Functional brain imaging alterations in acne patients treated with isotretinoin.

@article{Bremner2005FunctionalBI,
  title={Functional brain imaging alterations in acne patients treated with isotretinoin.},
  author={J. Douglas Bremner and Negar Fani and Ali Ashraf and John R. Votaw and Marijn E. Brummer and Thomas R. Cummins and Viola Vaccarino and Mark M. Goodman and Lee Ellen Reed and Sajid Siddiq and Charles B. Nemeroff},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 5},
  pages={
          983-91
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Although there have been case reports suggesting a relationship between treatment with the acne medication isotretinoin and the development of depression and suicide, this topic remains controversial. In order for isotretinoin to cause depression, it must have an effect on the brain; however, the effects of isotretinoin on brain functioning in acne patients have not been established. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of isotretinoin on brain functioning in acne… CONTINUE READING

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