Isotretinoin and mental health in adolescents: Australian consensus

Rowe, Casey, Spelman, Lynda, Oziemski, Margaret, Ryan, Alexander, Manoharan, Shobhan, Wilson, Perry, Daubney, Michael and Scott, James (2014) Isotretinoin and mental health in adolescents: Australian consensus. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55 2: 162-167. doi:10.1111/ajd.12117

Author Rowe, Casey
Spelman, Lynda
Oziemski, Margaret
Ryan, Alexander
Manoharan, Shobhan
Wilson, Perry
Daubney, Michael
Scott, James
Title Isotretinoin and mental health in adolescents: Australian consensus
Journal name Australasian Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8380
Publication date 2014-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/ajd.12117
Open Access Status
Volume 55
Issue 2
Start page 162
End page 167
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Acne is a common condition among adolescents and has the potential to negatively impact on the psychological well-being of those who suffer from it. In particular, depression and suicidal ideation are more common in adolescents with acne. Successful treatment of acne can improve the quality of life and reduce levels of anxiety and depression in these individuals. The current treatment of choice for severe or refractive acne is isotretinoin, a retinoid. While the possible causal association between isotretinoin and mental illness remains a controversial topic, a recent systematic review has presented evidence to support this relationship. In light of this evidence, a group of dermatologists and psychiatrists have collaborated to develop these recommendations to aid the safe prescribing of isotretinoin in adolescents. These clinical suggestions are aimed at practitioners in both disciplines to increase awareness of the current evidence in support of the association between isotretinoin and adolescent depression.
Keyword Adolescent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
Official 2014 Collection
School of Medicine Publications
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Created: Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 10:12:29 EST by James Scott on behalf of Psychiatry - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital