Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Eddie Ray Routh, Suspect In Chris Kyle Chad Littlefield Murders, Was Diagnosed PTSD

Eddie Ray Routh of the Marine Corp Reserve is on trial for the murder of Chris Kyle the “American Sniper” and is diagnosed PTSD. Routh has been charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Kyle, author of the best-selling book "American Sniper," and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range in Glen Rose, Texas.
Upon his arrest for the crime Routh told authorities he was a Marine veteran who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Police took him to Green Oaks Hospital for psychiatric care and he was on suicide watch. The hospital would not release his records because of privacy laws. The court will likely not disclose his pharmaceutical drug use though. Previously Routh was involved in burglary regarding pill bottles. It is extremely likely Routh was prescribed PTSD drugs due to his erractic behavior and that is how the Military deals with PTSD patients.
The Army Surgeon General's office is backed away from its long-standing endorsement of prescribing psychotropic drugs for PTSD. They have a number of regional medical commanders against using tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium to treat PTSD.

News reports have reported a recent Army memo. The memo indicates that the Army Medical Command has taken a new look at PTSD drugs known as benzodiazepines. These drugs such as Xanax and Valium, could intensify rather than reduce combat stress symptoms and lead to addiction. So the Army is now backing away from Xanax and Valium in their treatment of PTSD.

We are not sure if Eddy Ray Routh was prescribed Xanax or Valium, but it is likely he was using some pharma drug as a ‘treatment”. His defense indicates that they will be defending Routh on temporary insanity. We think they should say the pharma drugs did it. The track record of pharma surely demonstrates that.

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