Citizens Commission On Human Rights International
Friday, November 6, 2009
Despite the admitted fact that Hasan was a psychiatrist, and many psychiatrists self-medicate, the establishment media has uniformly failed to ask whether the shooter was on Prozac, as is the case in almost every other mass shooting.
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Vol. 76, No. 5, 2007
Background: Self-treatment and treatments of friends or relatives is a controversial issue, tolerated by some and discouraged by others, including professionals. The author studied the attitudes toward self-treatment of depression among psychiatrists in Michigan. Method: A questionnaire asking whether the psychiatrist would or did self-treat for depression was mailed to 830 members of the Michigan Psychiatric Society. Results: The response rate was 68.3% (567 psychiatrists). Almost 43% of responders would consider self-medication or would self-medicate if afflicted with mild/moderate depression. Seven percent would self-medicate or consider self-medication for severe depression or if suicidal ideation became a component of one’s depression. In the past, 15.7% responders treated themselves for depression. Conclusion: These results suggest that a considerable number of psychiatrists would treat themselves for depression, possibly because of fear of stigma or fear of a permanent record, or other reasons.
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
November 5, 2009
At least 12 people have been shot dead and 31 others wounded after a US soldier went on the rampage at a military base in Texas.
The suspect, named as Major Malik Nadal Hasan, was killed on site after opening fire at the massive Fort Hood complex in Killeen.
Major Hasan, who was armed with two handguns, was thought to be in his late 30s and was an army psychiatrist.
He was due to be sent to Iraq soon but had aired grievances about the planned deployment, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson told CNN.
Two other soldiers are being held as suspects following the mass shooting.
It took place at the Soldier Readiness Centre, where troops preparing for overseas deployment were getting last-minute medical checkups.
The two suspects were detained at a nearby building on the base.
Shootings took place at Soldier Readiness Centre. See this: http://www.crdamc.amedd.army.mil/default.asp?page=behavh
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
June 5, 2008
Seven months after Sergeant Christopher LeJeune started scouting Baghdad’s dangerous roads — acting as bait to lure insurgents into the open so his Army unit could kill them — he found himself growing increasingly despondent. “We’d been doing some heavy missions, and things were starting to bother me,” LeJeune says. His unit had been protecting Iraqi police stations targeted by rocket-propelled grenades, hunting down mortars hidden in dark Baghdad basements and cleaning up its own messes. He recalls the order his unit got after a nighttime firefight to roll back out and collect the enemy dead. When LeJeune and his buddies arrived, they discovered that some of the bodies were still alive. “You don’t always know who the bad guys are,” he says. “When you search someone’s house, you have it built up in your mind that these guys are terrorists, but when you go in, there’s little bitty tiny shoes and toys on the floor — things like that started affecting me a lot more than I thought they would.”
So LeJeune visited a military doctor in Iraq, who, after a quick session, diagnosed depression. The doctor sent him back to war armed with the antidepressant Zoloft and the antianxiety drug clonazepam. “It’s not easy for soldiers to admit the problems that they’re having over there for a variety of reasons,” LeJeune says. “If they do admit it, then the only solution given is pills.”
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