Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Mental health and bone quality in Australian women.
The project focuses on evaluating the impact of long-term depression and anxiety on new onset osteoporosis and low-trauma fractures among mid-aged Australian women over 20 years. People with long-term depression and anxiety have been shown to have a higher risk of osteoporosis and low-trauma fractures in epidemiological studies, but the exact association and biological interplay among these factors are long-debated and mostly underexplored. Alongside the ALSWH survey data, this project will be using linked data for better understanding of this relationship.

Prof Deborah Loxton
A/Prof Mark McEvoy
Dr Liz Holliday
Dr Tazeen Majeed
Dr Abhijit Chowdhury