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Thread #148643   Message #3453490
Posted By: Songwronger
17-Dec-12 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Ban anti-depressant drugs, not guns
Subject: RE: BS: Ban anti-depressant drugs, not guns
Well, my point here is that antidepressant drugs are dangerous. Especially to kids, who are not as capable of self monitoring changes in their bodies' metabolisms as adults are. Big pharmaceutical companies have entered into a sick collusion with school systems and mental health systems to place kids on mind-altering drugs. When the kids suffer injury or inflict injury, the people responsible should be brought to justice. A streetcorner pusher sells your kid some pot and you freak, but a Phd in a lab coat fries his mind for life and you're fine with it?

A list of cases you may or may not remember. The media plays up the gun angle but not the drug angle. These cases are all a matter of public record and have been adjudicated:

Jeff Weise , age 16, shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota while he was taking Prozac. 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. 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.

Jarred Viktor, age 15, stabbed his grandmother 61 times after 5 days on Paxil.

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

Luke Woodham, age 16, killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others. He was on Prozac.

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

Andrew Golden, age 11, and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others. Both boys were on Ritalin.

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

Rod Mathews, age 14, beat a classmate to death with a bat. He was on Ritalin.

James Wilson, age 19, 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. He wa son various psychiatric drugs.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania. She was on Paxil.

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

Jeff Franklin, 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. He was on Prozac and Ritalin.

Neal Furrow, the LA Jewish school shooting, was 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.

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.

And so on. A pretty much endless list. More than 10% of Americans are on antidepressants.