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How can acne scars affect my emotional health?

Audrey Kunin, MD
Dermatology
For the lucky majority, acne scarring is a minor annoyance, obvious to the one affected yet difficult for others to see. For some, however, acne scarring can cause devastating long-term emotional suffering. Teens may deal with depression, become withdrawn and lose self-confidence. (In fact, acne scarring has been cited as a risk factor for male suicide.)

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