Psychiatric and Developmental Effects of Isotretinoin (Retinoid) Treatment for Acne Vulgaris

Current Therapeutic Research, Vol 90, In Progress (2019)

15 Pages Posted: 20 May 2018 Last revised: 2 Jul 2019

Date Written: May 4, 2018

Abstract

Although an association between isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid, sold under trade names including Accutane), depression, and suicide is well documented but controversial, the link to psychosis and exacerbation of bipolar symptoms is less extensively addressed in the literature.

Keywords: Acne, Acne vulgaris, Bipolar, Depression, Isotretinoin, Psychosis, Retinoid, Teratogen

Suggested Citation

Suuberg, Alessandra, Psychiatric and Developmental Effects of Isotretinoin (Retinoid) Treatment for Acne Vulgaris (May 4, 2018). Current Therapeutic Research, Vol 90, In Progress (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3173914 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3173914

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