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For the first time ever, and for a brief moment in time, two knowledgeable and highly credentialed ...

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.

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    • Sanjay Gupta and Tom Ridge warn aboutpsychiatric drugs in mass murdersPeter BregginNatural NewsJan 14, 2013For the first time ever, and for a brief moment in time, two knowledgeable and highly credentialedpublic figures have commented on the fact that psychiatric medications cause violence and must beconsidered suspect in the case of the Newtown shooter. But then, as if it never happened, and as ifpsychiatric drugs could not possibly be implicated in violence, the issue was dropped by the media.Fortunately I happened to be watching television on both CNN and Fox Cable News shortly after theNewton tragedy and I have put the TV clips onto YouTube.The most striking commentary came from Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and famous chief medicalcorrespondent on CNN. On December 18, 2012 at approximately 5:25 p.m. on CNN, he offered thefollowing remarks:We still don’t know much about the shooter who lived in this home. But there is something else toconsider: What medications if any he was on? I’m specifically talking about antidepressants. If youlook at the studies of other shootings like this that have happened, medications like this were acommon factor. Now I want to be clear I’m not saying that antidepressants can’t be effective. Butpeople seem to agree that there is a vulnerable time. When someone starts these medications andwhen someone stops could lead to increased impulsivity and decreased judgment, and makingsomeone out of touch. None of this is an excuse and it’s never just one thing. None of thesebehaviors will fully predict or explain why. But soon again there will be hindsight that might justhelp prevent another tragedy. It’s worth pointing out over a seven-year period there were 11,000episodes of violence related to drug side effects. If there was a death involved, often it was theindividual of himself or herself, a suicide.
    • Gupta doesn’t say where he got the figure of 11,000 drug-induced cases of violence. However, that exact unconfirmedestimate has circulated on the Internet in regard to violencereports to the FDA.There is very convincing evidence of violence induced bypsychiatric drugs in a scientific review of all reports ofviolence and homicidal ideation made to the FDA over a 69month period. Less extreme behaviors, such as “Aggression,Belligerence and Hostility,” were excluded. Among 454prescription drugs, 31 drugs had a disproportional rate ofreported violence or homicidal threats for a total of 1527reports. Two-thirds of drugs had no reports of violence. Thedrugs 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 andtranquilizers). Thus, all but one of the top offenders were psychiatric drugs. Antidepressants as a groupwere 8.4 times more likely than other prescription drugs to be associated with violence. This studyshould 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 arelatively small number of drugs.On Sunday December 16, 2012 on the Fox News Channel, former Secretary of Homeland SecurityTom Ridge was interviewed by Shannon Bream. Ridge was also on the Virginia Tech Review Panel.His roles as Homeland Security boss and Virginia Tech Review Panel member put him into aknowledgeable position. In discussing flawed efforts to intervene in the lives of potentially violentyouth, Ridge observed:Or we put them on severe medications. One of the students in the Columbine shooting was onsevere medication and apparently there’s analysis that it probably even contributed to his destructiveaggressive behavior.Combined with Sanjay Gupta’s remarks, these observations by former Secretary of Homeland DefenseTom Ridge should elevate psychiatric drug-induced violence to a new level in public discourse.Ridge’s characterization of the medication prescribed to Eric Harris as “severe” was incorrect. Harriswas prescribed routine antidepressant treatment. As a medical expert in cases surrounding Eric Harris and the Columbine shootings, I obtained the drug company’s official report to the FDA on March 17, 1999 confirming that one of the two shooters (Harris) had a “therapeutic blood level” of the antidepressant Luvox (fluvoxamine) in his system. Luvox is similar to other well-known antidepressants, including Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft (sertraline) in its effects. As a medical expert, I also had access to medical records and can confirm from these unpublished documents that Eric Harris was taking Luvox regularly for one year leading up to the shootings. The dose was increased 200 mg per day on February 9, 2009, two and one-half months prior to the April 20th assaults. He saw his doctor and his
    • prescription was renewed on March 13, 2009. At that time, themedical record described him as suffering from medication-induced tremors, indicating a degree of toxicity.I first began writing about the risks of violence associated withantidepressants in the early 1990s in Talking Back to Prozac(coauthored by Ginger Breggin). I specifically addressed EricHarris’ use of Luvox in my book, Reclaiming Our Children: AHealing Solution for a Nation in Crisis (2000). I also aboutEric Harris and Luvox-induced violence in a peer-reviewedscientific article titled “Fluvoxamine as a cause of stimulation,mania and aggression with a critical analysis of the FDA-approved label” (2001).With the exception of the disclosure of Eric Harris’ toxicologyreport, it has been very difficult to obtain exact informationabout the psychiatric drug exposure of previous mass murders.For example, James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado shooter was in treatment with psychiatrist LynneFenton in the months before he assaulted people in a movie theater. He mailed a box of materials to hershortly before committing the violence. A court hearing recently revealed that four prescription bottleshad been removed from his home. Yet to this day information has been withheld about what psychiatricmedications he was almost surely taking.Similarly, there are unconfirmed reports that Newtown mass murderer Adam Lanza was takingpsychiatric drugs. According to the Washington Post, he was, “A really rambunctious kid, as oneformer neighbor in Newtown, Conn., recalled him, adding that he was on medication.” Yet noinformation has been released concerning his medication use.Psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, stimulants and tranquilizing sedatives, can cause violence.It is imperative to find out what, if any, psychiatric drugs were being taken by twenty-year old AdamLanza in the Newtown elementary school massacre.Peter R. Breggin, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Ithaca, New York, and the author of more than forty scientific articles and twenty books, two of which are very relevant to current events in regard to medication-induced violence. In Medication Madness (2008) Dr. Breggin examines fifty cases of medication-induced violence, mayhem and suicide. His latest book is Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guidebook for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families. It presents reasons to withdraw from psychiatric drugs and describe a safe and effective patient- centered approach. Dr. Breggin’s website is www.breggin.com
    • About the author:Peter R. Breggin, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Ithaca, New York. Dr. Breggin criticizescontemporary psychiatric reliance on diagnoses and drugs, and promotes empathic therapeuticrelationships. He has been called “the Conscience of Psychiatry.” See his website at www.Breggin.comReferences added by InfowarsTom Ridge on Columbine Shooter – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpt7M8UnOFgSANJAY GUPTA MD – Inside Violent Minds; Parenting a Troubled Child –http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1212/22/hcsg.01.htmlThe Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgCpa1RlSdQMaking a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDlH9sV0lHUThe Drugging Of Our Children VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26e5PqrCePkThe Fluoride Deception VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.sprword.com/videos/fluoride/Dont Swallow Your Toothpaste VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua7i8akFeOwPoison on the Platter VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.sprword.com/videos/poisonontheplatter/Sweet Remedy: The World Reacts to an Adulterated Food SupplyVIDEO BELOWhttp://www.sprword.com/videos/sweetremedy/Aspartame - Sweet Misery A Poisoned World VIDEO BELOWhttp://vimeo.com/20280850
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