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
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.
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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On Wednesday March 14, 2018, one hour before my Dr. Peter Breggin Hour went on the radio airwaves, I watched myself flicker across the screen of a Dr. Oz television show titled, “Is There a Link between Psychiatric Drugs and Violence?” Oz gave me a few seconds to say that the FDA confirms that antidepressants […]
In January 1999, a young woman was pushed off a subway platform in New York City and killed. The perpetrator was identified in the press as a mental patient who had stopped taking his drugs. The Pharmaceutical Empire and organized psychiatry manipulated this horrendous event to stir up public fear of psychiatric patients who stop taking their drugs. The result in New York State was Kendra’s law, making it easier to involuntarily treat patients who refuse to take their medication.
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