Friday, November 13, 2009

Senator Asks For Data On Troops, Antidepressants

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin's letter is here: http://cardin.senate.gov/pdfs/milantidepressant.pdf

 

 

Nov 10, 2009

Senator Asks For Data On Troops, Antidepressants

WASHINGTON (AP) ― A Maryland senator has asked the Pentagon for information on how many troops in war zones have been prescribed antidepressants while they were deployed.

Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin sent a letter Tuesday to Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressing concern about how antidepressant drugs are being administered troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cardin said he wanted to determine if the Defense Department is prescribing antidepressants appropriately and was concerned that there may be a connection between the use of those medications and the suicide rate among troops.

Cardin said the rate of active-duty suicides is greater than that of the U.S. population.

2 comments:

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Steve Heivly said...

I was in a state hospital for over a year and i saw terrible horrors... If there ever was a satan he would be a psychiatrist... we dont need more solutions.. we just need to be LEFT THE FUCK ALONE and let be free.. then and only then can we heal from these monstrosities.. oh and stop taking psych drugs.. they destroy the brain and organs