"…Andrea Yates (Houston bathtub drownings), Kip Kinkel (Jonesboro, Arkansas, shootings), Eric Harris (Columbine school shootings) and Christopher Pittman (South Carolina grandparents murdered) were on or had been on antidepressants. The relationship between violence against others and violence against self is apparent.” - America Fooled: The Truth About Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and How We've Been Deceived by Dr. Timothy Scott
"Hostility and violence are also mentioned in the FDA-approved labels for some antidepressant drugs. The antidepressants as a group have a dangerous potential to produce abnormal behavior that can culminate in both suicide and violence. The SSRI antidepressants are especially liable to produce extremely irrational and sometimes horrendously violent acts."
“…mania is by no means the only way antidepressants can induce violence. The SSRI antidepressants, as well as some other antidepressants such as Wellbutrin and Desyrel (trazodone) cause akathisia. In earlier chapters, I described this drug-induced neurological condition that can become a virtual inner torture of irritation and anguish. Akathisia can drive a person toward bizarre and even violent actions. SSRIs can also cause a loosening of inhibition or self-control, leading to unanticipated acts of violence.”- The Anti-Depressant Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, and Luvox by Peter R. Breggin
"Despite mountains of evidence, they were avidly denying that antidepressants can cause mayhem, murder, and suicide. From the moment Prozac burst on the scene in 1989, to the start of the FDA hearings on antidepressants in 2004, many stories of antidepressant-induced violence and suicide had been reported in the press. Hundreds more had been sent to the FDA and had even been published in the scientific literature concerning antidepressant-induced "harm to self and others." - Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications by Peter Breggin
James Holmes’ actions in the Denver, Colorado movie theater resemble those of the infamous psyched-out shooters in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. As Wikipedia reports about Columbine shooter Eric Harris: In one of his scheduled meetings with his psychiatrist, Eric Harris complained of depression, anger and to possessing suicidal thoughts. As a result of this, he was prescribed the anti-depressant Zoloft. He subsequently complained to feeling restless and to experiencing a lack of concentration to his doctor, and in April, he was switched to a similar anti-depressant drug -- Luvox. At the time of his death, Harris had therapeutic Luvox levels in his system. Some analysts, such as psychiatrist Peter Breggin, have argued that one or both of these medications may have contributed to Harris's actions. Breggin claimed that side-effects of these drugs include increased aggression, loss of remorse, depersonalization, and mania. A subsequent study conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices identified Luvox as being 8.4 times more likely than other medications to be associated with violence. See: (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre)
When someone’s mind is bathed in mind-altering psychotropic drugs known side effects can include violent and suicidal behavior. Is their a link between violence in the U.S. and psychiatric drugs? More importantly, why does mainstream media routinely fail to mention psychiatric drugs when a large amount of shootings witnessed over the last two decades have involved them? Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/036535_Batman_massacre_shooting.html