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Top Psychiatrist: Meds Behind School Massacres
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-24 13:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6531 views ]  Top

#1 From my experience the doctors find it easy to put you on these tablets but dont tell you how hard it is to come off them.
Posted by Sneans Phaviger9977 2013-01-24 14:25||   2013-01-24 14:25|| Front Page Top

#2 The Dems will put a stop to this line of thought. These are people who funded the big push for Obamacare, to make sure they had a captive market. Can't be criticizing the product.
Posted by ed in texas 2013-01-24 14:25||   2013-01-24 14:25|| Front Page Top

#3 World Net Daily isn't exactly a reviewed journal. Lunatics are the cause, and lunatics aren't getting any more rare or common. There's NO TREND in mass shootings.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-01-24 15:23||   2013-01-24 15:23|| Front Page Top

#4 Former head of American Psychological Association & widely published Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman does not agree.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-24 15:46||   2013-01-24 15:46|| Front Page Top

#5 Two things about pschotropic medicines:
1) In many cases they are used as a substitute for psychotherapy. This is because demand for therapists far exceeds supply. It is "cheeper" to throw a bottle of pills at someone than have a therapy session.
2) SSRIs have an unusually high incidence of side effects. In particular 4% of teenage boys and men in their 20's exhibit manic behavior when given these drugs.

When you consider the number of young men given these drugs, and the number of men having side effects, it's amazing that we don't have more shootings.
Posted by Frozen Al 2013-01-24 15:50||   2013-01-24 15:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Anguper: I looked at your link, he basically said it was All About Guns but said little to convince me that SSRI's weren't to blame.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-01-24 16:14||   2013-01-24 16:14|| Front Page Top

#7 And frankly, I wouldn't expect anything less from the Washington Post. They're not going to talk about anything other than their social-control-desire-du-jour.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-01-24 16:22||   2013-01-24 16:22|| Front Page Top

#8 "If lawmakers and authorities are truly concerned about stopping gun violence in schools..."

BIG 'if'.
Posted by Iblis 2013-01-24 16:47||   2013-01-24 16:47|| Front Page Top

#9  2 points to get from Seligman:
-- There's a difference between evil and crazy. -- There's no way to predict/control crazy, despite what some shrinks say.
I ignored his conclusions about gun control, which don't follow his main point. Every reliable / sane gun owner has friends, relatives & associates who are not. That includes LEO's. Wiki the Red Lake massacre.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-24 17:58||   2013-01-24 17:58|| Front Page Top

#10 Some people are simply not socialized and cannot be socialized. That's all there is to it. If guns did not serve a purpose in deterring tyrants or providing the old or the physically weak with a means of self-defense, I can see a case for banning them. But they do, and Seligman's argument is therefore an instance of hard cases make bad law.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-01-24 20:01||   2013-01-24 20:01|| Front Page Top

#11 Documented side effects from psych drugs are consistent with behaviors evidenced by a lot of these psycho killers. Multiplying out the documented side effect rate by the huge numbers of patients leaves a scarily high number of potentially dangerous people. Maybe not as many as if the drugs were never used on anyone, but still a lot. I have no idea if/how many of the actual killers were or had been on these drugs, but it is a very valid question.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-24 20:43||   2013-01-24 20:43|| Front Page Top

#12 The definitive story on what is going on with psychotropic drugs in America is at - This report is THREE HOURS long, but uses that time to make an airtight case against these drugs.
Posted by Lone Ranger 2013-01-24 21:22||   2013-01-24 21:22|| Front Page Top

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