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Some veteran ‘suicides’ could be deaths from drugs prescribed for PTSD, psychiatrist tells royal commission | ABC

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A mental health specialist told the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide that more than 70 different medications are being given to veterans struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as part of an “ad hoc” treatment process.

Dr. Andrew Khoo, a consultant psychiatrist, is also concerned that some veterans’ fatalities may have been misclassified as a suicide when they were actually caused by unintentional self-poisoning with prescribed medicines. On the third day of the royal commission’s meeting in Brisbane, the revelations were made. PTSD, according to Dr. Khoo, was complex, persistent, and difficult to treat, causing problems in relationships and families, as well as rendering people unable to work.

 

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-30/qld-veteran-suicides-could-be-from-ptsd-drugs-psychiatrist-tells/100663450

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