Our expert says:
Yes indeed, Roaccutane is well known as a possible cause of depression, and every doc prescribing it should be aware of this possibility and should be alert in looking out for it and should warn you also of the possibility.
Remember that as to using any antidepressant, firstly the diagnosis must be properly made according to internationally recognized criteria, and then the right dose is important. One may start on a lwer dose initially to get used to the drug and reduce side-effects, but then increased to a dose more likely to be effective. Taking too low a dose risks getting few if any benefits but still having side-effects.
Your prescribing doc, perhaps with the help of an assessment by a speicalist psychiatrist, should assess your diagnosis and depression treatment needs, and advise specifically on the wisdom of starting the Roaccutane now ( or maybe waiting until the depression is cleared, though one would then still need to be cautious about looking out in case the depression returned ). The decision needs access to more information than you can give me in this format, and a proper discussion between you and your doc(s).
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