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Dangerous Drugs for Combat Soldiers
Zombies on the Attack

Anti-depressant drugs are doubly dangerous. Most of them cause a severe drug hangover which is far worse than alcohol. Their adverse side effects are possibly/probably causing or worsening PTSD.

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Behind the mirrors, all is not as it appears... The pressures of service in places like Iraq take their toll on the futures of these young Americans; being doped up on hard drugs is the federal government's answer, and it is the wrong answer. Salem-News.com photo near Balad, Iraq by Tim King

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - I could NOT believe what I was seeing on ABC TV News March 24, 2010; that the Army Shrinkologists (Psychiatrists) were prescribing zombifying drugs to frontline combat troops.

I was a Combat Infantryman, Battalion Scout, Pointman and Forward Observer in WWII. I am not only lucky but astonished that I lived through it. I can thoroughly empathize with the frontline troops in Iraq et cetera and what they are being prescribed as some of the most dangerous zombifying drugs – the anti-depressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil. These drugs really scramble the brain and have caused many suicides AND accidental deaths by overdose.

These drugs are supposed to be treating these Combat Soldiers for Combat Anxiety and Stress but in many/most cases they could be doing the opposite.

Near the end of WWII in Europe I was barely existing on K-rations, getting about 3 hours of sleep a night and didn’t get any of my clothes off for 6 straight weeks. It was go, go, go. We got so we just didn’t care about anything anymore. We were zombified by absolute fatigue. Even fear had little meaning anymore.

I see by the ABC News program that this must be what is occurring with our frontline troops today. The Shrinkologists are psychologically wrecking these troops. Suicides and severe PTSD are wrecking a whole generation of our fighting troops.

These anti-depressant drugs are doubly dangerous. Most of them cause a severe drug hangover which is far worse than alcohol. Their adverse side effects are possibly/probably causing or worsening PTSD.

I am not guessing about this stuff. I have frontline combat induced PTSD myself and I have been given these drugs by the VA doctors. The adverse effects are AWFUL. In addition, I have taken medical care of about 1000 PTSD Veterans from all wars since WWII. They not only have rejected VA prescribed anti-depressants but have taken up alcohol which though ultimately more dangerous at least is more preferable to them than the hated, repulsive anti-depressants.

I am not saying that these drugs do not work for all patients. For low level combat stress and low level PTSD they may help some. The VA’s treatment for PTSD is a disgrace and will end up costing billions in mental disability pensions.

I may be one of the few physicians who has treated as many as 1000 PTSD Victim Veterans successfully.

Read my articles in Salem-News.com

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Dr. Phillip Leveque has degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and minors in physiology and biochemistry. He was a Professor of Pharmacology, employed by the University of London for 2 years, during which time he trained the first doctors in Tanzania. After training doctors, he became an Osteopathic Physician, as well as a Forensic Toxicologist.

Before any of that, Phil Leveque was a Combat Infantryman in the U.S. Army in WWII. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 60 years after the war, and specialized in treating Veterans with PTSD during his years as a doctor in Molalla, Oregon. Do you have a question, comment or story to share with Dr. Leveque?
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More information on the history of Dr. Leveque can be found in his book, General Patton's Dogface Soldier of WWII about his own experiences "from a foxhole". Order the book by mail by following this link: DOGFACE SOLDIER OF WWII If you are a World War II history buff, you don't want to miss it.




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Dr. Leveque March 29, 2010 12:09 pm (Pacific time)

To Corey: With my first 1000 patients I tried to get my results published in New England Journal Of Medicine, a most prominent medical journal in Boston where Dr. Andrew Weil published the first modern article on Medical Marijuana in Science Magazine. By Oregon Law I could not identify my patients in any way and if I identified myself it would make me a target of the Oregon Medical Board which eventually revoked my medical license for helping patients get medical marijuana permits for a DANGEROUS ADDICTING DRUG. See my articles: PTSD Leveque OR PTSD and Medical Marijuana on salem-news.com. I AM AVAILABLE FOR LECTURES AND SEMINARS ANYWHERE.


Osotan; March 28, 2010 9:23 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Doc, I can testify those drugs do Nothing to treat the core problem, the suppression of this disorder is more dangerous than treating it here and now with counsiling or "effective" pharmacology. I prefer marijuana to all the other trash they legally prescribe.Semper Fi.


Corey March 28, 2010 6:09 pm (Pacific time)

Treating approximately 1000 veterans for PTSD must have allowed you to have compiled a considerable scientific database that would be quite valuable to medical researchers as well as to PTSD counselors. Have you made them available for peer review? Certainly access to your treatments with insuring patient confidentiallity would be a worthwhile medical history to share with others.


Anonymous March 28, 2010 12:20 pm (Pacific time)

then they come home and become police officers

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