posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 11:09 AM
a reply to: Arktos1
The "happy post" is because this is just another depressing story, albeit an important subject, so don't think for a minute I would treat it
I guess the point would be whether medications delayed or tempered the actions of this person, or exacerbated them.
Mental illness is a real problem area. Many of the drugs are very powerful and working with the mind is complex and difficult. We may never know
whether the drugs in question exacerbated the symptoms and pushed the person towards these acts, or (as is more likely), whether the drugs tempered or
delayed the actions; or had no impact whatsoever. Furthermore, we don't know the circumstances of this tragedy, for example whether what the medical
opinion was as to access to his family etc., or whether there were identified risks of this event happening.
The best thing to do would be to get hold of the inquest documents, which should be public. This may unravel some of these questions. However,
blindly blaming the medication (or not) would be to simplify the whole tragedy to a level that would be silly and trivialise the subject of mental