As details emerge from the shooting, causing several lawmakers to call for gun control, many will ignore that fact that the suspects from most of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings in recent years also had access to dangerous pharmaceutical drugs that can lead to violent behavior and can worsen the mental illnesses they are prescribed to treat.
The fact that such a clear connection can be made, and that the very side-effects of these drugs cause the very things for which they are prescribed to stop, is not only absurdly alarming, but should raise the alarm as to why they continue to be prescribed, and more so, why no one ever seems to address this issue, other than independent media of course.
It is being reported that the shooter in Florida Nikolas Cruz, was in fact on many medications, yet that should not be surprising, as in this country alone, there are almost 9,000,000 kids, under the age of 17, on psychiatric drugs.
Despite this deadly laundry list of potential reactions to these medications, their use has skyrocketed by 400% since 1988.
There have been 150 studies in 17 countries on antidepressant-induced side effects. There have been 134 drug regulatory agency warnings from 11 countries and the EU warning about the dangerous side effects of antidepressants.
Both Lunesta and Ativan have overlapping side effects of aggression, agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts — and homicidal ideation.
Sertraline has side effects that include “aggressive reaction; mood or behavior changes; and fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control.”
The side effects from diazepam include “confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger; depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself; and hyperactivity, agitation, aggression, hostility.”
Homicidal ideation is a common medical term for thoughts about homicide."
People kill, not guns... No God in schools, no place for God in most families, no Godly moral norms are taught by educators in the society, majority of families are broken, divorce rates are huge, the country is almost constantly at war, higher education is astronomically high priced as is healthcare, the student debts are the highest (Americans owe over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers), the ability to get guns by mentally unstable people is still 'on the books', stress on young generation is tremendous and the consequence could be sick society as a whole. The only reliable data on current U.S. divorce rates derive from the American Community Survey (ACS). Controlling for the aging of the married population, the ACS data reveal a continuing and dramatic increase in the risk of divorce since 1990. The chances that a marriage will end in divorce is probably somewhere between 42 and 45%. Single parents are struggling to educate properly their kids. Extreme poverty is spreading (read the UN special monitor's report https://lnkd.in/dBwnQhU) and wars never end... https://lnkd.in/dkt4p6m
All these factors that I mentioned in my post accelerate the fall into abyss, so to speak... "The United States is one of the world’s richest and most powerful and technologically innovative countries; but neither its wealth nor its power nor its technology is being harnessed to address the situation in which 40 million people continue to live in poverty. America’s greed-wars persist for many reasons, but certainly a big one is the lack of critical voices in the mainstream media. USA spends more on national defense than China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United Kingdom, India, France and Japan combined. US healthcare expenditures per capita are double the OECD average and much higher than in all other countries. But there are many fewer doctors and hospital beds per person than the OECD average. US infant mortality rates in 2013 were the highest in the developed world. Americans can expect to live shorter and sicker lives, compared to people living in any other rich democracy, and the “health gap” between the US and its peer countries continues to grow. US inequality levels are far higher than those in most European countries The US has the highest prevalence of obesity in the developed world.
In terms of access to water and sanitation the US ranks 36th in the world. America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, ahead of Turkmenistan, El Salvador, Cuba, Thailand and the Russian Federation. Its rate is nearly five times the OECD average. The youth poverty rate in the United States is the highest across the OECD with one quarter of youth living in poverty compared to less than 14% across the OECD.
he Stanford Center on Inequality and Poverty ranks the most well-off countries in terms of labor markets, poverty, safety net, wealth inequality, and economic mobility. The US comes in last of the top 10 most well-off countries, and 18th amongst the top 21. In the OECD the US ranks 35th out of 37 in terms of poverty and inequality. According to the World Income Inequality Database, the US has the highest Gini rate (measuring inequality) of all Western Countries The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality characterizes the US as “a clear and constant outlier in the child poverty league”. US child poverty rates are the highest amongst the six richest countries – Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.
Wayne R. Porter:"When humanity rejects God and His perfect moral standard (Not what man somehow say's is His moral standard), and we place ourselves at the center of all moral judgment, then whose standards should we hold to? The political establishment? Hollywood? Our Sports Figures?...
We have lost our moorings and are running as hard as we can away from God's intended plan for His creation with the notion that He does not exist or (if He does), is disconnected and spiteful... "It is terrible when people do not know God, but it is worse when people identify as God what is not God." ~Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Helen Mallett:"Looking closer into each case of mass shootings, one can always find an abnormal behavior trend before the tragedy. Instead of gun control and parent control we should scrutinize the existing systems of healthcare, education and welfare. Those 3 social "safety nets"gradually transformed from service to business. And we know that profit overrides humanity in too many circumstances!☠"
- Zali Mn:"War & Chest Thumping is a national religion and national sports of the once great washed up & fading UnSafeAmerica @ USA. With leaderships putting the apartheid regime in Tel Aviv as its no 1 to 5 government and people to protect & provide billions of annual aid - what becomes AND what ARE American lives to the USA leadership? Nothing. Perhaps its time concerned & real Americans to take back the left & right wing leadership!!! America is now the laughing stock of the world...behaving like the war mongering & chest thumping Chimpanzees LOL. Its a jungle IN America right now too. Fading, washed out & slowly poverty strickened so called great nation!!! Wake up REAL loving Americans."