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Was the Shooter on Antidepressant Drugs?

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Was the Shooter on Antidepressant Drugs?

Joe Giambrone


Well, you probably don't want to look at more than 60 different documented school shooters and stabbers who were on antidepressant drugs when they attacked innocent children in suicidal, violent outbursts.   Not if your mind is already made up that "it's the guns" and that yet another "gun control" law will suddenly fix things.   It won't.   Nor will the congressional testimony of Dr. Peter Breggin on the dangers of SSRIs and the proven links to suicide and violent ideation interest you, as long as there is one factor, and one solution, and this sort of information doesn't fit into your preconception.

If this latest psycho-killer boy, Adam Lanza, had stolen a car and run over 26 people, would the most glaring problem be not enough car regulations?

Or if he had chosen to run around with a chainsaw instead, would the call now be for more chainsaw control?   Or would the focus have turned to just banning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films?

Why do they do it?

More than a little evidence suggests that antidepressant medications, prescribed by psychiatrists -- who have a vested stake in the public perception of this issue -- are a contributing factor in the majority of such spree massacres.   The drug corporations, which produce these medications and which pay for massive advertising campaigns on TV, in newspapers, on the radio and in magazines, certainly want their friendly press outlets to come up with a different culprit.   However, the lengthy list of warnings, right on the labels of these drugs, is an indication that the links are real, not very well understood, and potentially catastrophic.

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Even Time Magazine reported on links between prescription drugs and violence:  

Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) "7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs."

Venlafaxine (Effexor) "8.3 times..."

Fluvoxamine (Luvox ) "8.4 times"

Triazolam (Halcion) "8.7 times"

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Atomoxetine (Strattera) "9 times"

Mefoquine (Lariam) "9.5 times"

Amphetamines: (Various) "9.6 times"

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click here... by Joe Giambrone on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 2:33:49 PM
Are we going along with the conn cop's previously-... by Michael Rose on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:50:43 PM
Do you have evidence that Lanza was on antidepress... by Daniel Vasey on Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:57:25 PM
Look.  You want me to compile what government... by Joe Giambrone on Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:28:06 PM