Thursday morning a popular professor at UCLA was gunned down in a murder/suicide by Mainak Sarkar, an ex-PHD student who had apparently killed his wife in Minnesota first and then drove 2000 miles to kill this professor and another who was not on campus that day. I held off sending this out yesterday but today there are so many clues pointing to an antidepressant connection that I am sending it out and expect to hear he had been “treated” AKA drugged with these serotonergic drugs known to produce both suicide and homicide.
Clue #1: Killed a family member first and went on to kill more.
Clue #2: Drove 2000 miles to kill again. Reminds me of the Atlanta Day Trader, Mark Barton, who, on Prozac, killed his wife and two children at home and then drove to work to go on a shooting spree. (Not as far a drive, but we do have cases where they travel a long ways to commit these crimes.) In Mark Barton’s case I was on the verge of having an independent autopsy done when his mother, confused and still in shock over the loss of her family, changed her mind. So it was not until six months later we got answers when police finally released the info that they found Prozac pills scattered throughout the van he was driving. Was he taking more and more thinking it would stop him from doing what he was doing or was he mad that they did not work? I have always wondered why that was. (For additional info on that shooting go to www.SSRIstories.NET)
Clue #3: His wife was a medical student – another common thread is a family member in a medical or psychological/social profession.
Clue #4: Swollen face. The edema is clearly evident in his face…not just an overweight problem.
Clue #5: Holding a grudge for years focused on an individual and then killing randomly several people.
Clue #6: Wearing all black (a common thread in many of these antidepressant-induced suicides and murders).
Almost more frightening than the double murder – suicide though was the massive police presence in swat uniforms on campus holding guns on all the students! We desperately need to make sure as a society that those who are on these medications known to produce both murder and suicide are NOT in uniforms and carrying loaded guns!
SEE UPDATES ON THIS CASE BELOW:
Murder/suicide at UCLA covers campus with swat teams: http://abcnews.go.com/US/ucla-lockdown-shooting/story?id=39533673
Police identify UCLA shooter: https://www.yahoo.com/news/policeidentify-ucla-shooter-140221083.html
Wife was a medical student: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3621726/The-PhD-student-shot-UCLA-professor-dead-Indian-rubber-engineer-killed-thesis-supervisor-wouldn-t-let-graduate-committed-suicide.html
NOW THAT WE HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HERE IS AN UPDATE:
According to police, Sarkar had accused Klug of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else. A source familiar with the relationship called the accusation “absolutely psychotic” and said that Klug had bent over backward to help Sarkar finish his dissertation and graduate.
Sarkar had struggled with severe mental problems, including depression and an inability to study, which compromised his work at UCLA, the source said.
(This statement also indicates the False allegations against those the patient initially felt close to and cared for.)
“A source familiar with Sarkar’s relationship with Klug told the Los Angeles Times that Sarkar’s accusation was “absolutely psychotic,” and added that Sarkar had “severe mental problems, including depression and an inability to study, which compromised his work at UCLA.”
“He did say prescription medication, possibly Valium or a similar sedative, was found in the St. Paul, Minnesota apartment where Sarkar had lived.”
Deadly Drugs – www.SSRIstories.NET
SSRIstories.NET is a database of the cases our group at the International Coalition for Drug Awareness has gathered over the past 2 1/2 decades, including nearly every school shooter and mass shooter in the country. The question remains in all of these cases as to the level of consciousness of the perpetrator – something that is never tested in the court cases and should be. (Tragically in this case that is no longer an option.) Testing is still back in the dark ages with blood levels of drugs rather than brain waves which will detect the level of consciousness and therefore culpability. These are drugs that accumulate in brain tissue at an alarming rate. Testing the blood tells us nothing about the level of toxicity.
EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE
What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study out of the Southern California:
ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE SLEEP DISORDER KNOWN TO
INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE
What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.
This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly. Feel free to join us on Facebook to learn more about this disorder on our Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/106704639660883/
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
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