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Minocycline, a broad-spectrum antibiotic frequently used to treat acne, may have utility as an adjunct for treating depression, especially by improving global functioning and quality of life.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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Huang Y-C, Cheng Y-C. Isotretinoin treatment for acne and risk of depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(6):1068-1076.e9.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Correction Source Type: research
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: 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
ConclusionsContrary to results of previous population‐based studies, HS is relatively common, with a UK prevalence of 0.77%, one‐third being unrecognised, criteria‐diagnosed cases using the most stringent disease definition. If probable cases are included, HS prevalence rises to 1.19%.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to results of previous population-based studies, HS is relatively common, with a UK prevalence of 0.77%, one-third being unrecognised, criteria-diagnosed cases using the most stringent disease definition. If probable cases are included, HS prevalence rises to 1.19%. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29094346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
Summary Isotretinoin is used in the treatment of severe acne vulgaris (AV), but has controversially been associated with depression and suicide. Large prospective studies have failed to translate this clinically. We undertook a feasibility study to investigate the parameters of a triple‐blind, randomized controlled trial (RCT) assessing the effect of oral isotretinoin on quality of life (QoL) and mood in patients with AV. Patients meeting the inclusion criteria were randomized for 2 weeks to isotretinoin or doxycycline. Participants completed verified depression and QoL screening questionnaires at baseline and week...
Source: Clinical And Experimental Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Concise report Source Type: research
This study assesses the impact of sexual orientation on the relationship between acne and mental health.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Research letter Source Type: research
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
Summary BackgroundAcne vulgaris is one of the commonest skin disorders affecting up to 80% of the world population at least during adolescence. Significant psychosocial effects such as depression and poor personality development have been linked with acne, especially in female adolescents. Various causative factors, including cosmetic exposure, have been attributed toward acne. ObjectiveTo analyze the association between frequent exposure to cosmetics and severity of acne in adolescent females. MethodA cross‐sectional analytical study was performed on 140 girls from three schools in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A self‐administe...
Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: PARTING THOUGHT Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Relatively accurate, simple and effective correction of this atrophic traumatic scar may suggest that fillers are a suitable alternative to surgery for such scars. PMID: 28814892 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
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