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.