In my previous post, I wondered about the story of Finnish student Pekka-Eric Auvinen who killed six students, a head teacher and a nurse, before turning the gun on himself. You see the Finnish news organisations had picked up on a strong SSRI connection in this story, and indeed I have found out today that among the many videos allegedly posted on YouTube under Auvinen’s two account names (all posted within the last 2-3 weeks) were clips professing interest in various serial killers, atheism and Nazi eugenic themes, with one single, seemingly out of context clip regarding SSRIs titled “SSRI – One Pill A Day Makes You Happy… …or then not!” Auvinen himself indicated that he “ate SSRI antidepressants”.
OK – not scientific – nothing proved – but I have to ask when is someone going to put 2 and 2 together and undertake some serious research into SSRIs and their link with violence and homicide.
Sadly, there is also the SSRI Stories website to take a look at…
Glaxo and all the other drugmakers would have us believe that’s it’s all just a coincidence – I defy anyone to read SSRI Stories and come to the conclusion there’s no connection here that nothing needs to be done.