Journal article

Gender-specific risk factors for low bone mineral density in patients taking antipsychotics for psychosis

Min Jhon, Taeyoung Yoo, Ju-Yeon Lee, Seon-Young Kim, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Lana Williams, Michael Berk, Jin-Sang Yoon, Sung-Wan Kim

HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined clinical and gender-specific risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD) in adult patients with psychotic disorders. METHODS: The study included 285 community-dwelling patients with psychotic disorders. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was used to measure BMD. Clinical characteristics associated with low BMD were identified with logistic regression analysis in total population and each gender. RESULTS: Fifty-eight (20.4%) subjects had low BMD. Low BMD was more common in men and in patients with low body mass indices (BMIs), as well as in those with shorter treatment durations, those on Medicaid, and patients using serotonergic antidepressants. Logistic regr..

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