Psychiatric drug use is only one of the contributing factors to the episodes of school violence. However, it is one of the most easily prevented factors. There is strong scientific evidence to support the view that SSRIs should not be given to children and teenagers. 
In a recent article for Variety magazine (Jan. 18 2013) Dr Breggin refers to five of the most publicized shootings including the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, CO. by James Holmes. Dr Breggin declares,
These events confirm that involvement in psychiatric treatment, with its emphasis on prescribing psychoactive drugs, is no protection against violence perpetrators. Instead, in too many cases, psychiatric drugs cause or contribute to horrendous acts of violence. Psychiatry is a cause and not a cure for mass violence, and looking for help from psychiatry will only distract us from seeking genuinely effective solutions. [Emphasis mine]
Also in Jan. of 2013 Dr Breggin tells us of an amazing moment of non-agenda driven news from Dr Sanjay Gupta chief medical correspondent for CNN. Last Dec. in 2012 Dr. Gupta told his prime time audience to consider SSRI’s as a factor in these mass murders. He reports that there were 11,000 episodes of drug induced violence over the last 7 years.
In the same article Breggin informs us of a comprehensive study by Moore et.al.:
The drugs that most clearly cause violence included varenicline (Chantix, a smoking cessation aid), 11 antidepressant drugs, 3 drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and 5 hypnotic/sedatives (sleep aids and tranquilizers). Thus, all but one of the top offenders were psychiatric drugs. Antidepressants as a group were 8.4 times more likely than other prescription drugs to be associated with violence. This study should end the controversy. Psychiatric drugs do cause violence. As the researchers concluded:
Acts of violence toward others are a genuine and serious adverse drug event associated with a relatively small number of drugs. Varenicline, which increases the availability of dopamine, and antidepressants with serotonergic effects were the most strongly and consistently implicated drugs. [Emphasis mine]
Tom Ridge the lumbering lummox and former head of Fatherland Security also spoke grains of truth (probably when his medication wore off) when he mentioned on Fox News (Dec. 2012) that we put these kids on severe medications,
One of the students in the Columbine shooting was on severe medication and apparently there’s analysis that it probably even contributed to his destructive aggressive behavior.
So you see the media, our Government officials, law enforcement and Big Pharma already know the big defining element in this 2 decades rash of extreme psychopathic mass murder and suicide is the use of SSRI’s, AAP’s, SNRI’s, amphetamine-class stimulants and to a lesser extent the minor tranquilizers in children and young adults. The only people still spouting off with lips like sails flapping in a hurricane, mumbling anything except the truth, are our presstitutes, politicians, and the dying dinosaur news media. They are the real criminals who will never mention the true causes of murderous violence since it would directly lead to a substantial increase in Big Pharma lawsuits and a colossal drop in drug sales. The media for all it’s worth can’t bite the hand that feeds them.
Consider this: every time there is another mass murder and scores of children or adults are killed a handful of rabid politicians led by Senator Feinstein speak of gun control. Even though for over 200 years we have been awash in weaponry and we have been perfectly fine with them. These people aren’t stupid. I’m certain they all know the real reason why these shootings occur. They could also stop this nightmare overnight if they wanted to. But they don’t want it to stop because it fuels their schema for draconian legislation to ban guns. This means that they are criminally responsible for these deaths. It’s just one more piece of evidence demonstrating the corruption and mental illness among our most honorable on Capital Hill. Most people believe these drugs to be safe because nobody (from the press) has told them otherwise. If you or a loved one has suffered from these horrible substances then blame the real crooks: our elected representatives (not all), the media, and your Doc in the Box (DIB) who should think for herself and know better.
SPEAK NO EVIL
Interestingly, no sooner had both Ridge and Gupta spoke of the relationship between the newer antidepressants and murderous violence when the news media fell silent. Not another peep on that particular association. Nope it all went back to disarmament the agenda-driven argument with more holes in it than the spongiform brains of those that support such legislation.
