The unusually high incidence of school shootings and other mass murders across the United States has led to misguided speculation that what the psychiatrists label as mental illness has been a primary cause of this problem. However, a careful investigation of this matter reveals that paradoxically it has been the psychiatrists themselves, with their highly toxic arsenal of drugs, used in association with their myriad of subjective mythical diagnoses, which has been largely responsible for these tragic killings. Rebecca Terrell has reported on March 6, 2013, for The New American, Psychiatric Meds: Prescription for Murder?
In a frenzied call for gun-control, the media has come forward with details about the firearms Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults before turning a handgun on himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. However, information about Lanza’s medical history has been scarce, which has fed speculation that he may fit the profile of school shooters under the influence of psychotherapeutic medication. Lawrence Hunter, of the Social Security Institute, has said, “In virtually every mass school shooting during the past 15 years, the shooter has been on or in withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. Yet, federal and state governments continue to ignore the connection between psychiatric drugs and murderous violence, preferring instead to exploit these tragedies in an oppressive and unconstitutional power grab to snatch guns away from innocent, law-abiding people who are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution the right to own and bear arms to deter government tyranny and to use firearms in self defense against any miscreant who would do them harm.”
Furthermore, according to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHRI), in spite of such evidence and many scientific studies proving real dangers from the psychiatric drugs, “there has yet to be a federal investigation on the link between psychiatric drugs and acts of senseless violence.” The CCHRI has said that government officials have been well aware of the connection. The CCHRI has stated, “Between 2004 and 2011, there have been over 11,000 reports to the U.S. FDA’s MedWatch system of psychiatric drug side effects related to violence, including 300 homicides. The FDA estimates this total is less than 10 percent of the actual number of incidents since most go unreported."
It has also been reported that the advent of these drugs has coincided disturbingly with a rise in the adolescent suicide rate.In fact, prior to the advent of antidepressants, there was little relation seen between depression and violent behavior. And yet, instead of investigating psychiatric drugs’ connection to acts of horrible mass violence, public policymakers and psychiatrists along with other healthcare professionals have actually been promoting the use of psychotropic drugs by children and adolescents.
This has all created a tragic set of circumstances in the United States with decent people who are actually often peace activists, when in control of their own minds, being ruined and turned into suicidal and homicidal maniacs by the very psychiatrists who claim they are experts in mental health care. Such an outcome is not serving the best interests of individuals or of society, as the psychiatrists nevertheless continue to grow wealthier and more powerful. And now we can anticipate more victims of the quackery of psychiatry as new legislation is likely to take guns out of the hands of decent citizens who may have no self-defense from murderers, as we watch distortions of the facts regarding mental illness begin to deprive them of their constitutional right to bear arms.