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"All patients with acne of a severity for which isotretinoin is (needed) should have psychosocial factors and suicidal intent monitored," wrote Parker Magin and John Sullivan of the University of Newcastle and University of New South Wales in Australia, in an accompanying commentary. "Given the extended period of risk, families of patients may also have a role in this monitoring."
The study was paid for by the Swedish Research Council and was published Friday in the medical journal BMJ.
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