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All the shooters wore pants. Therefore, pants must be the cause of mass shootings!
SSRI's are just an easy scapegoat. Due to the sheer number of people taking these drugs, I'm surprised we don't have several mass shootings daily, but we don't.
SSRI's have helped many people over the decades. Sometimes...just sometimes people aren't right in the head and even taking medication can't fix that.
But wait, these drugs are used in every country, but only in the US they are causing killing spree's
reply to post by Cynic
Stereotype what? The all-males thing? Have there been females?
The only reason I said that was that maybe there is something in these drugs that doesn't well with males or maybe with males in certain situations.
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Please point me to a medical website that lists a named SSRI medication that lists 'homicidal rage' as a rare side-effect.
No such thing exists, and you know it.
Deny Ignorance indeed.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual or severe mental/mood changes (such as agitation,
You really are an uneducated tool. Maybe you should take a long hard look in the mirror, it's actually you that need anti-psychotics. Medication has helped countless millions, and people like you keep marginalising their use in treating the disease. Just because mental issues cannot be seen and are feared by the uneducated, by extension perhaps you want to deprive a diabetic his/her insulin. Same general idea. Woe to anyone in your family that is forced to suffer in silence due to your fear and ignorance of the issue.
The data that reinforce the psychiatric drugs and violence connection is overwhelming.
Between 2004 -2012 there have been 14,773 reports to the US FDA’s MedWatch system on psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects including, 1,531 cases of homicidal ideation/homicide, 3,287 cases of mania and 8,219 cases of aggression. The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious adverse events are reported.
A PLOS One study, based on FDA adverse event drug data, authored by Thomas J. Moore, Joseph Glenmullen and Curt D. Furberg, found that “acts of violence towards others are a genuine and serious adverse drug event associated with a relatively small group of drugs.” Verenicline (Chantix) and antidepressants with serotonergic effects were the most strongly and consistently implicated drugs.
There are 22 international drug regulatory warnings on psychiatric drugs citing effects of mania, hostility, aggression, violence and even homicidal ideation.
It really frustrates me when people blame killing sprees on mental health. I am currently undergoing treatment for PTSD, adjustment disorder, depression and anxiety. These illnesses make me no different to the next person. The root cause is America's stance on guns. You rarely ever hear about this sort of thing happening anywhere else and the frequency of shooting sprees taking place in the US is truly scary. Please do not paint mental health with this brush.edit on 3-4-2014 by ProfessorT because: (no reason given)
Thanks for posting that ProfessorT, I agree entirely. Most of the armchair doctors on this post haven't the slightest clue of what they are talking about.