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How many soldiers are on antidepressants?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 6%

The last statistic i heard for the U.
S. Army was 6%, which sounds about right based on my experience as a military psychiatrist.

In brief: 6%

The last statistic i heard for the U.
S. Army was 6%, which sounds about right based on my experience as a military psychiatrist.
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Military stats

Agree w dr. Nasky.
6% is current # quoted for the army. However: "the U.S. Military says that 12% of combat personnel in iraq & 17 % serving in afghanistan are taking prescription antidepressants or sleeping pills to battle the mental strain of extended tours of duty and the horrors of war. Per a times magazine article.

In brief: Military stats

Agree w dr. Nasky.
6% is current # quoted for the army. However: "the U.S. Military says that 12% of combat personnel in iraq & 17 % serving in afghanistan are taking prescription antidepressants or sleeping pills to battle the mental strain of extended tours of duty and the horrors of war. Per a times magazine article.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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