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#1 willow569

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

This study found that acne patients had depression rates that were 2-3 times higher than the general population. The highest rates of depression were found in female acne patients and those who were 36-64 yrs of age.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

Wow! Pretty disturbing facts. I wonder if doctors are aware of this.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:54 PM

how does this not surprise me...................

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 04:31 PM

and? this is like saying starving people are more likely to be skinny or a virgin is less likely to become pregnant. just a big fat DUH. we dont need studies to tell us we're depressed

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:01 AM

its just like an affirmation for us to get depressed
no you cant lure me in im a happy mf

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:02 PM

yea, who woulda thunk??

what a waste of scientific capital.

Edited by AutonomousOne1980, 28 July 2010 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:21 PM

There's a difference between being "depressed" about acne and being clinically depressed as a result of the convergence of multiple stressors. So the important take-away is that even though acne is often dismissed as a minor bother, it can be a major contributor to the onset of clinical depression.

Hopefully this kind of research will result in dermatologists taking the psychological state of their patients more seriously.

Edited by greentiger87, 28 July 2010 - 09:22 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (AutonomousOne1980 @ Jul 28 2010, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yea, who woulda thunk??

what a waste of scientific capital.


Not a waste if it makes medical doctors more aware of the connection between acne and depression. And while it may seem like a "no duh" connection to you, it is important to determine the magnitude of the connection, not just the fact that we think a connection might exist (the medical community is kinda funny in that they prefer actual proof in the form of data...).

QUOTE (greentiger87 @ Jul 28 2010, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a difference between being "depressed" about acne and being clinically depressed as a result of the convergence of multiple stressors. So the important take-away is that even though acne is often dismissed as a minor bother, it can be a major contributor to the onset of clinical depression.

Hopefully this kind of research will result in dermatologists taking the psychological state of their patients more seriously.


Excellent points!

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:37 PM

What was also interesting was the highest rate of depression in acne patients was found in adult women over the age of 35.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:03 AM

Hmm...You would think doctors would fine a "cure" for acne then. Unrealistic, I know. But I can dream.


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:28 AM

I'm not suprised. Face is crucial thing. Everybody looks at face at first.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:36 AM

QUOTE (willow569 @ Jul 29 2010, 05:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What was also interesting was the highest rate of depression in acne patients was found in adult women over the age of 35.


I think it's because they're not expected to have acne. People say that it usually disappears at 23-24. And when you're 35 with acne it kind of brakes the myths about acne.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

yeah...ive suffered from acne for 5 years now..im 18 and it still looks terrible....this depression hasnt left me at all

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

Acne implicated in increased suicide risk:

http://bmartinmd.com...t-accutane.html

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

Actually, you would think it would be as simple as 'acne causing depression' but the multitude of causes that produce both conditions are probably more connected than you think.