ANTIDEPRESSANT: Serious Asault for Declining to Shake Hand of Stranger: AU

NOTE FROM Ann Blake-Tracy:

Please note that this young man had been given antidepressants
two years before after a car accident that was so serious that they other driver
died at the scene. In such an accident the head is jerked so violently that even
though it may not be apparent there is generally a closed head injury as the
brain slams against the skull. Antidepressants are contraindicated in those with
head injuries and in my opinion should never be given after an accident like
For additional reference on this aspect the warnings
on Wellbutrin seem to be one of the most detailed for those with head
Second through fourth paragraphs from the end read:  ”
‘His behaviour on that night was entirely out of character,‘  Mr
Clarke said.”

“ ‘Mr Mansfield does not represent an ongoing threat to the

“Mr Clarke said Mansfield had been on

antidepressants since a traffic accident in 2006 when the elderly
driver of the car he collided with died at the scene.”

Punch knocks teeth out

Kieran Campbell | 17th October 2009

WHEN a man wouldn’t

shake Daniel Liam Mansfield’s hand during Australia Day celebrations he punched
him so hard it snapped a tooth off at the gum.

Tipping the scales at
150kg, Mansfield, nicknamed Tank by his mates, packed plenty of

His victim, 80kg Joseph Leonard McLucas, was only hit once but
would still undergo more than $20,000 worth of restorative dental

The pair were strangers to each other when they met on East Street,
Rockhampton, on the morning of January 27 last year.

Mr McLucas, 18,
politely refused to shake hands and walked away before Mansfield, 25, landed the
costly blow.

Mr McLucas fell to his knees and started spitting up blood
and teeth.

One tooth was snapped off at the gum and another was knocked
completely out. Other teeth were chipped and loose.

Mansfield walked past
the teenager, telling him he should have shaken his hand.

He jumped into
his car and was driven to a service station where he washed a cut on his hand

from the attack.

Back on East Street, a mate took off his shirt to apply
pressure to Mr McLucas’s mouth before an ambulance arrived and took him to
Rockhampton Hospital.

Mr McLucas was then taken to a Brisbane hospital to

have his lip reconstructed.

On Thursday Mansfield blubbered in
Rockhampton District Court after he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily
harm to Mr McLucas.

He wiped his nose with tissues from his pocket as
barrister Jeff Clarke told the court Mansfield was “a young man of high
character” who was “very sorry for what he did”.

Mansfield was jailed for

two years but he will only spend six months behind bars.

Crown prosecutor
Julie Marsden described the Australia Day incident as an “unprovoked, cowardly
attack on a young man”.

Mansfield was supported in court by his
girlfriend and by his parents, who he lives with at Taroomball, between Yeppoon
and Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast.

Mr Clarke handed up in court a large
series of references for the machinery operator who he said “is not the type of
fellow who goes around looking for trouble”.

“His behaviour on that night
was entirely out of character,” Mr Clarke said.

“Mr Mansfield does not
represent an ongoing threat to the community.

Mr Clarke said Mansfield
had been on antidepressants since a traffic accident in 2006 when the elderly
driver of the car he collided with died at the scene.

Mansfield asked his
barrister to offer a public apology to Mr McLucas.

I said No to Paxil and Ativan

My doctor said it was clinical depression. It did not occur to me that it could be a real reaction to real things, not just a ‘chemical imbalance’. “

Hello. I have PTSD and recently have become very depressed, despite the fact that my boyfriend and I have been fighting, I got into a car accident, I realized that I did no’t want to study what I was almost ready to graduate in, started a new job and gained weight….

My doctor said it was clinical depression. It did not occur to me that it could be a real reaction to real things, not just a ‘chemical imbalance’. Like she had said.

I know I have PTSD – but mine has n’ot made me sad. But being a trusting person I listened to them when they told me to take medication….

They prescribed Paxil and Ativan. When my doctor was writing the prescription for Ativan – I told her I absolutely did not want to take that because I had read about the different types of medications and that class of drugs was addictive and I did no’t want to take drugs long term. Mind you I am already paranoid of medications. As a survivor of horrendous child abuse, I fear any MIND ALTERING substance. When I told my doctor know, she asked why…she then preceded to tell me to just take it if I get “panicky” and related to the feeling I get when something bad happens and I feel overwhelmed. She said it would be ok. I reluctantly took the prescription and told her repeatedly that I would probably never take it…

I also went into full detail of the stories I had heard about in the Prozac family of people killing themselves out of the blue. She reassured me that is for people that were previously psychotic…and that it only happened when these drugs first came out and that it only happened because some psychiatrist thought since it worked so well on depression it might work on other things…and assured me that it was because they had previously wanted to commit suicide. NEVER mentioning any of the side effects, aside from nausea, dry mouth and “initial anxiety”.

So she gave me the trial month – with no insertions. I took one about 5 hours ago. And then my friends mom called and we were talking, I was telling her about taking Paxil. She said be careful – those make people go nuts. She said her friend hung himself and then I stopped her, I was already scared. I don’t have any suicidal thoughts, let alone, homicidal thoughts. I did no’t want to hear this. Now I feel high and stiff. And I don’t like it. After she told me that I went on the internet and looked up “suicide and Paxil” and came up with so many horror stories of people going crazy. And I even read the drug information on the homepage of the drug company…and it names so many. I learned that it can cause seizures (which I had when I was an infant and my doctor knows) it says most people feel anxiety – which is already a problem I have – I don’t need to feel more – I read that it says you can have nameless amounts of things. Not to mention it said the doctors normally prescribe them with an anti-anxiety so in case the person feels “agitated, homicidal, aggressive or suicidal” they can take those and calm down (a.k.a…pass out). This is not ok. I can’t believe my doctor recommended them to me especially when I told her that I WOULD NOT TAKE THE ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICINE… I told her I would fill it but would not take it out of fear.

I am so freaked out.

I feel for you and I am sorry that happened to your Matthew and hope that in some way you know that you convinced me not to take this anymore. I will go to sleep praying I will be okay through the night. God bless you.



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