The Marine Corps Times writes of a dramatic increase in prescriptions of psychiatric medication for children of active-duty military personnell during their parents’ deployment and re-integration; a trend seen as contributing to a rise of suicides among military children. “The psychiatrist never once told me Celexa was a risk” said one parent, “I didn’t find out the seriousness until after he died.”
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I read this story with disgust.
Did no one tell these families that war is bad for families and that wives and children of serving soldiers are often traumatised? this is not an illness, it does not need medicating, there is no illness here.
This is neglect of children and stupidity made worse by drug companies.