Military psychiatrists and judges are beginning to see the effects of an eightfold increase of SSRI use in the military since 2005, according to a front-page article in today’s Sunday LA Times. The article tells the stories of soldiers who, under stress, became worse under the influence of psychotropic medication. “Prior to the Iraq war, soldiers could not go into combat on psychiatric drugs, period … you couldn’t even get into the services if you used any of these drugs,” the article quotes Peter Breggin as saying, “I’m getting a new kind of call right now, and that’s people saying the psychiatrist won’t approve their deployment unless they take psychiatric drugs,”
Sunday LA Times front page: “A Medicated Military Faces Side Effects” on
The Telegraph: “Prescribed drugs ‘to blame over spate of violence among US soldiers'”
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