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.”

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.”

Uncle Tries to Poison Niece & Nephew

First paragraph reads:   “A Punta Gorda man is in jail for allegedly poisoning his niece and nephew with anti-depressants. According to police reports, Richard Lee Massey did it because  ‘they needed it’.”

Man’s Suicide Leads to Internet Curb Call

Suicide Antidepressants 13/04/2007 England Man’s Suicide Leads to Internet Curb Call Summary: Paragraph 17 reads:  “”Although he had problems with depression he had sought medical help and was on prescribed anti-depressants as well as seeing a private specialist.” http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=231771&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231754&home=yes&more_nodeId1=231776&contentPK=17094637 Stuart Baldwin CHLOROFORM SUICIDE LEADS TO INTERNET CURB CALL 09:00 – 13 April 2007 A 24-year-old […]

School Teacher Hangs Self

Paragraph 2 reads: “Susan Storey returned home early from a shopping trip on June 23 and found 51-year-old husband Mark’s body, which was still warm to the touch.”