Re: Can chronic anxiety and depression cause severe acne?
Help, I believe that acne is primarily a physical problem. It may be that anxiety can cause it to be worse. Like you, I have been told by various P/docs that I have different disorders. I honestly believe that my IBS/D causes the anxiety to happen. MD's give different names to the mental disorders based on your symptoms. There can be overlap and combinations of symptoms. You would probably really benefit by choosing the P/doc you like and trust the most and going thru the trial and error on meds until you find the proper meds for you chemical imbalance. If you persist long enough, something will work. Also do whatever you can to help yourself by getting your mind outside of your problems and get on with living and enjoying life. If we spend our time worrying and fretting, we can just keep spiraling down. No med will ever overcome a negative attitude. Get your chin up and move on. You are worth it and you know you can do it as good as anyone!
Good luck and God bless, Norb