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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Depression and attitude towards appearance among patients diagnosed with acne attending dermatology clinic: A study from North India

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Author Details: Paulina R. Chaudhary, Anuradha Bhatia, Niharika Jha

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-4729

Print ISSN : 2581-4710

Article First Page : 7

Article End Page : 9


Introduction: Acne vulgaris is one of the most common diseases of the skin. It is common during adolescence and can impose a heavy emotional and psychological burden on patients.
Aim/Objectives: To study the depression and attitude towards appearance among patients with Acne vulgaris.
Methods: The study was conducted between March 2015 and April 2016. All patients with acne vulgaris who consented to participate in the study were included. The parameters included age, gender, age of onset, duration of lesions & grade of Acne.
Results: Out of 119 patients included in the study, patients with inflammatory acne had significantly more depression than patients with non-inflammatory acne. There was significant difference in attitude towards appearance between two groups. Attitude towards appearance was positively correlated with depression.

Keywords: Acne, Depression, Attitude, Psychological, Inflammatory.

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