Priya, 31, has been a customer of your pharmacy for some years. She is typically quiet and reserved when interacting with staff at the pharmacy. Well dressed and groomed, Priya tends to wear her hair loose, covering some of her face. You are aware that Priya has a history of depressed mood, and she has taken different SSRI medicines on and off for the last few years. She is currently taking sertraline 50 mg daily for major depression. Although Priya has clear skin, she frequently purchases cosmetic and skincare products. At times, she has appeared very distressed by minor skin blemishes and has sought your opinion on how to manage them. Priya is in your pharmacy asking for some non-prescription benzoyl peroxide cream for a new blemish she has noticed.
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