posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 05:01 PM
to the op- Hefficide- I agree with you 100%. SSRI's side effects have been proven to cause homicide and suicide in a very small percentage of
users(otherwise, they would not have been forced to add disclaimers in the adverts). what that number actually is, is irrelevant IMO. It has happened
enough that the links between the drugs and violence can not logically be argued. People will still argue though, because emotions are hard to
overcome. And keep in mind that 90-99% of users of these drugs receive some benefits as Big Pharma intended. They don't want their
drug/lifeline/savior changed or taken of the market. So they will argue.
As a society, decisions about the care and treatment of mental patients, and depression need to be made. If drugs like SSRI's are the best course of
treatment, then we need to live with the side effects, in all their hideous forms. If the side effects are not worth it, then we need to demand that
the medical industry and Big Pharma come up with better options. Write you congressmen or women. Protest. write e-mails. start a petition to limit Big
Pharma's ability to dictate policy with cash. Demand that the safety of kids, parents, and neighbors should come before the bottom line of a fortune
Whether or not Adam Lanza was taking an SSRI is really irrelevant. Fact is, he was diagnosed with Aspergers so he is considered to be Autistic to some
degree. This is one of the target groups of Big Pharma. IF A.L. wasn't taking them, then most of the other SPREE killers were.
I do believe that though SSRI's are most likely the biggest factor in these sort of psychotic break/ spree killings, they are not the only factor.
Some of the blame could be pointed at Society, Video games, Bad Parenting, whatever you can come up with. but at the end of the day, SSRI's make
people not care. it is what they are designed to do, after all. So if we are looking for the BIGGEST reason, the most likely cause, then I think
SSRI's are it.
Just a thought about some of the interesting responses in this thread. We have proven the existence of paid Trolls who reside on ATS boards to
discredit and cause dissent in order to mislead and distract. I would just like to remind people here of that. The more posts trying to do just that
makes the argument that much more believable, at least to me.