In a reversal of an historic rate of suicides below that of the general population, suicides in the military have surged. Newsweek explores the issue and some of its possible causes.
Note from Kermit Cole, “In the News” editor;
This topic has been approached through various angles on MiA. Though there’s nothing definitive, a thread seems evident that there is a high rate of psychotropic medicating and inadequate or inappropriate treatment of PTSD.
Mental Illness is the Leading Cause of Military Hospitalizations
Army Restores PTSD Diagnoses in a Servicewide Review
Psychotropics Contribute to Suicide Among Military Children
Lawyers Starting to Blame Psychotropic Drugs for Aberrant Behavior
Antidepressants Keep GIs Fighting
Army to Study Use of Off-Label Meds for PTSD
Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.