Skip to comments.Top psychiatrist: Meds behind school massacres
Posted on 01/23/2013 2:45:57 AM PST by cricket
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In an exclusive in-person interview in New York City with WND, London-based Dr. David Healy criticized pharmaceutical companies that have made billions of dollars marketing Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, known as SSRIs.
Psychotropic drugs prescribed for school children cause violent behavior, Healy stated.
Healy insisted the problem today is that doctors working with schools to control the behavior of children are inclined to prescribe SSRI drugs without serious consideration of adverse consequences.
We are giving drugs to children who are passing through critical development stages, and as a society we are really conducting a vast experiment and no one really knows what the outcome of that will be.
WND contended that putting more mental illness screening into schools would actually increase the incidence of school shootings, not reduce the violence.
He sees a propaganda campaign being conducted in the
If school children are screened for mental illness problems, this presumably will lead more medical doctors to put more students on more pills, he said.
SSRI drugs covered in the sortable database include Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine), Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram) and Luvox (fluvoxamine).
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Of course, the Liberal MSM will not cover the possible mental illness/pychiatric drug issue with Lanza
And you can be sure the usual “You’re a liar if you deny Sandy Hook didn’t happen” and/or “WND is WorldNutDaily” posts will come soon from our esteemed PhonyCon Liberal friends who will take a few minutes away from their “Teen Mom” marathon on MTV to chime in on this
Turned out that my extreme fatigue and lethargy was not due to depression, but a hormonal imbalance and low-grade infection from an ovarian tumor.
Medicine will continue to be a hit-and-miss sport unless doctors endeavor to treat the source of an illness instead its symptoms.
I worked in an Air Force help desk atmosphere back around ten years ago. We had a young female IT airman arrive...who had bizarre behavior and I (a retired NCO and a contractor) questioned how she could hold a security clearance. After a month or two...it was common knowledge that she was being given the maximum amount of Prozac per her weight.
For two years, I watched incident after incident that should lead people to question her stability. A new boss of hers decides to use her weight problems and put her out of service. That was the only way that she was going away....otherwise, she would still be around today.
My general opinion is that either the Prozac pushed her along to do a lot of stupid things, or it kept her from doing even more things. Either way....she should not have been around.
This meds game....I think....is jeopardizing the public into believing that nutty people can be made safe via some drugs. I just don’t believe it anymore.
I think an awful lot, perhaps too much, of most Doctors’ continuing education comes not from reading journals and papers, but from the drug company representatives that come round to see them frequently (with scads of sample pills to boot).
A nation of kids living on the planet Miranda.
Another failed progressive idea.
Is your child a latent Reever?
Does anybody know?
these kids arent crazy because of what they take, they are crazy because of what they dont have
God Fearing parents
A Church that teaches about sin and the Savior instead of save the whales or civil rights or gays are normal
What they lack is a Christ centered home, what they get is online porn, video game violence, fast food meals, constant liberal indoctrination, and false religious teachingthat all religions are the same
There is a cure, and it is found in the Bible, found in Jesus Christ.
That’s funny, when we had families going to Church every Sunday instead of little league or soccer or the big game...we didn’t have these fears, did we...
“If school children are screened for mental illness problems, this presumably will lead more medical doctors to put more students on more pills, he said.”
You mean those doctors who have their office decorated ceiling to floor with the names of their favorite drugs? oh no they are only going to give the drugs to people who need them. /s
The SSRI’s are not the only problem. The real problem is the atypical antipsychotics. If you look at all the drug company settlements, they pay off the parties suing them and admit no guilt. Then they just keep on selling them.
One side effect that people don’t realize is that SSRI’s block a person’s ability to pray. I work with people teaching them how to meditate, which is really just extensive prayer. I perform a simple test to demonstrate to an individual the effect of their change in perception as a result of their prayer. It’s like taking the tuning knob off the radio and saying “This is the only station you can listen to!”
People who are on the SSRI’s do not have the ability to change their consciousness up or down. The same drugs that blocks an individual’s ability to fall to lower levels and experience the depression or overwhelming fear also blocks a person’s ability to raise their consciousness toward experiencing the joy of the higher realms in prayer and meditation.
List of atypical antipsychotics
The following are approved and marketed in various parts of the world:
Sulpiride (Sulpirid, Eglonyl)
Ziprasidone (Geodon, Zeldox)
Do SSRI’s have a safe and legitimate, therapeutic role, in half of the psychiatric cases? for which they are prescribed? In 1/10 of them? In any of them? Does anybody know?
Several years ago I was terribly depressed; or, so it seemed. Turns out I was exhausted which led to depression. I dont have an ounce of fat and no matter how badly I felt I worked out, as it seemed to make me feel better. I was given SSRIs and they helped considerably. But the underlying problem wasnt diagnosed because sleep apnea is generally found in fat people. I have a six pack. Finally, a doctor who had sleep apnea suggested a sleep study. I was spending seconds a night in RIM; the sleep you must get to feel rested. With a CPAP and sleep drugs, I no longer needed the SSRIs.
The downside of the SSRIs is they do lead to bizarre behavior and thoughts. Fortunately, I was mature and naturally very calm. I developed a habit of thinking through everything I was about to say or do and was able to perform at a high level in a high stress job. But Id have done better without the SSRIs. Incidentally, they have what is euphemistically referred to as certain sexual side effects. These side effects are annoying, to say the least. Im so glad the problem turned out not to be depression. Depression was just a symptom. And, Im guessing that depression is only a symptom of other underlying causes in the bulk of SSRI users. The problem is that it takes a lot of effort to determine what the underlying cause is so, its easier to treat the symptom.
One of the problems with the drugs is that they block the growth of consciousness through the normal stages of development. If you give a child who is experiencing their “terrible two’s” a drug to block the symptoms, it creates a void in the developmental foundation necessary for healthy psychological growth later in life.
Note: The stage of growth experienced by a child during their “terrible two’s” is a separation from the strong dependency upon their mother. If a younger sibling is born before the older child goes through this stage, the older child will experience abandonment issues as they feel their mother is taken from them, or they are rejected by their mother, rather than making a healthy growth separation.
“Do SSRI’s hace a safe and legitimate, therapeutic role, in half of the psychiatric cases?”
SSRI’s do save lives. They work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the synaptic cleft between communicating neurons. They buffer the resulting emotional impact upon the receiving neuron much the way shock absorbers decrease the impact of a tire hitting a bump in the road.
If I break my arm, I may need painkiller. But I don’t want to take the pain killers the rest of my life. It is the same with SSRI’s. I would never recommend quitting SSRI’s cold turkey as the emotions may become overwhelming and create a psychological dependency upon them. They should be decreased gradually under the care of an MD and a qualified therapist who teaches skills to help deal with any uncomfortable emotions arising.
One of the problems in the military is that they give a 180 day supply to soldiers. In April of 2012 they changed their recommendations and are trying to decrease some meds as they were increasing the impact of PTSD.
Let’s see about the 15 yr old kid in Mew Mexico, who just killed his family.
I’m betting on psychotropic drugs.
I used to take prozac, until a decade ago when I weaned off after the scrip didn’t get refilled. A short while later I read about the side effects, was not a happy camper. Then about 2 years after being off the medication, I had taken a class Brain and Biology (minor in psych), in which the instructor claimed that therapists, etc, basically shotgun or take a dart board approach to prescribing meds. Don’t know how true that actually was, but I was rather upset about hearing that. It was a fascinating class though.
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