oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Dermatological conditions affecting teenagers (10 - 20 years) : clinical

Volume 73, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - August 2006 18 CLINICAL Reprinted with permission from CME Sept 2004 Vol. 22 No. 9 The principal challenge during the teenage years is acne, but some other important dermatoses occur for the first time during this turbulent stage. Unfortunately, when individuals are trying to look their best, the skin does not always play along, and enormous emotional distress can result from inadequate treatment. A tendency to anxiety or depressive disorder can be unmasked by a severe skin condition, and conversely skin lesions can be self-inflicted as a cry for help, or as a result of a ..

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