Isotretinoin and Depression

Isotretinoin (commonly known as Accutane , Roaccutane and others) is undoubtedly the most successful anti-acne medication in the world. However, there is a very real concern that it may cause depression in a small percentage of those taking it.

If you or a loved one is considering taking Isotretinoin, it is imperative that you are fully aware of all the relevant information about this topic.

A professional review of the association between the Isotretinoin and depression is outlined below. It is free of any influence from the pharmaceutical industry, and presented in a concise and unbiased form with appropriate medical reference. More detail about Isotretinoin and Depression

Mood Monitor

Mood Monitor

The simplest and most effective way to monitor for depression while taking the medication Isotretinoin
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About Mood Monitor

Mood Monitor is the only app specifically designed to monitor for depression in people taking the medication Isotretinoin in the treatment of acne. Given low mood and depression can sometimes be gradual and insidious, it is medically recommended for those using Isotretinoin to have their mood assessed throughout the course of the medication.

How it works

Totally independent of the pharmaceutical industry, Mood Monitor helps address the issue of Isotretinoin and depression in a number of ways. Firstly, there is an up-to-date literature review and discussion about this potentially serious issue.

Secondly, there is a short, medically-validated survey whereby every 2 weeks (or set amount of time) the user is prompted to complete 5 questions to monitor mood level during the course of Isotretinoin. Feedback on your mood level is given, including a gentle warning if mood is trending to become low. A copy of results of each survey taken is sent to the parent/carer/partner if requested.

Mood Monitor is the simplest and most convenient method of alleviating fear regarding the potential side effect of unrecognised depression while taking Isotretinoin.
 

Mood Monitor is the simplest way to monitor your mood

Mood Monitor app has been designed to help objectively measure mood on a regular basis. It helps provide an early warning when subjective assessment may not be accurate enough or may be forgotten in a busy life. The assessment is based on the World Health Organization short depression questionnaire which has been proven to be one of the most simple and accurate measures of depression among this patient group.
 

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Mood Monitor is simple, quick and accurate. It's the most effective way to track your mood while taking Isotretinoin..
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