Soldiers Are Being Over Medicated for PTSD: Can Barely Function

Paragraphs 8 through 10 read:  “”The troops are overmedicated. We see it all the time. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been more serious, especially since the November 5 shooting,” she said.”

“Thomas said counselors sometimes have to drive GI’s to their appointments and to the base because they are so heavily medicated that they cannot drive themselves. Many have chronic migraines that keep them from driving, she said.”

” ‘On average, most of the soldiers I have talked to take 20 to 25 medications per day and some look as though they are in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease; some actually stumble from their meds,’ Under the Hood counselor Matti Litaker said.”

Financier Kills Himself

Paragraph six reads:  “Supervising Deputy Coroner Kelly Keyes said the following drugs were found in Pang’s system: citalopram [Celexa] (antidepressant), dihydrocodeine (pain reliever), hydrocodone (pain reliever), lorazepam (anti-anxiety medication), oxycodone (pain reliever), oxymorphone (pain reliever) and THC (ingredient in marijuana).

In-Patient in Hospital Kills Self

Paragraphs 10 & 11 read:   “He was given anti-depressants, only allowed to leave on escorted visits and monitored every 10 minutes, for his own safety.”

“But on the day before he died, mental health staff ruled Mr Boss’s condition had improved and he could be allowed out on short, unescorted visits.”

Baby Dies From Heart Defect Believed To Be Caused by Mother Taking Paxil During Pregnancy: Lawsuit

Paragraph 16 reads:  “Thankfully, the Obama administration issued an immediate stay on Tuesday to stop pending rules, many of which included preemption language. This stay will allow people like Kimberly Gueldenzoph of Lambertville, Michigan, to receive justice. Her daughter Kenndyl died from complications arising from a congenital heart defect Kimberly believes was caused by taking Paxil during part of her pregnancy. Neither Kimberly nor her doctor knew that taking Paxil during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects, but the manufacturer of Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) did. Kenndyl was just two weeks old.”

Man Given Prison Sentence for Domestic Violence

Violence Antidepressant Withdrawal 24/08/2004 Pennsylvania Man Given Prison Sentence for Domestic Violence Summary: “In the letter, Walsh blamed his actions on the effects of withdrawal from antidepressant medication”|Rosie|N Posted on Tue, Aug. 24, 2004 Judge rejects call for shorter jail term Thomas Walsh will serve 13 to 37 years for beating his ex-wife. He…