A new study* was recently published showing that individuals with primary or focal hyperhidrosis are more likely to be tired or fatigued and feel weaker than those without the condition. More than 50 individuals with localized excessive sweating were evaluated from a psychological perspective to determine if their characters and temperaments differed from the norm (the groups were matched and compared to an equal number of individuals that did not have hyperhidrosis).
If you feel you have any of these problems, it may well be because of your excessive sweating condition. This may be good news because something can be done about your hyperhidrosis condition. There are many different therapeutic options available that can help improve your condition (see Pro's and Con's of different options on this website). If you have tried a high-strength antiperspirant in the past and it didn't do the job, keep in mind that new extra strength options are now available through our DryDerm line of products (strengths 10 to 45%) Typical 'clinical strength' antiperspirants available in stores or pharmacies are 15 to 20% and may fall short in terms of concentration required to treat your condition.
Chances are that if you treat your excessive sweating condition, you are also likely to improve the other psychological problems that may be associated with the condition.
*Ak M, Dincer D et. al. Qual Life Outcomes. 2013 Jan 11;11(1):5