UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Official Title
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Bone Health

Volunteers 15-20 years old are invited to participate in a study investigating the safety of Selective Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs include Prozac (Fluoxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Celexa (Citalopram), Lexapro (Escitalopram), Luvox (Fluvoxamine), and Paxil (Paroxetine). SSRIs are used to treat depression or anxiety.

To participate, you must be medically healthy and you must have started taking an SSRI within the last month OR elected not to take an SSRI. Other restrictions may apply.

This study is observational; no medications will be given to participants. Visits will involve filling out questionnaires, blood tests, and X-rays. Your psychiatric/medical care will remain with your regular doctor throughout the study.

Compensation is provided.

To determine if you are eligible, complete an anonymous eligibility screening.

This study is being conducted by the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry.

Start Date
January 1, 2013
End Date
January 1, 2014
Gender Preference
Age Group
15 - 20 years
Principal Investigator
Chadi Calarge, MD
Contact Info

Calarge Lab at 319-335-7349 or psychiatry-calargelab@uiowa.edu.

anxiety disorders ; calarge ; Celexa (Citalopram) ; depression ; Lexapro (Escitalopram) ; Luvox (Fluvoxamine) ; mood disorders ; Paxil (Paroxetine) ; Prozac (Fluoxetine) ; psychiatry ; Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) ; Zoloft (Sertraline) ;

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