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Understanding osteoporosis.

Abstract:

Osteoporosis is a common skeletal condition that results in significant morbidity, mortality and health care costs. There is an increased awareness of bone health in people with severe mental illness (SMI). These people appear to be at a higher risk of low bone density and fracture, and also have a poorer outcome following hip fracture. The reason for the increased risk of osteoporosis is multifactorial and includes general as well as disease-specific factors, such as antipsychotic medication...

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10.1177/0269881107087955

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England)
Volume:
22
Issue:
2 Suppl
Pages:
38-45
Publication date:
2008-03-05
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EISSN:
1461-7285
ISSN:
0269-8811
URN:
uuid:9d60f4e9-7fbd-4a95-b4ce-f64bfc8f34ae
Source identifiers:
107658
Local pid:
pubs:107658

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