The Army Times reports "Some U.S. troops in Iraq are taking antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil, as well as mild sleeping aids, to help them cope with the stresses of long separations and combat duty, according to a top military psychiatrist and treating doctors." What are the long-term consequences of providing drugs to soldiers during combat? Will there be later increase in suicides or post-traumatic stress disorder when the soldiers stop the drugs? Also, are soldiers screened for drug use and drug abuse during re-deployment exams?
Starmail - 27. Feb, 13:45