Bone density

How is bone density related to schizophrenia?

Bone density disorders can cause severe disability among those affected. The exact causes of bone density abnormalities are currently unknown. This topic investigates whether they could be a side effect of antipsychotic medications.

What is the evidence for bone density abnormalities?

Low quality evidence is unclear as to whether bone density is reduced in people with schizophrenia compared to controls, or whether bone density reduction is associated with any particular antipsychotic.

March 2019

Last updated at: 1:24 am, 21st March 2019
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