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Breggin’s Homepage Blog

Homepage Blog of Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD.

This is Dr. Breggin’s personal blog where he posts selected essays. Dr. Breggin has also blogged on the following three widely read sites: Mad in America, Natural News and Huffington Post. You can search for him by name on those sites.

Antidepressant Trazodone In Naval Yard Gun Massacre

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.

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Psychiatry Has No Answer to Gun Massacres

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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