Well,I`m new in this board and I`d like to tell you my experience with that thing that I call mental work.I have ichthyoisis lamellar and I found for a chance a book named "You can Health your Life",by Louise L. Hay.I began to read it and to practice some advices (the book tries to teach you how to love yourself),then I notified that my skin it`s better now than before...my face looks "normal" and I use to be depressive almost the whole time (my life was terrible because the way that I faced my skin,and people didn`t help so much),but now I feel nice,optimistic...OK,the point is this :do the way we feel about our problem affects our appereance???...To work with our mind and selfsteem can be an alternative therapy?? ...I`ve working with the imgination and it made a big difference on my skin on me...If somebody wants to know more about this subject,write me to email@example.com...Thanks for answer!!! and,please,forget my terrible english!!!