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Acne vulgaris, mental health and omega-3 fatty acids: a report of cases.
Lipids Health Dis. 2008 Oct 13; 7:36.LH

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition, one that is associated with significant psychological disability. The psychological impairments in acne include higher rates of depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts. Despite a paucity of clinical research, patients with skin conditions and/or mental health disorders are frequent consumers of dietary supplements. An overlap may exist between nutrients that potentially have both anti-acne and mood regulating properties; examples include omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, chromium, zinc and selenium. Here we report on five cases of acne treated with eicosapentaenoic acid and antioxidant nutrients. Self-administration of these nutrients may have improved inflammatory acne lesions and global aspects of well-being; the observations suggest a need for controlled trials.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lasky Skin Clinic, 153 Lasky Drive, Suite 1, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA. markgrubinmd@aol.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18851733

Citation

Rubin, Mark G., et al. "Acne Vulgaris, Mental Health and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: a Report of Cases." Lipids in Health and Disease, vol. 7, 2008, p. 36.
Rubin MG, Kim K, Logan AC. Acne vulgaris, mental health and omega-3 fatty acids: a report of cases. Lipids Health Dis. 2008;7:36.
Rubin, M. G., Kim, K., & Logan, A. C. (2008). Acne vulgaris, mental health and omega-3 fatty acids: a report of cases. Lipids in Health and Disease, 7, 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-511X-7-36
Rubin MG, Kim K, Logan AC. Acne Vulgaris, Mental Health and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: a Report of Cases. Lipids Health Dis. 2008 Oct 13;7:36. PubMed PMID: 18851733.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acne vulgaris, mental health and omega-3 fatty acids: a report of cases. AU - Rubin,Mark G, AU - Kim,Katherine, AU - Logan,Alan C, Y1 - 2008/10/13/ PY - 2008/08/20/received PY - 2008/10/13/accepted PY - 2008/10/15/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/10/15/entrez SP - 36 EP - 36 JF - Lipids in health and disease JO - Lipids Health Dis VL - 7 N2 - Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition, one that is associated with significant psychological disability. The psychological impairments in acne include higher rates of depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts. Despite a paucity of clinical research, patients with skin conditions and/or mental health disorders are frequent consumers of dietary supplements. An overlap may exist between nutrients that potentially have both anti-acne and mood regulating properties; examples include omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, chromium, zinc and selenium. Here we report on five cases of acne treated with eicosapentaenoic acid and antioxidant nutrients. Self-administration of these nutrients may have improved inflammatory acne lesions and global aspects of well-being; the observations suggest a need for controlled trials. SN - 1476-511X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18851733/Acne_vulgaris_mental_health_and_omega_3_fatty_acids:_a_report_of_cases_ L2 - https://lipidworld.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-511X-7-36 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -