So then – it looks like antidepressants are involved in the case of the crazed gunman, Raoul Moat.
The sister of one of his victims said “Moat had “flipped out” after being denied his regular antidepressants and steroids in prison. She said: “He’s been taking steroids as long as I’ve known him. He’s addicted and it gives him violent mood swings. He’s also on antidepressants and used to be a drug dealer, so God knows what he takes”.
WHEN ARE THE AUTHORITIES GOING TO TAKE NOTE AND INVESTIGATE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EXTREME BEHAVIOUR, VIOLENCE AND ANTIDEPRESSANTS?
We have the right to ask the question and the louder Glaxo shouts about Seroxat having “no proven link to violence”, the more I want to know the truth.
As Peter Breggin wrote in an article about the Virgina Tech masssacre; “For the past fifteen years or more, I’ve been writing about the capacity of psychiatric drugs to cause mayhem, murder and suicide. In early 2005 the FDA finally issued a warning that antidepressants cause both suicidality and violence. For example, the FDA’s mandated warning label for antidepressants states that these drugs produce “anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania.”
Note the reference to “irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity” in the label or package insert for antidepressants. That’s a formula for violence. Note the mention of akathisia, another source of both violence and suicide. And finally, note the reference to mania, yet another drug-induced syndrome associated with violence and suicide.