Can you ask for something to help with the depression side effects while still taking Accutane?
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Mood concerns on isotretinoin
Your concern is a valid one. A psychiatrist is a physician that can evaluate you for mood disturbances, like depression or anxiety, and also prescribe medications. I generally insist that my patients with these symptoms consult with a psychiatrist throughout their isotretinoin treatment course. It is so important for not only acne treatment, but overall well-being, that mental health concerns are addressed in tandem. Best of luck.
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