Pentagon Study Links Prescription Stimulants to Military PTSD Risk


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.”

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  1. 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).

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