The effect of Isotretinoin on mood in patients with acne vulgaris
The effect of Isotretinoin on mood in patients with acne vulgaris
Document number : 182611
Created by: Stephanie Rea, 2015-09-11
Last revised by: Emma Anderson, 2016-06-28
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Isotretinoin used for acne vulgaris is the most efficacious medication for this dermatological condition. It has been controversially associated with depression, suicidal ideation and suicide. Research lack well designed clinical trials on this topic. A questionnaire to Dermatologists and a feasibility study for a randomized trial was conducted.

Tutor

Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Vega Frittelli
Psychiatrist FRANZCP, JCU School of Medicine Cairns - Mental Health Discipline
Simon Tucker
Consultant Dermatologist, Cairns Base Hospital, Mount Sheridan Medical Centre, Omega Health Medial Centre

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Mount Sheridan Medical Practice (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Omega Health Medical Centre (0 %) (0 %)
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Cairns - Cairns Skin cancer Clinic (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27 (0 %) (0 %) (0 %) (0 %)

2. In depth information

Scientific title

The effect of Isotretinoin on mood in patients with acne vulgaris - a feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial and Dermatologists questionnaire

Funders of this project

Grants

Cairns Hospital Foundation Research Grant
1,300 AUD
Stephanie Rea

2015, Assist in purchasing medications

James Cook University Deans Conference Attendance Grant
750 AUD
Stephanie Rea

2015, Flights and registration at ACD conference

James Cook University
1,000 AUD
Stephanie Rea

2014, Purchasing medications

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced

2013-09-01

4. Outcome

Principal investigators assessment of implementation

checked Some implementation nation wide


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The effect of Isotretinoin on mood in patients with acne vulgaris, from James Cook University
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