Furthermore, there is disturbing evidence that with many of the cases of high-profile mass murder, with the exception of Harris’ toxicology report, we are having a harder and harder time finding out if the shooter was on an SSRI or AAP. For example, James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado shooter who assaulted and killed people in a movie theater was seeing a psychiatrist prior to his murderous spree. It was revealed in a court hearing that four prescription bottles were taken from his home. Yet, to this day the nature of these meds has never been revealed. He most assuredly was on one or more psychiatric prescriptions.
Likewise with Adam Lanza the Newtown killer, who reportedly was on prescription medication as per an interview with a neighbor. Yet there has never been an official release of that information to the public. Like below where I mention the Miami cannibal whose toxicology screen was reportedly negative?
It should come as no surprise knowing what we do about the wealth and power of Big Pharma and the Spartan 5 conglomerates that own all of the mass media. This is just the type of indictment that the makers of these drugs, with millions spent on marketing, cannot afford to receive. Psych drugs are the second most lucrative drug category in the world the first being the statins.
Now, school shootings are so common we have grown somewhat used to their horror. Don’t be fooled into thinking taking away our gun rights will help. All that would remain is a defenseless population trapped in a victim disarmament zone, creating an even bigger opportunity for an SSRI’d kook to get all Silverback on you. Besides do you plan to ban knives as well?
Ikeda, Japan – June 8, 2001: 37-year-old Mamoru Takuma, wielding a 6-inch knife, slipped into an elementary school and stabbed eight first- and second-graders to death while wounding at least 15 other pupils and teachers. He then turned the knife on himself but suffered only superficial wounds. He later told interrogators that before the attack he had taken 10 times his normal dose of antidepressants.
This sort of thing happens all the time. The association of antidepressants with mass murder is for real but it will take people like you and I, plus the alternative web media to cast light on this easily fixed problem. Just like when someone, other than a cop, uses a gun to save his or his family’s life you will never hear about it even though it happens several million times a year in the US alone (More Guns Less Crime, John Lott PhD).
JUST THE FACTS MAM
Number of murders in the US by firearms (almost all handguns not assault rifles) 2010: 8,775. The number on average of thwarted assaults and potential homicides 2.2 million per year. That gives us 251 lives potentially saved for every gun death. Consider also that in nearly every case not a single shot was fired. Simply brandishing the firearm was enough to send the assailant fleeing. Also the vast majority of gun deaths are blowback from the drug culture. Legalize drugs and the black market with all of its turf wars and criminals disappears. We already have a model as proof-it’s called Prohibition.
Guns save lives not the other way around.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE?
Is there a more sinister reason behind this? It’s been twenty six years since the introduction of the SSRI’s. Likewise, we have seen a concomitant tidal wave of insanity, the worst being these crazy school shootings that have increased right with the increased use of these drugs. I have provided ample evidence that the science clearly shows these drugs cause murderous behavior. It’s even listed in package inserts now. No normal, non-agenda driven, clear headed person can deny this. In all this time never once have these drugs been implicated or mentioned on any of the big network, the dying dinosaur, news outlets save for the two quickly squashed episodes mentioned above. Perhaps those that wish us disarmed deliberately keep antidepressants off the table of discussion so that those who are open minded never learn the truth thus the bottom line is once again protected. Incidentally, have you noticed the push to reinstate the assault weapons ban? Yet assault weapons are not commonly used in any of these shootings. This provides further evidence of a generalized plan to disarm us of the most effective self defense weapons first. It’s something to think about now that we are one of the only armed countries left in the world.
FULLY ARMED YET AT PEACE
I’ll already head you off and mention that Switzerland is fully armed, armed to the teeth as they say. Not just with those crazy, dangerous, inherently evil assault rifles either. No they get the fully automatic Swiss version much like our M-16 only better made. Every weekend you can hear the sound of gunfire:
“While traveling around Switzerland on Sundays, everywhere one hears gunfire, but a peaceful gunfire: this is the Swiss practicing their favorite sport, their national sport. They are doing their obligatory shooting, or practicing for the regional, Cantonal or federal shooting festivals, as their ancestors did it with the musket, the arquebus or the crossbow.
