Acne - Related Depression, Anxiety Not Tied to Oxidative Stress

Anxiety more common than depression and directly associated with quality of life impairment
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

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This study is a review looking at trials into light treatments for acne. The researchers found that high‐quality evidence on the use of light therapies for acne is lacking. There is moderate quality evidence of the usefulness of methyl aminolaevulinate photodynamic therapy (red light) and low quality evidence on the usefulness of aminolaevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (blue light) as standard treatments for moderate to severe acne. This review reinforces the need for standardized outcome measures (ways to define if a treatment is successful), larger studies of better quality and adequate reporting of future studies.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Plain Language Summary Source Type: research
This study, from Canada, reviewed evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the efficacy and safety of isotretinoin. RCTs are studies in which a number of patients are randomly allocated to two or more test groups, one of which will be a ‘control’ group (who typically receive either no treatment, standard care or a placebo), while the other groups will receive the specific treatments being tested. The different groups of patients are then monitored in the exact same way, allowing for direct comparison between different treatments. Eleven trials were identified, involving a total of 760 patient...
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Plain Language Summary Source Type: research
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news
SummaryPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a major endocrine disorder afflicting women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disturbances than healthy women. The “infertility” suffered by PCOS patients would also lead to mental health disturbances. Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) and questionnaire which includes patients’ socio-economic and demographic data were used to assess the mental health status of PCOS (n=103) and non-PCOS (n=110) infertile patients. Logistic regression analysis and t-tests were used for comparative analysis. The data demonstrated that scor...
Source: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology -- Medical Sciences -- - Category: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionMore than a half of the patients with acne who participated at the study had comorbid emotional disorders. Anxiety was the most prevalent sign, 1.7‐fold more prevalent than depression and 3‐fold more prevalent than suicidal ideation. Depression was prevalent in more than every fourth responder and suicidal ideation afflicted every eighth acne patient. More than 90% of the patients had impaired life quality.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Summary BackgroundAcne vulgaris is a common cosmetic problem that is frequently associated with psychosocial disturbances as well as increased oxidative stress. However, oxidative stress and psychological aspects have been studied separately in acne. ObjectiveTo evaluate the relationships between oxidative stress, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in acne patients. MethodsSixty patients with facial acne and 40 age‐ and sex‐matched healthy individuals were included in the study. Anxiety and depression were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and quality of life (QoL) was measured by t...
Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research
Background: Acne has been reported to affect up to 50 million Americans annually to make it the most common skin condition in the US (American Academy of Dermatology, “Acne”). Its prevalence is compounded by its psychological consequences. Acne can lead to permanent scarring that engenders poor self-esteem and has also been strongly correlated with depression and anxiety (American Academy of Dermatology, “Acne”). Thus, effective therapies are in high dema nd as evident by the estimated value of the acne market reaching approximately $3 billion in 2016.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
By JIM PURCELL In 1891, Dr. Luther Gulick proposed a red triangle as the YMCA symbol. In his words, the equal sides of the triangle stood for “man’s essential unity– body, mind and spirit– each being a necessary and eternal part of man, being neither one alone but all three.” True then, and equally true today, it highlights what is missing from most traditional approaches to wellness–the mental, emotional, and spiritual components. Hardly surprising given the remarkable resistance mental illness treatments encounter. The term “mental illness” usually refers to recognized ment...
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CONCLUSION: The present study highlights that personality disorders and other psychiatric comorbidities are common in the setting of severe acne. PMID: 28196993 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research
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