Depression takes toll on troops in Afghanistan

There are 21 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 7, 2008, titled Depression takes toll on troops in Afghanistan. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

U.S. troop morale improved in Iraq last year, but soldiers fighting in Afghanistan suffered more depression as violence there worsened, according to an Army mental health report.

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Mark Mywords

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Mar 7, 2008
I'll bet Osama's mental health is not so good too.

Maybe when Obama wins, he can do a little Jihad get-a-way weekend to some tony little vacation spot. Somewhere when he can kick his feet up and just put all that terrorism on hold for awhile, rest, and re-charge. Just chill with his home boys. Take in a play or maybe even a concert.
Huh

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Mar 7, 2008
Mark Mywords wrote:
I'll bet Osama's mental health is not so good too.
Maybe when Obama wins, he can do a little Jihad get-a-way weekend to some tony little vacation spot. Somewhere when he can kick his feet up and just put all that terrorism on hold for awhile, rest, and re-charge. Just chill with his home boys. Take in a play or maybe even a concert.
I knew there would be some jerk on here to polarize the issue with nonsensical garbage. 121 suicides is an unreal number. Seems like we are failing our troops despite all the BS that comes from politicians of both parties.
MaryBeth

United States

#5 Mar 7, 2008
...That is why you cannot vote for geriatric John McCain, he wants the war to continue!!
Heathen

Fort Myers, FL

#8 Mar 7, 2008
Dont worry folk's the Bush administration has all the answer's. I know I feel perfectly safe.Just wash me in some of that sweet iraqi crude and all ill's will be cured, hell its only 100+ dollars a barrel. BUSH is nothing more than a turd that won't flush.
Joseph

Daytona Beach, FL

#9 Mar 7, 2008
Maybe Hickman will find the courage to stand up and tell the nation the truth the about 911. Or do you prefer to go to your grave a coward like the rest of your buddies.
Mr International

Miami, FL

#10 Mar 8, 2008
FMS

Boca Raton, FL

#11 Mar 10, 2008
Heathen wrote:
Dont worry folk's the Bush administration has all the answer's. I know I feel perfectly safe.Just wash me in some of that sweet iraqi crude and all ill's will be cured, hell its only 100+ dollars a barrel. BUSH is nothing more than a turd that won't flush.
ACTUALLY, I ALWAYS REGARDED HIM AS THE HUGE HEMHEROID IN AMERICA'S BUTT.
JTM

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Mar 10, 2008
It's disgraceful the way the Bush Administration has cut benefits for our Vets while lining the pockets of his rich buddies and running up the defecit. He is the worst president in the history of this nation and now John McCain is starting to sound more and more like him. UGHHHH
Uh-Huh

United States

#14 Mar 10, 2008
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
Fed Up

Hollywood, FL

#15 Mar 10, 2008
Send the troops home already. Those of you who elected Bush in for a second term, you need your heads examined!!!!!!
Mordac

Commack, NY

#16 Mar 10, 2008
How dare any of you mere peons question our Great Dear Leader Kim Il Dubyah, our lord and savior, master of the universe, most majestic & beneficent friend to the moneyed class!!! These soldiers must be sacrficed to extol the greatness of our wise & magnificent soverign!
Sue

Mainz, Germany

#17 Mar 10, 2008
Mark Mywords wrote:
I'll bet Osama's mental health is not so good too.
Maybe when Obama wins, he can do a little Jihad get-a-way weekend to some tony little vacation spot. Somewhere when he can kick his feet up and just put all that terrorism on hold for awhile, rest, and re-charge. Just chill with his home boys. Take in a play or maybe even a concert.
Of course there had to be some idiot posting crap.

What a conincidence that Afghanistan has gas and oil resources worth 4 TRILLION US$ and Iraq has the second largest oil resources in the world (after Saudi Arabia). Now that the US have always had Saudi by the balls and Afghanistan and Iraq didn't cooperate, there had to be a reason to get in and grab the goodies... well think for yourselves...
Sue

Mainz, Germany

#18 Mar 10, 2008
Mordac wrote:
How dare any of you mere peons question our Great Dear Leader Kim Il Dubyah, our lord and savior, master of the universe, most majestic & beneficent friend to the moneyed class!!! These soldiers must be sacrficed to extol the greatness of our wise & magnificent soverign!
LOL how true!
sam

Atlanta, GA

#19 Mar 10, 2008
Uh-Huh wrote:
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
BUSH!
Nico

Czech Republic

#20 Sep 24, 2013
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Phil

Staßfurt, Germany

#21 Sep 25, 2013
they sit there too much. This redundant war, crime against humanity could be over at least a few years ago and these militaries should come to their bases in usa. It would be done properly, if Ron Paul would be president.
Phil

Staßfurt, Germany

#22 Sep 25, 2013
sam wrote:
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BUSH!
Obama too. They stay on the same platform or something, what is behind them.
HumanSpirit

Saint Augustine, FL

#23 Sep 25, 2013
Mind drugging started under the Republican (ALEC) Bush Sr presidency in 1989 with Prozac (Eli Lilly / Bush Sr, jr former employer) and the increase and support of the Mental Health Industry through the Social Services each that ad no science with diagnoses of made to order mental illnesses

Rumsfield / Bush Jr also worth looking considering the death and lack of stability of the GI and political intent
HumanSpirit

Saint Augustine, FL

#24 Sep 25, 2013
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HumanSpirit

Saint Augustine, FL

#25 Sep 25, 2013
There is no science to the mental health industry. No medical model. NO evidence based medicine. No test for chemical imbalance of the brain to which the APA admitted to the falsehood in 2004. The industry is based on hearsay and is political.

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.

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