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Originally posted by n00bUK
My post wasnt an attack on you or anything of the sort, i just wanted to see what you had to say, and you'v delivered what you had to say very good, which made me question what i currently think
You make a good point about us having more killers if my said circumstances were the case for their behavior.
Originally posted by Glass
I have taken antidepressants before, though not specifically Prozac. In my experience, the drug dulled those thoughts which were causing my depression; guilt, self-loathing, anger, etc. A quick wiki search for Prozac revealed that it is classified as a "Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor".
(inb4 "wiki isn't credible" I really don't care about your opinion of wiki)
Basically, you're wrong; it doesn't accentuate, it inhibits.
I'm not a psychologist (though I would like to be) but I suspect that the Prozac may have inhibited a natural response of guilt and disgust that would normally proceed from having such thoughts. I know that whenever a disturbing thought pops into my head, it is my feeling of disgust at the idea that stops me from entertaining the thought.
if someone killed my 9 year old daughter they wouldn't make it past the first step of the courthouse.
She will live with the guilt for eternity, probably turning the empathy into a twisted emotion just to deal with it,
Originally posted by wildtimes
I see no one yet has touched on the fact of the girl's parents being addicts.
Do we know what sort of drugs they were addicted to? Intrauterine exposure to drugs is unquestionably a factor in the development of the fetal brain.
Even the environmental 'stressors' of the pregnant woman affect the brain. Hormones are released by environmental stressors (or conversely, environmental calm), that are the literal 'life-blood' of the fetus/child.
It's part of the process of development. If the mother is experiencing stress, her hormones are 'fed' to the fetus, whose brain then, as it develops, responds to the level of those hormones as a gauge, or indicator, of the environment in which they are going to be born.
A drug addict is messing with their brains and hormones, these messes will be visited upon the child. Depending on the substance, the effects will differ.
Also, there is the issue of 'attachment disorder' immediately after birth. If an infant is not met with loving arms, eye-contact, mutual gazing, and care....but instead treated coldly and as an object, their brains will 'shut down' the 'attachment' bit. They become unable to respond, or to offer, affection. They are unable to experience empathy, compassion, fondness, remorse..... they are 'numb' to others.
At least, that's the theory. No one really knows for sure, though.
see the early childhood of Ted Kazinsky...the Unabomber.
But shouldn't we be a little bit more forgiving?
Originally posted by Imtor
That's why the part saying people need human rights when they face the court even if they are criminals, murderers, have taken 1, 2, 30, 50 lives..
You and your silly human rights. Right now the prisons could have been emptied from some prisoners - by death penalty for all meant murderers who realized what they were doing and even being crazy/mentally ill shouldn't be treated as an excuse for killing.
And then prisons could be taken by those corrupted, while they have commited crimes of such kind it is not like taking out a human life. So free the prisons from murders, put the corrupted and non-murderer criminals in the prisons
And some of the population would get emptier..