Bone mineral density in women with depression.

  title={Bone mineral density in women with depression.},
  author={D. Michelson and Ca Stratakis and Laurie Hill and Joanna Reynolds and Elise Galliven and G Chrousos and Philip W. Gold},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={335 16},
BACKGROUND Depression is associated with alterations in behavior and neuroendocrine systems that are risk factors for decreased bone mineral density. This study was undertaken to determine whether women with past or current major depression have demonstrable decreases in bone density. METHODS We measured bone mineral density at the hip, spine, and radius in 24 women with past or current major depression and 24 normal women matched for age, body-mass index, menopausal status, and race, using… CONTINUE READING
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