03 May '12, 8pm

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/military-pentagon-to-limit-anti-psychotic-drugs-for-ptsd-050312w/ Pentagon to limit anti-psychotic drugs for PTSD By Patricia Kime - Staff writer Posted : Thursday May 3, 2012 16:12:38 EDT The Pentagon is moving to limit off-label use of powerful anti-psychotic drugs for post-traumatic stress disorder — a practice some say may contribute to accidental drug overdoses among troops. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson sent a letter to the services in February asking military treatment facilities to monitor prescriptions of atypical antipsychotics like risperidone and quetiapine, marketed under the brand name Seroquel. The drugs, used to treat severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are sometimes prescribed to troops in lower doses to alleviate symptoms associated with PTSD and an...

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