Psychiatric drugs have compelled some to take their life. They have compelled others to take the lives of others. They have compelled MANY people to be violent and destructive.
What do I mean by “compelled”? Well, in MANY instances, the violent, suicidal or homicidal behavior was NOT present before the drugs were taken.
Guns have been around for a long time. A very long time.
Mass shootings of innocent people started in the last 40 or so years.
The proliferation of these dangerous drugs also started in the last 40 or so years.
According to a Journal of the American Medical Association, one in six Americans take antidepressants.
One in six. I’ll let you do the math, but that’s tens of millions of Americans.
Are you familiar with the term “black box warning”? Here’s the definition the Walgreens Pharmacy provides:
“A black box warning is the strictest warning put in the labeling of prescription drugs or drug products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when there is reasonable evidence of an association of a serious hazard with the drug. It is basically a warning with a black box around it, hence the name. Having the black box around the warning means that an adverse reaction to the drug may lead to death or serious injury.”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adopted a “black box” label warning indicating that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in some children and adolescents.
The warning also notes that children and adolescents taking antidepressant medications should be closely monitored for any worsening in depression, emergence of suicidal thinking or behavior, or unusual changes in behavior, such as sleeplessness, agitation, or withdrawal from normal social situations. For unknown reasons, they may trigger agitation and abnormal behavior in certain individuals.
Some of the warnings include mania, hostility, violence and even homicidal ideation. The word “ideation” simply means the forming of ideas or concepts, so homicidal ideation would be the forming of ideas regarding homicide.
We are warned that one in six Americans are on drugs that can produce violent, hostile, even homicidal behavior…and the vast majority of the mass shootings were carried out by people who were on or trying to withdraw from these drugs.
This is NOT rocket science. This connection needs to be investigated, understood and properly dealt with.