Acne & Depression

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Unfortunately, when acne appears (particularly in teens) it can result in depression which is severe in some cases.  It is important to be aware of the psychological effects of acne.  As well as depression, there can be lack of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth problems, poor body image and introverted anti-social behavior. 

Parents and teachers can go a long way to help a teen who imay be overly self conscious about their acne by supporting them, and even helping with good treatment suggestions.

Some of the signs of poor self esteem can be:


Adults can help teens with depression and other psychological isues caused by acne by:


 However, if depression really becomes a problem, then you need to seek professional help for your child.  These are some of the signs that might indicate a more serious situation: