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.
People use the phrase that they are “ADD” rather colloquially when it comes to the inability to focus on something from time to time. This might be more common than most might think and not a true manifestation of actual ADD or ADHD.