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Acne, Accutane and suicide risk

Based on the findings, the authors suggest that acne itself may have led to depression and suicide risk before treatment; both the depression and desire to commit suicide may have abated when the treatment proved successful. However, they surmise, those patients for whom treatment wasn't as successful -- or whose social lives didn't improve as expected after their acne was eradicated -- may have felt even more depressed and suicidal.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | November 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Acne, Chronic Conditions, Contraception, Psychology, Reproductive Health, Teens, drug safety  
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