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I'm depressed. Could my depression affect my skin?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Usually with depression people stop doing things they used to do, this can include stopping their usual skincare regimen.
They may also touch their face more, which can lead to more acne. Or some people start scratching their scalp or other parts of their skin.

In brief: Yes

Usually with depression people stop doing things they used to do, this can include stopping their usual skincare regimen.
They may also touch their face more, which can lead to more acne. Or some people start scratching their scalp or other parts of their skin.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

It can because of a change in diet, medications for depression.
Do whatever you can do with professional help to feel better.

In brief: Yes

It can because of a change in diet, medications for depression.
Do whatever you can do with professional help to feel better.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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