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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:16 AM

26. If I searched properly

 

the mother jones article does not contain the string SSRI, Antidepressant or Drug on either page (drug appears in the comment section).

Isn't that curious?

If every school shooter since 1989 had been on an LSD trip do you think Mother Jones would have mentioned that?

Here's what I think is going on, quoting from the paper by Dr. David Healy at the National Institutes of Health:

Antidepressants and Violence: Problems at the Interface of Medicine and Law
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1564177/

Both clinical trial and pharmacovigilance data point to possible links between these drugs and violent behaviours. The legal cases outlined returned a variety of verdicts that may in part have stemmed from different judicial processes. Many jurisdictions appear not to have considered the possibility that a prescription drug may induce violence...


At least I hope that is the case, because the alternative is much uglier.

This linked Mother Jones article-
Mass Shootings: Maybe What We Need Is a Better Mental-Health Policy
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/jared-loughner-mass-shootings-mental-illness

does state the following:
"..Nearly 80 percent of the perpetrators in these 62 cases obtained their weapons legally. Acute paranoia, delusions, and depression were rampant among them, with at least 36 of the killers committing suicide on or near the scene....

...Loughner was medicated..." <<<-----------That's all 2 articles devoted to SSRI's.

--Which hardly begins to touch the issue- verify that by clicking here:
http://ssristories.com/index.php

Why do YOU think the Mother Jones article fails to mention that every school shooter in the last 20 years save perhaps one -*(I've heard that a shooter in KY was not under the influence of lab drugs) has either been on, or withdrawing from, antidepressants?

They forgot?

Do you think this fact is insignificant- not even worthy of mention in an article that purports to examine mass shootings in the USA in depth?


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