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Is the use of antidepressant medications in combat zones a proper response to the stress of combat?

Yes14 %14 %14 % 14.58 % (28)
No67 %67 %67 % 67.19 % (129)
I do not know14 %14 %14 % 14.58 % (28)
I have no opinion3 %3 %3 % 3.12 % (6)
Other, please list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.52 % (1)

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Re: Is the use of antidepressant medications in combat zones
by Anonymous
on Mar 06, 2005
In combat a person needs to be on edge, to be totally alert even pent up anger can be a positive. The last thing one would want is a person in his platoon with an, ?Oh well, I?ll do better tomorrow? attitude. Combat is all about, ?This is the big game guys, if we win they might not sent us to Disney World but if we loose they bury us?.

I?ve taken anti-depressants, they might be ok for a person who is an office worker but not an M-16. The word Combat means get wired real tight and kick yourself in the butt every morning to stay that way. Depression in your later life can be very serious but anti-depressants can be a sure way of not getting to later life.

Stay healthy,
Andy

Re: Is the use of antidepressant medications in combat zones
by Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2005
Andy,
A agree with you 100 percent,you need that edge to stay alive in combat.Even fear can be a good thing if controlled.It keeps you sharp.
Just where you want to be.
Tom

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