Skip to comments.Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & Mass Shootings
Posted on 04/30/2014 4:50:02 AM PDT by mgist
Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & School Shootings
Susanne Posel (OC) : Researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Gillings School of Global Health (GSGH) published a study that found children and young adults initiating therapy with antidepressants at high-therapeutic (rather than modal-therapeutic) doses seem to be at heightened risk of deliberate self-harm.
Matthew Miller, lead author of the study and associate professor at HSPH asked : The design of the study was meant to really address the question, does dose matter? If I were a parent, I definitely wouldnt want my child to start on a higher dose of these drugs.
The research was conducted on Celexa, Zoloft and Prozac. In their conclusion, the researchers warned that their
findings offer clinicians an additional incentive to avoid initiating pharmacotherapy at high-therapeutic doses and to closely monitor patients starting antidepressants, especially youth, for several months.
In patients younger than 24, it was shown that 18% were prescribed higher initial doses of anti-depressants which is in violation of current medical guidelines. Indeed, this study showed that
suicidal behavior is twice as likely when children and young adults are randomized to antidepressants compared with when they are randomized to placebo.
The health care utilization data was collected on 162,625 US residents with depression ages 10 to 64 years who initiated antidepressant therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors at modal or at higher than modal doses from January 1, 1998, through December 31, 2010. It was deduced by the findings that
the rate of deliberate self-harm among children and adults 24 years of age or younger who initiated high-dose therapy was approximately twice as high as among matched patients initiating modal-dose therapy.
With estimations at 1 out of 150 patients being prescribed high dose instead of modal-dose[s] it is clear that this study questions the practices of doctors and psychiatrists who prescribe anti-depressant medication with regard to appropriate dosage for children and young adults less than 24 years of age.
The study revealed that the risk of suicide was greatest within the first 3 months of treatment. Miller commented:
It certainly is one more piece of information that should make doctors reluctant to start younger patients on high doses; even if those doses are within the therapeutic range.
The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) released a statement after the Sandy Hook shooting wherein they called for an inquiry into the connection between these acts of mass murder and the use of psychotropic drugs.
In their press release, the ISEPP pointed out that:
James Holmes the Colorado batman shooter, had taken 100 milligrams of Vicodin immediately before he shot up the movie theater Christopher Pittman was on antidepressants when he killed his grandparents Eric Harris , one of the gunmen in the Columbine school shooting, was taking Luvox and Dylan Klebold, his partner, had taken Zoloft and Paxil Doug Williams , who killed five and wounded nine of his fellow Lockheed Martin employees, was on Zoloft and Celexa Michael McDermott was on three antidepressants when he fired off 37 rounds and killed seven of his fellow employees in the Massachusetts Wakefield massacre Kip Kinkel was on Prozac when he killed his parents and then killed 2 children and wounded 25 at a nearby school In fourteen recent school shoots, the acts were committed by persons taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, resulting in over 100 wounded and 58 killed In other school shootings, information about the shooters prescription drug use and other medical history were kept from public records Susanne Posel, Occupy Corporatism
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I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you. By the way, how dangerous is Lyrica?
gee, maybe this population is at high risk of self harming if they ARENT IN MEDICAL TREATMENT
Good, logical thought. Were that it were applied to every instance of alarmism when it comes to drugs...both legal and illegal. Dare to dream, I suppose.
The hearing aid?
Ya, my study reached that conclusion 20 years ago.
Note, the FDA knew this 20 years ago, as its include in the warnings and side effects of the drugs. (well, not the shooting part)
That’s what happens when shrinks and lazy parents are enticed by simple solutions.
(for the record, I think there is a link between violence/desensitization and these drugs but...)
This immediately makes it clear whoever wrote this article is very confused about the whole thing:
“James Holmes the Colorado batman shooter, had taken 100 milligrams of Vicodin immediately before he shot up the movie theater”
What does that have to do with the topic at hand or the price of cheese curds in Wisconsin?
(Hint: Vicodin is an opioid and hepatotoxin (acetaminophen), not psychiatric related drug)
These drug companies and doctors should be sued to the max for unleashing these demonic killers among us and our children.
Maybe self-harming, but there weren’t too many instances of random mass shootings before their existence. Even the UT Clock Tower shooter back in ‘66 was on ADHD medication.
Yet they will kick in your door and murder you in your sleep for cannabis.
I wonder if the Kennesaw FedEx shooter was on any of these. Ditto Sandy hook, Aurora CO, Gabby Giffords shooters as well. And probably a pile more we could come up with.
Before the 1980’s kids didn’t shoot up schools, what changed? Seriously, you can go back 200 years and I think there was one incident in the 70’s where a kid shot his school principal.
Some things that changed:
1. In the early 80’s more kids were being raised by strangers in day care than by parents and grandparents for the first time in all of human history.
2. We started drugging our kids and demonizing boyhood.
3. Political correctness also went mainstream, I’m not sure how this affects school shootings but it seems to beet the root of all of our other problems.
Public Government School promote this crap.
Young boys are acting like young boys.Young teachers cant handle this and deem the kid as having a perceived disorder when all that is happening is the young boy is being a Young Boy.
This is all part of the pusifacation of america brought on by the radical womens movement that would like to transform young boys into what they feel young boys should be.A pusssy
Just look at the previous post about the “young boy” shaping a pastry into a gun.That boy is the only normal one in the story
Heres an interesting article on that. Just scary.
What if that kid had gnawed his Pop Tart into the shape of...a CROSS!!!!!
Then held it up high and shouted, “Jesus is Lord!”
(Oh the Huge Manatee.....)
If I had a kid in school I would instruct him to do just that and then stand bye with a law team
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Musta been spot on?
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