Accutane and Depression: Is There a Link?
Severe Acne, Low Self-Esteem, and Poor Self Image
- Social withdrawal
- Decreased self-esteem
- Reduced self-confidence
- Poor body image
- Feelings of depression
- Higher rate of unemployment
Depression in Adolescents
- Persistent sad or irritable mood
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
- General loss of energy
- A change in eating habits and sleeping patterns
- Loss of confidence
- Poor concentration
Is There a Link Between Depression and Accutane?
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.aacap.org
The American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/15/2014 -