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As the LA Times reports, the following prescription medication was found:
“…prescription medication for sertraline, a generic version of Zoloft used to treat depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder; and Clonazepam, usually prescribed to treat anxiety and panic attacks”
Prescription drug abuse that is found with antidepressants, that even at normal levels have been linked to violence, suicide, and aggression.
Side effects for the baseline drug Prozac alone include:
Violent actions and reckless behavior
And once again, these were side effects that up until 2005, when Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher blew the whistle on the cover up, were completely hidden from the public. As detailed in the USA Today article on the subject, Teicher explains how Prozac manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co. lied for 15 years denying the very real link between Prozac and suicide. In his own words, Teicher said that the public was being treated like ”guinea pigs” in a mass experiment.
I don't want this thread to turn into a conspiracy discussing regarding the actions and events of that day. This thread is to discuss the potent effects and clear consequences of feeding drugs to our children by age 5.
Originally posted by snowspirit
I took myself off it, realizing that was not how I wanted to feel.
The fact that they were all seeing psychiatrists and prescribed drugs means that they weren't emotionally stable to begin with.
We have no problem accepting that people like Stalin and Hitler were able to kill millions even though they weren't on antidepressants.
Why can't we accept that man is capable of causing such tragedies as these all on their own? Why must we always attempt to find some scapegoat that takes the blame off the shooter?
In this case though, knowing this kid was intelligent, accomplished and studying neuroscience, along with a variety of other information leads me to believe this wasn't just a case of the above, but something complex that had many root causes.
It comes as no surprise to many of us that pharmaceutical drugs played their part in warping the mind of this young man.
Originally posted by Cosmic911
reply to post by paxnatus
There's no doubt Mr. Holmes suffered from serious mental health issues, issues that may or may not have been helped or hurt with SSRI-type medications. Regardless of the greed of Big Pharma (of that there is no doubt), there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that these medications contributed to Mr. Holmes' actions. Frankly, we do not know enough about these medications or the human brain or certain diagnosis to say anything with 100% accuracy.edit on 6-4-2013 by Cosmic911 because: (no reason given)