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American soldiers (active soldiers as well as retired) have never been more medicated than they are now: In 2010, more than 213,000 service members (roughly 20 percent of active-duty military) were taking medications the military considered "high risk" – from epilepsy drugs to psychiatric pills like Seroquel. But what's more incredible is that Seroquel and other antipsychotics are expensive (as much as $10 a dose) and not proven to be effective in treating the very conditions for which the military and VA most often prescribe them: insomnia and PTSD. But that didn't prevent their use by the military from increasing tenfold between 2002 and 2009.
Originally posted by Bigfoot12714
"Would a military in a drug induced stupor fire upon its own citizens?"
Originally posted by AgentX09
I've suffured insomnia my whole life and after a near fatal assault I'm prescribed Seroquel.I rarely take it as the side effects are devastating.You don't want to wake up and get out of bed the next day.Your coordination is way off balance as if drunk,memory loss.I can't see anyone functioning normally while under there use much less a soldier.Morphine has less side effects unbelievably.