The Army Has Issued Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray To Keep Troops From Taking The ‘Easy Out (U.S.)

Geoffrey Ingersoll|Aug. 18, 2012,  1:50 AM

The military suicide rate doubled in July. That’s one of our troops, almost  every day.

To come up with an answer, the Army recently gave 3 million dollars to a  university of Indiana research center, and those researchers came back with  this: Anti-Suicide  Nasal Spray.

Katie  Drummond of The Daily reports researchers found a naturally occuring  neurochemical called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, or TRH, that has  euphoric, calming, anti-depressant effects. News of the nasal spray  comes as a relief to some, who had to endure spinal taps for injections of the  medicine.

The Pentagon, which tracks military suicides, reported that troops have  committed the act at an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. Now,  more troops die by their own hands that by the hands of the Taliban in  Afghanistan.

The spray is only possible because of advances in “nanotechnology delivery  systems.” Researchers plan to run a full battery of trials over the next few  years, and hopefully put the spray not only in the hands of soldiers, but  civilians as well.

The scientists say that applications go beyond anti-depression  medications.

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