- HMO Blue (BC/BS of MA)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Massachusetts
- Tufts Health Plan
- MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital
- MetroWest Medical Center Leonard Morse Hospital
How common is severe acne among teenagers?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredFew youths escape their teen years without a pimple or two, but only a small number develop severe acne. Most research has found that roughly 80% of teens develop acne. Some carry the problem into their 20s. However, a 2008 study of 563 boys and girls aged 13 through 19 found that 6.5% had severe acne. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for even the most serious cases.
What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Psoriasis and eczema might look similar, but they are different skin conditions. To learn more about psoriasis and eczema, watch this video by Dr. Oz.
Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Is there a link between plaque psoriasis and depression?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Managing a chronic disease can be as draining and stressful as having a newborn around. So it’s no surprise that individuals who suffer from plaque psoriasis also are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and mood disorders, including depression. Although not everyone who has plaque psoriasis suffers from depression, almost a quarter of people who have plaque psoriasis do. So if you are feeling down or have been for a while, talk to your doctor. Treating both the plaque psoriasis and depression can help you regain quality of life.
See all Plaque Psoriasis questions