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ID:

585

Date:

2010-09-03

Headline:

Psych meds spike among younger troops

Reporter's name:

Andrew Tilghman and Brendan McGarry

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Navy Times

City:

Summary:

Prescriptions for psychiatric medications among military beneficiaries is up across multiple age groups, but especially among 18-34-year-olds, for whom such prescriptions have risen 42 percent from 2005 to 2009.

Notes:

Military Times obtained the data from the Defense Department's Tricare Management Activity, which operates healthcare programs for the uniformed services, under FOIA.

Keywords:

Department of Defense, DOD, Tricare, Tricare Management Activity, psychiatric medication, suicide, depression, Army, anti-depressants, stimulants, anti-psychotics, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, TBI, Paxil, Zoloft, Peter Chiarelli

URL:

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/09/military-psych-meds-080910/


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC

Categories:

health care
Iraq
military


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