Hi, I used accutane 2 years ago and has been the best medication to clear my skin. I had teen acne and when I turned 30 I got cystic acne. I had very little side effect's dry lips and dry skin and toward the last month aches. My daughter who is now 171/2 is getting blood testing to start accutane herself. I'm 99% happy with the result's I had. I'm hoping my daughter does too! My doctor once told me accutane does not cause depression ! Bad acne does! Who want's to look in the mirror and look at a face full of acne? Nobody does.. That is the most depressing situation a teen & adult.