I have previously reported that Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old Las Vegas mass murderer, was given prescriptions for Valium some time prior to the shootings. This was the bloodiest rampage in U.S. history, but information has been sparse about Paddock. Continue reading this Alert @ Dr. Breggin’s Mad in America blog
Mailing Address: Peter R. Breggin M.D. 206A Dryden Rd PMB 112 Ithaca, NY 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 […]
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.
For the first time ever, and for a brief moment in time, two knowledgeable and highly credentialed public figures have commented on the fact that psychiatric medications cause violence and must be considered suspect in the case of the Newtown shooter. But then, as if it never happened, and as if psychiatric drugs could not possibly be implicated in violence, the issue was dropped by the media.
The Newtown tragedy has sent us searching for answers to mass killings. There are many important questions to be addressed, such as “Is tighter gun control feasible and consistent with the Second Amendment?”, “Can we prevent so much teen exposure to violent games and movies?”, “Would it help to put armed guards in schools or to arm teachers and principals?”, and “How much mass murder is driven by psychiatric drug exposure?” These are critical issues.
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The recognition by Oliver North and Red State that drugging our children is a national catastrophe is good news! But we must remember that the harms from massively drugging our children are far more extensive than the horrific episodes of drug-driven violence. Diagnosing and drugging our children demoralizing them, injures their brains, and robs them of a sense of self-determination […]