New Research: Traumatic brain injuries [or antidepressants?] linked to higher military suicide rates

Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Higher Military Suicides Or … Is It Really Antidepressants Prescribed to Those With Traumatic Brain Injuries Which Produces Higher Rates of Suicide? According to research at the University of Utah, traumatic brain injuries put troops at a higher risk of suicide. They also found that those with more than one…

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Senate Orders Study on Military Suicides

“By voice vote, the Senate approved a Cardin-sponsored amendment to the 2010 defense authorization bill that would order an independent study by the National Institute of Mental Health on the potential relationship between suicide or suicide attempts and the use of antidepressants, anti-anxiety and other behavior-modifying prescription drugs.”

“That study is expected to take two years. In the meantime, Cardin’s amendment also would require a report every June from 2010 through 2015 giving the number and percentages of troops who are serving or have served in Iraq or Afghanistan who had prescriptions for antidepressants or similar drugs.”

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