More than 110,000 US Soldiers dependant on anti depressants & sedatives
Analysts and experts have long maintained that the duration of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having a detrimental effect on the nation's military personnel. Nowhere have the problems of high operational tempos and repeated combat deployments manifested themselves more than in the tens of thousands of soldiers and others who are increasingly being medicated in order to deal with the stress.
In fact, according to recent figures released by the Army's surgeon general, more than 110,000 U.S. Army personnel were taking antidepressants, narcotics, sedatives, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs that were prescribed to them by doctors.
With a renewed focus on individual soldier readiness by the Pentagon after a decade of war, it should trouble Defense Department officials - civilians and top officers alike - that nearly 8 percent of active duty Army troops are on sedatives, and another 6 percent are on antidepressants, figures that are up eightfold since 2005.
So many psychotropic drug prescriptions are having an effect on more than just readiness, but also on legal issues affecting military members.
"In a small but growing number of cases across the nation, lawyers are blaming the U.S. military's heavy use of psychotropic drugs for their clients' aberrant behavior and related health problems," The Los Angeles Times reported in early April
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Emotional Freedom Technique & PTSD
Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture EFT is a simple tapping procedure that gently realigns the body's energy system without the discomfort of needles.
EFT was introduced in 1995 by Stanford Engineering graduate Gary Craig who has been interested in personal improvement and psychology since the age of 13.
Unlike other energy healing methods, EFT incorporates an emotional element to the healing process, addressing unresolved emotional issues as a likely cause of physical disease, psychological dysfunction and personal performance limits.
If we look at the EFT discovery statement:-
"The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy field"
We understand that negative emotional experiences disrupt the energy meridians that run through our body, and the physical changes that we feel from these disruptions, like nausea or anxiety, become attached to the memory of that experience and effect the way we see the world......until we heal that disruption.
Properly applied EFT quickly realigns the energy meridians with respect to negative memories, disconnects the physical discomfort that we attach to it, and quite often can remove the resulting symptom.
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These techniques are gentle, rapid and extremely effective. It is not uncommon for long standing chronic pain and phobias to be released in just one session of treatment.
Similarly, psychological pain such as anxiety, depressions and addictions caused by traumatic incidents or childhood memories can often be relieved in a single session.
One of the most remarkable aspects of EFT for many users is the fact that it is designed so that:-
"Once you have learned this simple technique, you can easily do it on yourself at anytime and in any situation".
Extensive application of EFT has shown impressive improvements in a wide range of issues, including those listed below.
- Anger Management
- Severe Trauma (PTSD)