Mental health and bone quality in Australian women.
The project will explore the impact of depression and/or anxiety on new-onset osteoporosis and low-trauma fractures among older and mid-aged Australian women over 20 years. Epidemiological studies showed a higher risk of osteoporosis and low-trauma fractures in people with depression and/or anxiety than people without depression and/or anxiety. But the causal and temporal associations between these factors are yet to be established. Alongside the ALSWH 1921-26 and 1946-51 birth cohorts' survey data, this project will use linked data for a better understanding of these relationships.