Peter R. Breggin, M.D. 101 East State Street, No. 112 Ithaca, New York 14850 Phone: 607-272-5328 www.breggin.com Fax: 607 272 5329 September 18, 2013 Violence and the Antidepressant Trazodone In the Washington Naval Yard Gun Massacre by Peter R. Breggin, MD This brief analysis is offered in response to information that the […]
This brief analysis is offered in response to information that the Navy Yard mass murderer, Aaron Alexis, was taking the antidepressant trazodone. Alexis was reportedly started on trazodone for sleep on August 23, 2013 at the Veterans Administration (VA) clinic in Providence and refilled on August 28 at the VA in Washington, DC. Twenty days later, on September 16, he committed the violent assaults.