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Severe acne may increase suicide risk

Previous associations between depression, suicidal behavior and the acne drug isotretinoin may be explained by presence of the acne itself, rather than treatment with the medication, according to Swedish researchers. Pharmacoepidemiologist Anders Sundström, BA, and colleagues from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, assessed data from 5,756 patients who had severe acne and were prescribed isotretinoin…

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