SSRI Drugs causing Mass Shootings in America

I got this information from another article, but this is very good information that sheds light on perhaps the real reason for mass shootings.  

The following is a brief list of mass shooters and the SSRI drug that they were on.  Why do we still allow these drugs to be used?  

Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..

A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania

Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.

Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,

(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.

Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.

Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his

New York high school.

Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….
What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az

What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado

What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or

What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct

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One Response to SSRI Drugs causing Mass Shootings in America

  1. madcat says:

    I had a child on Ritalin when he was young in grade school. Had been diagnosed with ‘ADHD’. After researching the subject of ADD and ADHD made the determination it is nothing more than a ‘label’ given to children who do not willingly conform to the ‘norm’. Back when I wen to school, children who fit into these new labels were sent to the principles office and disciplined until they ‘learned’ how to behave’ in a classroom setting. It’s a matter of teaching a child how to act/behave in different settings in our society…..what is acceptable behavior ,in any given setting, and what is not. Disruptiveness in a classroom setting should not/cannot be tolerated as in prohibits the teachers ability to teach the rest of the class. People who attend church do not sit and have their own private conversations while the leader of that church gives the message , right? Then the research on Ritalin itself. Good grief. Stopped giving it to my child. So it would seem they decided to give the children a ‘pill’ to make them little zombies as opposed to addressing the unwanted behaviors and teaching a child to behave properly. Oh yeah.that’s right, schools no longer actually have the authority to discipline a child in any manner that would actually curb such behavior. We now have a vast concensus that ‘no one has the right to discipline my child except ‘me’.. .oh, but that’s not an option either…. you can;t discipline your own child either, because now that’s ‘child abuse’. So ‘whom’ is responsible for the disciplining of a child? Apparently no one. Is it any wonder they grow up into adults with no boudaries?

    Zoloft. I have a sister who was prescribed Zoloft for a period of time. She hated the way it made her ‘feel’ and stopped taking it of her own accord. Decided it was ‘ok’ to have ‘feelings’…..good or bad. Same said child mentioned above , same thing. Was prescribed Zoloft. Stopped taking it because he couldn’t stand the way it made him ‘feel’. Research that drug. You’re better off having your negative feelings than consuming that poison. How about we just begin teaching people how to deal with their negative feelings? Again, you have to go back to when a child is in the young development stages of being. Hard to do when most adults of the past 30 years haven;t been taught how to cope with these feelings either.

    Prozac. Anyone remember ‘the many moods of prozac’ tshirts? Every emotion one could experience one depicted on the front of the shirt with the same exact expression depicted on the face for every single one. Prozac ‘flatlines’ your emotions. you have no highs, you have no lows. You are unable to experience extreme emotion. That si why it is often prescribed to treat depression. So one doesn’t sink low enough to try to commit suicide. That’s the plus side to it. Howevre, you’ll never feel extreme happiness either. You feel ‘nothing’. It will take away your sex drive..and then they will prescribe you Welbutrin to try to counteract that side effect. Welbutrin isn;t a good drug either.

    There is a major problem in prescribing ‘pills’ as the ‘magical answer’ to ones inability to ‘cope’ with their feelings. Something is very very wrong in our society that we will take the ‘easy way out’ instead of actually acring enough to address any given individuals mental inability to ‘cope’ with their feelings. Most people put on these medications are simply people who do not have the inner strength or an outside support system of love to help them do so…they’re suffering deep emotional pain …. so let’s give them a ‘magic pill’. We’d be better off just letting them smoke a joint.

    Xanax. I’m surprised they don’t put everyone on this medication. Supposedly they do not because it is ‘addictive’. Just another reason I’m surprised there is no big push to get everyone on it. Surprised they don;t just put it in the water supply. I’m not kidding. I was prescribed this medication twice in my life due to extreme anxiety. And I do mean EXTREME anxiety. … medical issues just shook me to my core, major FEAR I could not ‘cope’ with. The stuff is like a magic. Xanax in low doses still aloows you to ‘operate’ as a normal human being and you will vene be ‘aware’ of everything. but it ‘numbs you’ to the point of ,well, you just ‘don’t care, really’.. ….. As an individual with what they label as having a slight case of ‘OCD’. well what I noticed and experienced while on Xanax is that I no longer had any great desire to get anything accomplished. Every dish in the house could have been stacked up in the sink and I wouldn’t have cared that they were. And someone could have said to me.’the dishes really need to be done..’ And I would have been in complete agreement ,yet would have made no move to perform the task. My experience with a higher dose of Zanax? You could have laid me out on a table and said you were going to grab a chainsaw and cut off my arm and I would have said ‘ok’ and let you do it. Anxiety. It’s a typical/common NORMAL emotion. Anxiety is FEAR. There is a reason FEAR is instilled in all of us. You’d die without this instinct. People act out of ‘fear’ all of the time. Animals, ALL animals, react to FEAR. Just ebcause we are the most intelligent of all animal species doesn’t mean we do not or will not react to ‘fear’. Pills are not the answer. Therapy is the answer….. people need to be taught how to ‘cope’ with their feelings, not given a drug to subdue them.

    Ambien. I’ve had friends tell me about their experiences on this drug. Supposed to help you sleep . Good grief. Do a couple shots of hard liquor or something.. Do anything but take this poisonous pill called Ambien. It gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘sleep walking’. It’s more like suffering from a ‘blackout’. Meaning, they have been fully ‘awake’..out with friends or even at home alone. they have done things they have no recollection of having done the next day. They lose HOURS of time that they have no memory of their actions even though they were fully awake. I had one friend who tiold me she woke up with all of her clothes all over her bedroom when she ‘woke up’ one morning. Had yelled at her children wondering what the heck had happened and what had they done while she was asleep. Well, her children hadn;t done anything. She had ,while under the influence of ambien, decided to try on every item of clothing she had and make up different outfits and had modeled them and insisted to be photographed in these various outfits.. her kids showed her the photos they had taken…. She was horrified. She had NO RECOLLECTION that she had done this. NONE. So that said, can a society truly hold an individual accountable for their actions when they are under the influence of Ambien? Cuz if you’re going to be given that medication.someone had better tie you down to a bed..for your own protection.

    The main problem lies in the fact that the general population still TRUSTS the FDA and the pharma companies and the doctors that create ,approve and prescribe these medications. Because , up until recently, and if you are one who suffered a negative side effect of any given medication, which sparked you to research this very subject, well, as that individual you now realize you have had misplaced trust in these entities for most ,if not all, of your life. Until you are one who actually experiences a negative side effect of these medications, anyone who claims these drugs are not ‘safe’ as we have been deceived into believing they are,well they are somehow deemed to be a ‘nut job’.a ‘crazy person’…. they must be discredited so no one will actually listen to them. …. there’s too much on the line (mainly money and control) to allow the truth to get out.

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