Psychiatric Drugs and War: A Suicide Mission

CCHR International is pleased to announce the first article in a four-part series by award-winning investigative journalist Kelly Patricia O’Meara, “Psychiatric Drugs and War: A Suicide Mission,” exploring the epidemic of suicides in the military and the correlation to dramatic increases in psychiatric drug prescriptions to treat the emotional scars of battle.

In this first article, O’Meara examines the statistics relating to psychiatric drug use and military suicides, including:

• The 150% increase in military suicides from 2001 to 2009 and the 76 percent increase in psychiatric drug prescriptions over the same time period.

• The Department of Defense admission that nearly one-third of suicides in the military occurred among those who had never seen combat duty.

• The mass prescribing of Seroquel to troops, a powerful antipsychotic drug approved by the FDA for “schizophrenia” and “bipolar disorder,” and how in just the last year, the military wrote more than fifty-four thousand Seroquel prescriptions off-label — for “disorders” not even approved by the FDA.

• The FDA’s Medication Guide for Seroquel which lists “Risk of Suicidal Thoughts or Actions,” as one of Seroquel’s “serious side effects.”

Click HERE to read the article now.

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One Response to “Psychiatric Drugs and War: A Suicide Mission”

  1. Association between Seroquel or quetiapine,and hyperglycemia (diabetes).

    There is concern Seroquel,like other atypical antipsychotic drugs, has the potential to cause metabolic disorders, particularly hyperglycemia (excess sugar) and diabetes. Atypical antipsychotics cause the body to metabolize fat instead of carbohydrates, leading to insulin resistance to the excess carbohydrates. At the same time they promote fat accumulation.I was a patient back in 1996-2000 who was a subject of Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa ‘viva’ Zyprexa’ off label sales promotion.I was given it as an ineffective costly treatment for PTSD It gave me diabetes as a side effect.
    Eli Lilly made $67 BILLION on Zyprexa!
    –Daniel Haszard-

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