Benzos Increase Risk of Fractures


A meta-analysis of all relevant studies on MEDLINE, EMBASE, OVID and ScienceDirect published through January 2013 finds that the use of benzodiazepines, especially short-acting, results in a clinically significant increase in the risk of fractures. The study appears in the September issue of Osteoporosis.

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Xing, D., Ma, X., Wang, J., Yang, Y, Chen, Y; Association between use of benzodiazepines and risk of fractures: a meta-analysis. Osteoporosis International. September, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s00198-013-2446-y

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].