• Depression, psychotropic medication increase fracture risk

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Depression and use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines significantly increased risk for major osteoporotic fracture and hip fracture in adults aged 40 years and older.“Mental disorders such as depression have been associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Likewise, specific psychotropic medications have been consistently associated with lower bone mineral density and increased risk of fracture, independent of the mental disorders they are treating,” James M. Bolton, MD, of University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and...
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