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Acne study

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Acne is an emotionally distressing disease that can cause anger and frustration in adolescents and is often underestimated by parents, James Campbell, MD, Dartmouth Medical School, concludes in a study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in New York City July 28-Aug. 1. Acne affects about 85% of young adults and has more social ramifications than perhaps any other skin disease, findings state. Study surveyed 504 acne-prone teens ages 12-17 and 500 parents of teens 12-17 who experience occasional to severe acne. Teens with more severe acne were shown to experience a higher level of duress and anger, while parents of these teens were less aware of their feelings. While two-thirds of parents said they feel supportive towards their children with acne, less than half of the children agreed...
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