Time to ban antidepressants?

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    Many have asked, what is a common factor in most incidents of school violence? Of course, the current PC crowd is holding a witch hunt against firearms, although school violence is certainly not limited to their use alone. It does seem that, regardless of the tool employed to commit murder, mayhem, and suicide, the one common element would appear that almost every single perpetrator was using, or had recently been using, antidepressant drugs of some sort.

    I'm just wondering whether that small fact will show up in the Biden committee's findings?

    List of school shootings on antidepressants | Alternative
     
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    anti-depressants help some people, although personally I don't think they were meant to be taken permanently. :dunno:
     
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    I linked to a similar article a few days ago. I got crickets. Maybe a thread dedicated to psychiatric medications and violent behavior will get some attention.
    Alec Harris was on anti depressants, he had a website talking about how he felt about his fellow students. it was well known he was a time bomb, but in the aftermath of Columbine, there was no discussion of psychiatric medications causing psychopathological behavior in some teens, or the need to identify antisocial behavior on social networking sites. The solution was to make another dozen laws that had the same chance of preventing another Columbine as all the other laws Harris and Klebold violated that day.
     
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    Millions of people use anti depressants. And because a couple people that happened to be using them killed people we should ban them? That makes as much sense as banning guns.

    I do think they need to stop prescribing them to those under 18. That is a crutch parents and the medical profession created.
     
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    The British government ban for use of all but one SSRI antidepressant drug in children and teens (Dec 10, 2003) is reverberating wherever these drugs are widely prescribed. The action was taken after an independent committee of experts examined the raw data from controlled clinical trials that had been conducted by these drugs' manufacturers. The evidence shows that contrary to the claims made by their promoters, SSRIs are neither effective against depression in children, nor safe. The hazards posed by SSRIs--of which the most serious is self-harm and aggression toward others--had been detected during company controlled clinical trials, but the hazards were concealed--even in published reports in academic journals. Thus, doctors who prescribed the drugs and patients and families for whom they have been prescribed were kept in the dark.

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    Any person taking a drug with suicidal or homicidal ideation as a known side effect should be a no-go for gun purchases in the NICS.
     
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    Since 100% of multiple murderers in schools ALSO ingested the chemical dihydrogen monoxide - should we ban that as well?

    When people are taking SSRI's or other antidepressants, perhaps we shouldn't let them drive since they might use their cars as deadly weapons?
     
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    Is it FDA black label warning against operating machinery ?

    Then by all means.

    Dihydrogen Monoxide does not have suicidal / homicidal ideation as an identified side effect.
     
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