Not Just Skin Deep –

February 2, 2019 –  Further, there’s increasing—but imperfect—evidence that acne itself can cause depression, a connection that some dermatologists and psychiatrists alike are paying increased attention to. These questions have coalesced into a burgeoning field known as psychodermatology, which investigates how the mind affects the skin, and how the skin affects the mind. Some skin conditions can affect patients’ mental health so profoundly that their lives may be at risk.  Adewole Adamson, a dermatologist at the University of Texas at Austin observed, “folks with these conditions, particularly ones that are visible and potentially that are disfiguring—they tend to show higher levels of depression,”…

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