Ask Dr. Mike: Teen Acne, Depression, Family Struggles


Dr. Mike, Our son has depression, which he’s being treated for with Zoloft and therapy.  He also has really bad facial acne and his dermatologist recently recommended Accutane.  Our son was very excited when he heard the dermatologist say that Accutane will “clear everything up.”  My husband and I were excited too because we know how much our son’s acne bothers him, and it probably even has a lot to do with his being depressed in the first place or it definitely doesn’t help.  But our son’s psychiatrist is completely against the Accutane and even said that “Accutane can cause suicide.”  [...]