Monday, April 23, 2012

More soldiers are getting PTSD. Are stimulants to blame?

The use of stimulants in the military has increased dramatically since 2001.  So has the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder.  There may be a link, says Richard Friedman, the director of the neuropsychiatry unit at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Stimulants play a role in memory formation, including the formation of emotionally charged memories.  Read his editorial in the New York Times.

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