Many scholars feel this was THE reason why Nazi Germany never invaded Switzerland:
Halbrook details in Target Switzerland: Swiss Armed Neutrality in World War II, the Swiss militia policy of a rifle in every home deterred a Nazi invasion. A Nazi attack would have cost far more in Wehrmacht blood than did the easy conquests of the other European countries, whose governments had restricted firearm ownership before the war. Many hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Swiss — and refugees who found sanctuary there — were saved because every Swiss had a rifle, and was prepared to resist…. To this day, every male, when he turns 20, is issued a full [sic] automatic military rifle and required to keep it at home. Universal service in the Militia Army is required….. American Founding Fathers such as John Adams and Patrick Henry greatly admired the Swiss militia, which helped inspire the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the preference for a “well regulated militia” as “necessary for the security of a free state,” and the guarantee of “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Late in the 19th century, the American military sent observers to Switzerland in hopes of emulating the Swiss shooting culture.
Switzerland’s total population at the end of 2011 was 7,954,700. That’s a lot of guns for such a small population. And guess what? The Swiss haven’t killed each other off yet like in some Wild West remake. The country isn’t in flames, a dead zone left in smoke. How is this possible? In fact it’s quite peaceful while they very happily enjoy their required time qualifying at the rifle range each year or weekend if they so choose. It’s a big party and they have a good time. Nobody’s dead either. How come if guns cause violence? “But, but,”…
“Yes Billy I know. It’s just that you’ve been lied to all this time. It’s a medicated people problem and a failure of psychiatry not a gun problem.”
The next time an unhinged, drooling madman, wearing nothing but a diaper, on 6 serotonergic drugs snaps it may be your door he decides to crash through and say hello with a can of gasoline, two road flares and a deer rifle. You’ll be glad you were armed with that AR-15 then huh? (BTW the above case is true except for the diaper-I really like diapers. I read it in the NRA’s monthly magazine years ago. The perp was met with a 45 cal slug to the head delivered by a woman who was all alone in her house, doors locked.) That’s what I call empowerment.
It reminds me of the recent case of a deranged man caught eating the face off of a homeless person in Miami (May 2012). He was shot and killed. The press is already saying first that he was toxic on cocaine (not a chance). A few days later they said he was in a delirium from a new “powerful” type of LSD (LSD is already taken in micrograms hello?). Yet, nobody mentions the very likely possibility that it was due to serotonin toxicity (serotonin syndrome) or serotonin withdrawal syndrome both from the use of the newer classes of meds mentioned above. In follow up they said his toxicology screen was negative…right. Aged tequila and Cubans at my house.
OK, SO FAR I’VE PROVIDED TITILLATING EVIDENCE FOR VIOLENCE AND THE USE OF SEVERAL CLASSES OF PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS IN THE POWERFUL STUDY BY MOORE ET AL WHERE THE SSRI’S WERE 8.4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLENCE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. I HAVE ALSO PROVIDED SEVERAL OTHER STUDIES PREVIOUSLY WHICH VERIFY MOORE’S CONCLUSIONS.
HONEST, NON-AGENDA DRIVEN SCIENTISTS AND LAY PERSONS ALIKE ALREADY KNOW THE CAUSES OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AS DO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BIG PHARMA. THE TRUTH HOWEVER WILL NOT BE REVEALED IN THE MASS MEDIA BECAUSE OF ITS AGENDA-DRIVEN MOTIVATION. IN OTHER WORDS PROFIT EXCEEDS YOUR CHILD’S LIFE. YET A MORE DISTURBING PICTURE IS DEVELOPING ONE WHERE BIG PHARMA AND GOVERNMENT CAN BOTH CASH IN-DISARMAMENT. THE SWISS PROVIDE COMPELLING EVIDENCE THAT GUN VIOLENCE IS A PEOPLE PROBLEM NOT A GUN PROBLEM. IN THE NEXT SEGMENT I’LL TALK ABOUT WHAT IS PERHAPS THE WEIRDEST AND MOST VEXING EFFECT OF THESE DRUGS-IT’S CALLED MEDICATION SPELLBINDING. LATER ALLIGATOR.
 Moore TJ, Glenmullen J, Furberg CD (2010) Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015337
 (http://diodon349.com/Attack_on_America/swiss_guns.htm) 01/31/2013