Common antidepressants linked to higher fracture odds in menopausal women
U.S. News & World Report - 06/26/2015
However, “SSRIs appear to increase fracture risk among middle aged women without psychiatric disorders,” wrote a team led by Dr. Matthew Miller of Northeastern University in Boston.
The team added that the effect seems to be “sustained over time, suggesting that shorter duration of treatment may decrease [this effect].”
The study authors acknowledged that their work did not establish a direct cause-and-effect link between SSRIs and a boost in fracture risk. However, they point out that prior research has highlighted bone-thinning as a possible side effect of antidepressant