Military Times: Malaria drug causes brain damage that mimics PTSD: case study

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By Jason Perry on Aug 12, 2016 at 1:14 AM
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    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/...s-permanent-brain-damage-case-study/88528568/

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    "The case of a service member diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder but found instead to have brain damage caused by a malaria drug raises questions about the origin of similar symptoms in other post-9/11 veterans.

    According to the case study published online in Drug Safety Case Reports in June, a U.S. military member sought treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for uncontrolled anger, insomnia, nightmares and memory loss...."

    I wish this were a shocking finding, but, I have come across way too many anecdotal cases of this to be surprised. A single case study is not "proof," but, I think it indicates support for the argument that this malaria drug can have serious health impacts on members.
     
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Discussion in 'General Military Resources' started by Jason Perry, Aug 12, 2016.

    1. KGauthier2014
      KGauthier2014
      I have a question I just found out about the dx that the military found on my MED Board to be only acute (lasting between 3- 6 months.) I have battling the conditions for well over that time....what can I do to have my claim re-looked at? Or what are my steps?
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