A new study suggests that service members who take stimulant medications to stay alert are five times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, the LA Times reports. “Those who had been prescribed multiple stimulants and the biggest supplies of the drugs were the most likely to have PTSD.”
This seems logical enough to me.
When someone comes off “antipsychotics” they can get the
same effect: a type of PTSD syndrome ; regardless of their original condition.
I think this might be why practical stress management therapies like “CBT” are so effective in psychiatric drug withdrawal (“CBT” was effective for me).