by Helen Tansey
The tragedy in Newtown Connecticut is being blamed on guns by the state run media. No question guns were used but the bigger question is what on earth would drive a 20 year old kid who had zero history of violence inflict such madness on 29 innocent people including 22 children? Time and again we are told by state run media that it’s the guns, and they are pounding this meme over and over and over again convincing many that guns are to blame. But few who work for state run media report that the majority of these kids inflicting these horrific and senseless acts are on legally prescribed anti depressants or anti psychotics. (Click this hyperlink to review a detailed list of school shootings known to be linked to SSRI’s)
The uncle of the alleged shooter, Adam Lanza, recently told a reporter at New York City News that his nephew was taking Fanapt an anti psychotic. Here are the reported side effects of this powerful drug:
“Psychiatric Disorders: Frequent – restlessness, aggression, delusion; Infrequent – hostility, libido decreased, paranoia, anorgasmia, confusional state, mania, catatonia, mood swings, panic attack, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, delirium, polydipsia psychogenic, impulse-control disorder, major depression.”
His uncle went onto describe Lanza as “…shy. He never yells at no one. He would help her with dishes, laundry, groceries, picking up sticks, everything and anything possible,” Lanza said of his notorious nephew. “He never yelled at her, and she never yelled at him. It’s not like they had a rocky relationship. What made him snap? Was it the medication?”
Folks, these anti psychotic drugs are extremely powerful. How would I know? I was married to a young man who was prescribed Paxil and Wellbutrin for anxiety. Within 24 hours he flipped into mania. Four psychiatric hospital stays later along with a medicine cabinet full of anti depressant and anti psychotics he was emotionally and mentally detached from all reality. Witnessing his mental degradation left me feeling extreme hopelessness while also fearing he’d do harm to me, himself or innocent others. It is one of those life altering experiences that if you haven’t lived through it you can’t possibly know how debilitating life becomes for these patients and their loved ones.
Which is why it’s time to stop vilifying these kids who have turned to such medication for help and to take seriously the extreme affects these legally prescribed drugs may be playing in these senseless tragedies.
A good place to start is watching this documentary “Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging.“ This documentary details “the facts about psychotropic drugs and the huge profits they create for the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs are not safe and have not been on the market long enough to provide sufficient long term studies regarding their effects…Over half of the people that commit suicide in the United States are prescribed to psychotropic drugs. (Ex: Paxil (Paroxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Prozac, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), Effexor, Seroquil, Ultram (Tramadol), etc.)
Oh, and Congress is aware of the dangers these class of drugs are having on patients. Watch Dr. Breggin’s testimony before the Veterans’ Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 24, 2010 regarding the increased number of suicides by our kids in the military who are being prescribed these same drugs for mental help –
Dr. Breggin’s written testimony to Congress was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal with references to the studies cited in his spoken testimony:
Further details on Dr. Breggin’s testimony before Congress: