Isotretinoin was not associated with an increased risk for depression in patients with acne, according to real-world data presented at American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.
“There has been mixed evidence and much debate around the impact of isotretinoin on mood change,” Bethanee Schlosser, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a press release. “There’s also a lot of misinformation out there, particularly on social media, so we hope this large-scale study can shed some light on the issue.”
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