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My son (15y) started accutane (40mg) in July and since then has had a few episodes of significantly increased anxiety to the point where he gets physically ill. Flying crosscountry alone, although he has flown many times with family. Also, a social situation when he attended a concert with his girlfriend. Has anyone every had an experience similar to that? The noted side effects inform about depression, etc. I don't quite know what to think of it..

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When in Accutane, it can happen and it's normal... I'm sorry your son is experiancing this, but it will go away as soon as he gets off the medication. Depression is known to happen to some people while on Accutane, but it shouldn't bother you, I mean acne is the real reason why most teens are depressed and irritated, not real Accutane...as soon as he sees he's getting better, his anxiety will get better.

Best of luck with your son,


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