Skip to comments.Multiple victims in Pa. psych clinic shooting
Posted on 03/08/2012 1:06:42 PM PST by sodpoodle
Two people are reportedly dead and several are wounded in a shooting at a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, CBS station KDKA reports.
Police were looking for a gunman.
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My in-laws were at the hospital during this (but not near the flying bullets). Apparenty they are out of ‘lock down’ now so I guess they got the perp.
By excepting the practice of medicine (that’s why it’s psychIATRY not psychOLOGY) you bias the question and I rightly protest. Modern medications have eased the task of dealing with both acute and chronic brain disorders, and need not be taken forever if used for an acute problem any more than a patient needs to take an antibiotic forever. The medications work nicely and are the reason that we no longer have huge, sprawling insane asylums in this society. For longer term counseling, patients see psychologists — that is cheaper.
The meds suppress the problem, not solve it.
Your son has ADD? Give him Ritalin or some other psychotropic drug!
psych clinic? as in....where kids go to receive counseling?
or, as in....where psych students go to participate in lab experiments as part of their psych credit?
Sounds like they are clearing the building. SWAT,FBI and Pittsburgh police out in force. My guess is that they think there was two morons.
I’m one. The right medication for my bipolar symptoms has changed my life a 1000% for the better.
There’s certainly quackery in the field, but when it works the way it’s supposed to, it’s a true godsend.
>> and began shooting towards receptionist. Two armed guards/cops on duty returned fire.
Id like to see the statistics of people who have benefited from psychiatry in a constructive way, not just medicated with prescription drugs.
Don’t have that for you, Jack, just an anecdotal story of my bipolar mom, who at age 65 went off the proverbial rocker, and has had to be committed 4 or 5 times now when she goes off the meds and becomes dangerously psychotic.
Without the meds, she’d be dead and may have taken a few people with her. She self medicated with booze and liked to go for drives.
Most recent reports have 2 dead and 7 injured. Also the gunman was found dead in a hallway.
The cop was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.
I had a friend named Sy, who went off his rocker as they say. People axed me, “Is Sy cotic?”
Just heard, AP reporting that one of the 2 dead is the gunman
Two confirmed dead; one the shooter. Seven confirmed injured (no status given) seven victims being treated at UPMC Presbyterian ER. Original reports of second gunman/hostage situation FALSE.
Pgh Police; Pgh SWAT; FBI clearing WPIC (Western Psych) floor by floor. Patients/staff being evacuated to Pitt’s Peterson Event Center or other UPMC facilities as medically needed.
Carlow University and University of Pittsburgh on spring break; but elementary school on Carlow campus and Pgh Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic HS off lock downs.
WPIC is on DeSoto Street in Pgh’s Oakland neighborhood.
Radio says the gunman is among the dead. Whatever demons haunted, he’s finally found peace.
I was a little concerned we’d have one of these this afternoon at the Bexar County courthouse - guy we were deposing is such a nutjob we had to have deputies stationed outside the room and in the courtroom after the judge threatened to hold him in contempt. Fortunately, I carry.
Wrong. A chemical brain imbalance is not ‘solvable’. It is no different than taking Synthroid for a thyroid problem. You are replacing what your body doesn't make.
Not necessarily. It can help someone get through a temporary issue (divorce, grief, etc.). It also depends on what you mean by the "problem". E.g., If it's not being able to hold a job, meds can amend that.
Did it just come on at 65 or were there signs before?
Why are these incidents never perpatrated by “Gunwomen”.
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