Depression and Osteoporosis Linked in Women
Studies have confirmed that Migraine disease and major depressive disorder (clinical depression) are often comorbid conditions. That means that people often have the two conditions at the same time, but neither is the cause of the other. Like Migraine, osteoporosis is more common among women than men. Thus, I thought this information would be of interest to many of you.
Commenting on a recent study, National Institute of Mental Health Deputy Director Richard Nakamura, PhD, commented:
"Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Too often, the first symptom a clinician sees is when a patient shows up with a broken bone. Now we know that depression can serve as a red flag - that depressed women are more likely than other women to approach menopause already at higher risk of fractures."
The date from this study gives women with depression yet another reason to work to minimize risks for osteoporosis. The study showed that premenopausal women with depression have less bone mass than women without depression and are more likely to reach menopause with a higher risk of osteoporosis.
What does this mean to you? Read Depression and Osteoporosis Linked in Women to learn more.