Association of Low Bone Mineral Density With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use by Older Men


In my Google Reader it keeps coming up that elderly men and women have Low Bone Mineral density with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRIs) Use. SSRIs are the most used antidepressants. Other antidepressants such as tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) do not have this effect according to the abstract of this article in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The problem is that depression also causes bone density loss, so is it due to the drug or the disease? Other antidepressants such as tricyclic antidepressants do not cause this diminishing of bone density, at least according to this article.Needs to be continued.