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Department of Defense Psychotropic Medication Prescription Practices and Use and Complementary Alternative Medicine Use 2011-05

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Technical Report

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Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States

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On August 17, 2010, the Defense Health Board DHB received a request from Charles L. Rice, M.D, President, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, to review issues and provide guidance surrounding the prescribing and use of psychotropic medications by military personnel. Dr. Rice also requested that the DHB review the use of complementary and alternative medicine CAM by Service members. The DHB Co-Vice Presidents established the Psychotropic Medication Work Group and the CAM Work Group, including a number of Board and Psychological Health External Advisory Subcommittee members. These work groups were later combined to address both issues jointly. Eventually, the combined groups met together at meetings of the Psychological Health Subcommittee of the Board.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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