Anti-depressants may make bones weaker

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Some women take anti-depressants to ease both the emotional and physical effects of menopause.

It turns out those patients may be putting themselves at a much higher risk of broken bones.

The research suggests anti-depressants may alter the way bones grow, making them weaker and more brittle. The risk can last for several years after taking the drugs.

For this reason, doctors are being urged to reduce the amount of time the drugs are prescribed.