Acne is linked to depression and anxiety, a recent study finds.
Young people with severe acne are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their acne-free peers, researchers led by Dr. Jon Halvorsen of University of Oslo, reported. The team studied the results of questionnaires from 3,775 teenagers between the ages of 18 and 19.
The results show that suicidal thoughts are twice as likely to occur in girls with severe acne and three times more likely to occur in boys with severe acne compared to other teenagers.
The study is published today in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Editor’s Note: How many of these teens were being treated for acne?
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