Mental Health

Isotretinoin not a risk factor for depression

A study of more than 38,000 patients has found the treatment for severe acne, isotretinoin (e.g. Roaccutane, Oratane) is not an independent risk factor for depression in adult acne patients.

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Perceived acne stigma can affect quality of life

While numerous studies have explored the negative psychological impact of acne, a recent study has made a direct link between the perceived social stigma felt by people with acne and their quality of life.

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Stressed-out skin at exam time?
Stressed-out skin at exam time?

Final exams are enough pressure on their own without having to deal with a major acne breakout too. And if that long awaited formal is just around the corner, then stress levels may be at all time high – but don’t let it get you down!

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High risk of depression after acne diagnosis

New research shows depression and acne may be more closely linked than previously thought.

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Impact of acne can be more than skin deep
Impact of acne can be more than skin deep

Acne can reduce quality of life, self-esteem and mood. Signs of distress include less interaction with peers or avoiding social situations.

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Teenagers verbally abused because of their acne

A recent survey has found almost two-thirds of British teens with acne are verbally abused because of their skin condition.

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