For Army Troops, Prescription Drugs May Add To Fog Of War

04/08/2012 08:45 pm ET | Updated Apr 08, 2012
  • Los Angeles Times

While there was some early, ad hoc use of psychotropic drugs in the Vietnam War, the modern Army psychiatrist's deployment kit is likely to include nine kinds of antidepressants, benzodiazepines for anxiety, four antipsychotics, two kinds of sleep aids, and drugs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a 2007 review in the journal Military Medicine.

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