Monday, February 18, 2008

Psychiatric Drugs and School Shootings

I'm posting this from Mike Adams the Health Ranger because I feel I've kind of noticed the same thing. At least, I remember the kids at Columbine were coming off Paxil or something like that. Scary stuff.

Here's a link to PBS' Frontline (and they're questioning whether PBS still deserves funding???) on the overprescription of psychotropic drugs to VERY young children and the permanent harm it can do: The Medicated Child.


Dear NaturalNews / NewsTarget readers,

Due to widespread misreporting of the Illinois shooting incident by the mainstream media (MSM), I'm issuing a weekend e-mail alert that tells the truth about the link between psychiatric drugs and every school shooting that has taken place in the United States in the last decade. Here's the first section from the article posted today:

(NaturalNews) It comes as no surprise to anyone who's been following school shootings all the way back to the Colombine High massacre in Colorado: Every young, male shooter that has gone on a killing spree in the United States also has a history of treatment with psychotropic drugs -- typically SSRI antidepressants. These shootings have three things in common: 1) The shooters are young males. 2) The shooters exhibit a mind-numbed disconnect with reality. 3) The shooters have a history of taking psychiatric drugs.

This latest shooting by 27-year-old Stephen Kazmierczak shares the same three factors. Stephen was considered a "normal, undistressed person," according to press reports. He was considered "an outstanding student" and even received a Dean's Award for outstanding work in sociology. So what happened to Stephen's brain that caused him to snap and open fire on students in a college classroom?

Psych meds make good people do bad things
Psychiatric drugs, of course, are well known to cause extremely violent thoughts and behavior in young males. This is actually acknowledged by the FDA and is found in the black-box warnings printed on the packaging for such drugs. In Europe, the prescribing of many such drugs to children and teens is actually illegal. But in the United States, where psychiatric medications have become the "new medicine" for American youth, nobody seems to pay attention to the simple fact that every school shooting we've seen in the last decade has been committed by a young male with a history of treatment with these dangerous mind-altering chemicals...

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- Mike Adams, the Health Ranger



Loren Coleman said...

You write "every school shooting" in the last decade has been linked to psychiatric drugs.

Unfortunately, that is an absolute statement that cannot be backed up with data to support it. It is absolutely untrue.

Please list all of these events, as I have done. You will see that your argument may be emotionally compelling due to the highlights of certain "celebrity" shootings, but upon a closer look, research says something entirely different.

And what of the long history of going postal, workplace rampage and school-based shootings that took place before the use and abuse of psychiatric drugs?

I don't disagree your thoughtful insight is a factor, but it is not the only one. Global explanations of any kind must be carefully examined.

Loren Coleman, MSW

GreenFertility said...

Hello Loren,

I agree ww/your point about being more specific...but specifially,
*I* didn't write that, the person I cited, Mike Adams did, btw.

Anonymous said...


The problem with absolutes is that nothing seems absolute. However, there are websites that document the long list of violence committed by people taking psychotropic drugs.

As the directof of Novus Medical Detox, I see the problems of the prescription drug epidemic. I see the people who were given these psychotropic drugs without any actual physical but after a brief meeting with a psychiatrist. When these people are detoxed from alcohol and opioids, central nervous system depressants, they find that they no longer need the psychotropic drugs.

We are in a prescription drug epidemic.

Steve Hayes

Anonymous said...

Honestly, this is one reason I find Michael Moore very irresponsible with his Columbine movie. When I saw it, as a teacher, I thought his premise was WAY too simplistic. Now this psychiatric drug use - that is compelling and disturbing.

Psychiatric drugs are indeed being way over prescribed - an old friend of mine was recently diagnosed as being bipolar after a 45 minute evaluation and was told to go on drugs. My friend is soooo not bipolar but I wasn't shocked that they were ready to hand out a prescription. It seems to be the trend. Horrible, horrible!


Anonymous said...

no matter what they were taking, doesn't mean thats why they were bullied and treated like shit by there peers. if you ask me thats why they were taking meds in the first place then it help the process. i feel bad for the innocent ones who died however some of those kids deserved it.

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