A new study suggests depression may increase risks for development of some bone related diseases.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Depression may significantly impact bone density (BMD). As reported by Reuters, new research suggests that people who suffer from depression may have an increased risk of developing diseases of the bone due to low bone mineral density.
Dr. Raz Yirmiya and Dr. Itai Bab from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel are quoted by Reuters as stating in their report on the research findings, which have been published in the Biological Psychiatry journal, “We propose that all individuals psychiatrically diagnosed with major depression are at risk for developing osteoporosis, with depressed women — particularly those who are premenopausal — showing a higher risk than men.”
The researchers are further noted to suggest that individuals who suffer with major depression get regular BMD testing.
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