Antidepressant Use Linked to Hip Fracture Risk


Each year over 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures. The reported 1-year death rate after sustaining a hip fracture has been estimated to be 14% to 58%. Antidepressant users sustain more hip fractures than nonusers both before and after therapy initiation, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. [Details to occur during ‘The Dr. Bob Martin Show’, please tune-in.]