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
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
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