Acne Patients are At a Higher Risk of Depression

Acne linked with higher risk of depression       Risk highest in year after diagnosis

Acne linked with higher risk of depression Risk highest in year after diagnosis

Psoriasis, another skin problem, has always been associated with mental health issues. It can be painful, frustrating, and hard to find a solution that really works.

In the findings, participants who were female, less likely to abuse substances, and of higher socioeconomic status, made up the majority with acne.

People with acne have a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first five years after diagnosis, according to a large analysis of nearly two million people.

People with acne are at substantially higher risk for depression in the first years after the condition appears, a new study reports. "For these patients with acne, it is more than a skin blemish-it can impose significant mental health concerns and should be taken seriously".

Besides getting treatment, there are also other ways to deal with acne. How much of a link, exactly?

Using data collected from The Health Improvement Network from 1986 to 2012 - the largest electronic medical records database in the world - researchers found that a person's risk for developing depression was 63% higher during the first year that acne appears.

Hmmm. We're not sure if this makes us feel even more grouchy about something we long suspected, or finally vindicated that it's not all in our heads, but in a finding that will likely surprise no one, researchers just confirmed the unfortunate link between acne and depression.

The correlation between acne and depression has been revealed by a research that monitored 134,427 men and women with acne and 1,731,608 without the condition. But whatever the true cause, the connection between the two conditions is real, and it would be great to see more mental health resources and support for those suffering with acne.

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