Fort Bliss Shooting
The most significant quote from the following article would be one good reason to avoid doctors and hospitals: “According to the Veterans Administration 60% of all workplace assaults happen in hospitals, clinics and other health care settings.” And WHERE do we find the majority of these serotonergic drugs other than hospitals, clinics and other health care settings????? This really is very simple math!!!
El Paso VA Shooter Was Ex-employee & Army Vet
Having worked Army cases in the El Paso area and becoming familiar with the massive amounts of medication prescribed by the VA there I would be shocked to learn this shooter was not on an antidepressant of some kind! In one case I worked there the young man had come in for surgery on his knee and given the antidepressant Trazadone for sleep, then the SSRI Tramadol for pain which the interactions then led them to prescribe Celexa. So on THREE SSRIs he, not surprisingly, was next diagnosed with homicidal ideation when he reported his reactions and sought help. Their response to his honesty and concern about what was happening to him was to threaten him with incarceration if he shared such reactions with them again even though they had diagnosed it as homicidal ideation, a known potential side effect of all three antidepressants they had been giving him!!!! So will I be surprised to find that this shooter was on an antidepressant? Not in the least!
The FBI says that the shooter at the El Paso, Texas VA clinic was ex-employee and an Army veteran who fatally shot a psychologist before killing himself. He was a former clerk at the clinic and had verbally threatened the doctor before in 2013. Serrato apparently had some sort of perceived grievance against Fjordbak
The FBI identified the gunman in Tuesday’s shooting as Jerry Serrato, a 48-year-old who was medically discharged from the Army in 2009 after serving briefly in Iraq two years earlier. Serrato had served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 1985 to 1993, then enlisted in the Army in July 2006, military records show. He served in Iraq for five months in 2007.
The victim, Dr. Timothy Fjordbak, 63, was a psychologist who left private practice after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks because he wanted to work with military veterans. Fjordbak was unique in his ability to differentiate between symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Both men worked at the VA at the same time in 2013, but authorities do not believe they had a working relationship, and there was no immediate indication the gunman was a patient. But this clinic came under scrutiny last year after a survey of more than 690 local veterans found that they waited an average of more than two months to see a VA mental health professional and even longer to see a physician.
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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!
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.
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