Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Anti-Depressants: Older Adults Risk Fragile Bones?

Older adults who take certain anti-depressant drugs may have an increased risk of developing fragile bones.

Tests on a group of Canadians aged 50 or older found those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) had 4 percent less bone mineral density in their hip bones.

At least one doctor says it may make sense to have mineral density test before going on an SSRI, especially if the patient has had a low-impact bone fracture.

For more, go to this source, here.