Women Taking SSRIs To Treat Menopausal Symptoms May Be More Likely To Break A Bone

MedPage Today (6/26, Minerd) reports, “Women taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat menopausal symptoms are up to 76% more likely to break a bone,” according to a study published in Injury Prevention. After studying “more than 137,000 women ages 40 to 64 with no mental health issues who started SSRIs between 1998 and 2010,” researchers also found that “the increased risk persists for at least five years following initiation of SSRI treatment, suggesting that shortening treatment could reduce the risk.” The National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging supported the study.

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— “Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fractures in Menopausal Women,” Jeff Minerd, MedPage Today, June 25, 2015.

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