A 20-year-old male asked:
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read online ssri affect bone ,does it affect bone size diameter ,width etc if taken for long term like ten years?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
OK unless high-risk: Studies to date on SSRI use and bone health suggest cautious use in high-risk individuals, eg., those with osteoporosis or history of osteoporotic fractures. If you are not in that high risk category, go ahead with SSRI use if helpful. It's safe for long-term use.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016

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