Antidepressants and Their Deadly “Side Effects”
Saturday • August 24, 2019
Instead of making you less depressed, antidepressants could lead to homicidal or suicidal actions. Get the facts.
There are numerous antidepressants. The most common are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is a brain chemical that psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies have theorized regulates mood, social behavior, appetite, digestion, sleep, memory and sexual desire and function. SSRIs prevent serotonin from being reabsorbed by the body with the idea that it then remains in the brain. They include Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, Pexeva, Zoloft, Viibryd and Luvox.
As one medical doctor article says, “But do you really know how these drugs help? If you don’t, you’re not alone. The truth is that even experts aren’t completely sure how antidepressants work. There’s just a lot we don’t know about how the brain functions.” Medical News Today says, “It is not clear precisely what causes depression, but a key theory in the last 50 years is that it may involve an imbalance of neurotransmitters or hormones in the body.”
Pharmaceutical companies and psychiatrists are foisting off drugs on people looking for help based on a “theory”—drugs with devastating and sometimes deadly “side effects.” Side effects that led to the FDA putting black box warnings on all antidepressants. These include, among others, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, sleeplessness or insomnia, tremor, nervousness, restlessness, agitation and suicidal thoughts.
Could that agitation become all-out violence in some or those suicidal thoughts become suicide in others? There are too many examples of this being the case for it to be a mere coincidence.
There is 22-year-old Matti Saari in Finland, who, while on SSRIs, killed 10 people and then himself. Kip Kinkel killed 4 and injured 25 in Oregon. He was on Prozac. Andrea Yates drowned her 5 children in a bathtub while on the antidepressant Effexor and withdrawing from the antipsychotic Haldol. Eric Harris was on Luvox when he and a friend killed 13 in Columbine. Actor Robin Williams committed suicide in 2014. He was on psychotropic drugs. On a chair near where he hung himself were the antidepressant Mirtazapine and antipsychotic Seroquel.
Joseph Wesbecker, in 1989, shot and killed 8 (including himself) in Kentucky just a month after starting on Prozac. Eli Lilly was sued by survivors whom they settled with to protect their new wonder drug released only two years prior.
James Holmes was on Zoloft before his 2012 massacre of 12 people, with 70 injured, in a Colorado cinema. As BBC asked, “Why else would a clever, shy guy with no history of violence, from a loving home, carry out such a heinous attack? Holmes had no enemies, no terrorist ideology to drive him on.” One expert witness on Holmes’ case, Professor David Healy, interviewed him in jail. His conclusion was that “these killings would never have happened had it not been for the medication James Holmes had been prescribed.”
The BBC investigation also revealed that “antidepressants have been linked to 28 reports of murder and 32 cases of murderous thoughts in cases referred to the UK medicines regulator over the past 30 years.”
Michael Moore, the Director of Bowling for Columbine, said, “I believe there should be an investigation in terms of what pharmaceuticals—prescribed pharmaceuticals—these kids were on.… How else do you explain two otherwise decent kids, very smart, no history of violence to other kids in the school, why them? Why did this happen? It’s an extremely legitimate question to pose and it demands an investigation.”