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Psychotropic drugs linked to fracture risk

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Psychotropic drugs may increase fracture risk Psychotropic drugs may increase fracture risk

JAMA Psychiatry. 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0449

Psychotropic medications seem to increase the risk of a major osteoporotic fracture, according to a study that followed 62,275 women and 6455 men aged, on average, 64.2 years for a median of 6.7 years.

Of these, 13.1% died, 8.4% sustained an incident major osteoporotic fracture (MOF) — such as hip, vertebral, humerus, or forearm — and 2.3% experienced an incident hip fracture.

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