The real cause of mass shootings such as Monday’s Washington Naval Yard attack could be the psych drugs we now know Aaron Alexis was taking, and the evidence shows that the drugs are indeed a common thread throughout mass shootings.
The mainstream media has long been ignoring psychiatrists and other experts who have found a link between psychiatric drugs and violence. Instead, calls for gun confiscation are generally the first to be disseminated. Suspects in at least seven high profile school shooting incidents over the past 20 years, including the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, are known to have taken psychiatric drugs, World Net Daily has reported. Some media reports indicate that Adam Lanza, the man responsible for the Newtown shooting outrage, was taking psychiatric drugs.
Judge Ruled That Prozac Caused Murder
The truth is that the link between psychiatric drugs and violence is well known. In September 2011 a judge in the Canadian province of Manitoba even ruled that Prozac had caused a 16-year-old boy to stab another teenager to death. Jude Robert Heinrichs ruled that the unidentified 16-year-old would not have killed 15-year-old Seth Ottenbriet if he wasn’t on Prozac.
Heinrichs’ ruling was based partially on testimony from Dr. Peter Breggin, a former Harvard Medical School instructor who has been testifying about the link between psychiatric drugs and violence for decades. Unfortunately, the ruling was largely ignored by the U.S. media and the national media in Canada.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now admits that psychiatric drugs can cause violent behavior, including aggression and thoughts of suicide in children. Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) now bars the prescription of Prozac to children because it can cause violence.
The link between psychiatric drugs and violent behavior in some individuals has been well established. There have been reports of Prozac-induced murders in many countries, including the United Kingdom.
There is also compelling evidence that a large number of people involved in violent crimes, including mass shootings, have been exposed to such drugs. It’s time the media started paying as much attention to the danger from these drugs as it does to the danger from guns.
Note: It can be difficult to determine if psychiatric drugs were involved in a violent crime because there is sometimes no record of prescriptions of such drugs. In some cases, individuals self-medicate themselves while, in others, psychiatrists use patient client privilege to cover up prescriptions. That means there might be many more violent incidents caused by these drugs than we realize.