Mudcat Café message #3564349 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148643   Message #3564349
Posted By: Songwronger
04-Oct-13 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Ban anti-depressant drugs, not guns
Subject: RE: BS: Ban anti-depressant drugs, not guns
Washington (CNN) -- Authorities searching the home of a Connecticut woman who rammed barricades and led police on a chase near the U.S. Capitol found discharge papers from a 2012 mental health evaluation that listed prescriptions to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation said Friday....

...Authorities who searched Carey's apartment in Stamford found discharge papers that listed risperidone, a medication to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a law enforcement source said. They also found paperwork listing escitalopram, an antidepressant commonly prescribed under the brand name Lexapro, according to the source....

One-quarter of the women in America have been prescribed psychotropic medications (mood elevators, anti-depressants and so on). This woman was taking escitalopram and risperidone.

Some side effects of the drugs: headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, confusion, hallucinations.

I'm glad the media is reporting on the possible drug link.