Breaking into bone biology: serotonin's secrets

Rosen, Clifford J
February 2009
Nature Medicine;Feb2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p145
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the effect serotonin has on bone mass. It states that patients that were prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to treat depression have a lower bone mineral density than those on tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline. It mentions that research on depression examines the role of the hypothalamus in regulating bone turnover and suggests that depression is harmful for the skeleton.


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