Osteoporosis piece of multi-morbidity puzzle in geriatric care

Cathleen Colõn-Emeric, Mary Beth O'Connell, Elizabeth Haney

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Osteoporosis frequently coexists with other chronic diseases and syndromes of aging, and therefore multimorbidity interactions can potentially complicate its evaluation and treatment. This article reviews osteoporosis comorbidity interactions with select common diseases of aging including cardiovascular, neurologic, and geriatric syndromes, and select commonly used medications by older adults. Using depression as a case example, we describe the complex relationship between osteoporosis, mood, and antidepressant medications, and the implications of these interactions for patients and clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-526
Number of pages12
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • depression
  • multimorbidity
  • osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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