Most of the kids who are the shooters in the school shootings are on or are coming off of psychiatric medications that have aggression, violence and even homicidal ideation listed as side effects. The medications are causing kids who previously might have been a little depressed or having some trouble studying to become violent. Please watch the congressional testimony of Dr. Peter Breggin on the dangers of antidepressants called SSRIs and the proven links to suicide and violent ideation. Dr. Breggin, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and founder of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in February of 2010:
“There is overwhelming evidence that the SSRIs and other stimulating antidepressants cause suicidality and aggression in children and adults of all ages.”
Please see Psych Meds Linked To 90% Of School Shootings published by WorldNetDaily on December 18th. Here is just a sample: 60 different documented school shooters and stabbers who were on antidepressant drugs when they attacked innocent children in suicidal, violent outbursts.
This is the FDA’s 2007 update to the “Black Box” warnings, which are mandatory and included with all antidepressants:
“Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk: Patients, their families, and their caregivers should be encouraged to be alert to the emergence of anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, mania, other unusual changes in behavior, worsening of depression, and suicidal ideation, especially early during antidepressant treatment and when the dose is adjusted up or down. Families and caregivers of patients should be advised to look for the emergence of such symptoms on a day-to-day basis, since changes may be abrupt. … Symptoms such as these may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal thinking and behavior and indicate a need for very close monitoring and possibly changes in the medication.” (emphasis added)
In addition to the list above, psychiatrist David Healy has compiled a list of 4,800 articles that detail the correlation between antidepressants and violence: http://www.ssristories.com/index.php, with an Introduction here: http://www.ssristories.com/.
As reported by Time Magazine, these psychiatric drugs are disproportionately linked with violent behavior:
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) (an antidepressant) … 7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.
Venlafaxine (Effexor) (an antidepressant) … 8.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.
Fluvoxamine (Luvox) (an antidepressant) … 8.4 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.
Atomoxetine (Strattera) (used for ADHD) … 9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.
Paroxetine (Paxil) (an antidepressant) … 10.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) (an antidepressant) … 10.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.
The psychiatric drugs are making these monsters.