09/17/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – A recent study suggests severe acne may increase risks for mental health problems in teens. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that acne may increase suicidal thoughts in teenagers, with results of an analysis of surveys completed by a group of Norwegian teens showing higher rates of having these kinds of thoughts in those with more severe acne. Social issues were also reportedly an issue for those dealing with the condition.
Dr. Jon Anders Halvorsen, of the University of Oslo, and colleagues are stated in the report to note that the findings may be beneficial in advancements in the treatment of acne for teens.
More information about the study may be available in the Sept. 16 online publication of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.