Articles in Category: Prescription Drugs
The debate of substance abuse in the military has risen to the forefront of the news lately, with the killing of 17 Afghan civilians and also with 8 opiate overdose deaths among soldiers in Afghanistan. This article explores prescription medication that is often prescribed to soldiers for mental illnesses. Two sides of the coin are presented here, in this debate over prescribing psychotropic or mood altering medications to our soldiers.
Diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder rose 4,000% from 1994 to 2003. Although the disorder is still not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, many doctors have various criteria they use to make this sometimes controversial diagnosis. Family history plays an important role in the diagnosis and progression of this disease.