Methadone is also a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor which has been involved in serotonin toxicity reactions. … These symptoms are characteristic of serotonin syndrome which is often described as mental status changes, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular abnormalities
(The medical examiner’s office referred PEOPLE to the local district attorney, whose spokeswoman was not immediately available.)
No matter who you are, how high profile you may be, & how hard you have fought to educate about this Pharma created nightmare in which we all find ourselves, it still comes through your own back door & draws you into the nightmare!
This is the chilling warning that every family in America would suffer this drug-induced nightmare given to the world in 1991. My good friend pharmacist Maria Malakoff, who lost her own husband, Gary, also a pharmacist, in a horrific Prozac-induced suicide when he stepped between the TV & his family who were watching a movie & shot himself in the head. This is the report Maria shared in the first FDA Advisory Committee Hearing on September of 1991…
The Kennedy family just lost another loved one way too early, a beautiful young woman, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22. Police and rescue were called “to reports of an overdose inside the Kennedy Compound.”
Her grandfather, Robert F. Kennedy, & his brother, John F. Kennedy, both lost their lives by assassination while serving our nation. Her mother, Courtney, was the fifth child of Robert & Ethel Kennedy. She was only 11 when she lost her father.
Sadly two of Courtney’s brothers, Saoirse’s uncles, Douglas & Robert, have done far, far more than most to wake people up to the dangers of Pharma with her Uncle Douglas doing more mainstream media than anyone else has on the dangers of antidepressants when he was with Fox News National (You can see several of those very informative news clips on our ICFDA YouTube Channel.)
And her Uncle Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been an incredible voice for children damaged by vaccines and has just recently won some of the biggest court cases ever against the chemical giant, Monsanto, for cancer causing effects of Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the popular weed killer, Round Up. While her aunt Mary gave her own life as a warning when she lost her life in an antidepressant-induced suicide.
But in spite of their best efforts yet another family member has apparently lost her life to these deadly drugs. Also happening at a time most would never suspect it coming as she spent time enjoying her family at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
And leaving yet another family to mourn the loss of yet another beautiful soul her family & our world has been robbed of:
‘The world is a little less beautiful today.’ She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit. Saoirse was passionately moved by the causes of human rights and women’s empowerment and found great joy in volunteer work, working alongside indigenous communities to build schools in Mexico. We will love her and miss her forever.”
The same is true in my own family in spite of all of my efforts to bring the negative effects of these deadly drugs to light. While doing so we too have suffered serious suicide attempts, devastating life long birth defects, numerous divorces, the estrangement of family members, the gender altering effects, etc.
The whole truth about these drugs must be made known, the hidden things brought to light & all that be made very clear so that everyone fully understands the extent of the damage associated with them BEFORE they ever put one of these pills in their mouths! There has never been a patient who has taken one of these drugs who has done so with a fully informed consent & very few who have survived those effects who have ever gone on to be given the full information as to the extensive negative effects of these so called “antidepressant drugs”!
The gag orders MUST end! This is a public safety issue! The full truth of the involvement of these drugs in the school & mass shootings & every other case of violence needs to be disclosed! And their involvement in all the military suicides & sudden death cases among these young people needs to be brought to light. Use of these mind altering drugs, which affect judgment, among lawmakers & judges whose decisions affect so many lives for years to come, needs to be made public. With all of us being kept from seeing the end result of the use of these drugs where is our warning? There is none! This is why I have devoted every minute of the last 30 years of my life & every penny to my name in investigating, gathering, and making public the effects of these drugs upon unsuspecting patients who have become victims of these drugs. Here is the proof, here is the blood of those crying out to the world as a warning to not fall victim to the same fate they have fallen victim:
www.SSRIstories.NET (previously posted and publicised since 2006 since under .com and .org as well, neither of which is now endorsed or associated with our work in any way)
Our website www.drugawareness.org was set up by Mark Miller who lost his 13 year old son by less than a week after starting on Zoloft. Like comedian Robin Williams he hung himself in his closet after suffering a REM Sleep Disorder where you act out nightmares including both murder & suicide. Research shows that 86% of those going into this previously rare & very deadly sleep disorder are currently taking antidepressants (mainly SSRIs).
I first began working on court cases involving these drugs in 1992. And what you need to know is there is NO safe therapeutic dose of Zoloft or ANY antidepressant!! Pharma’s own expert in a wrongful death case involving the ingestion of only two doses of his antidepressant testified to what the whole world needs to hear! (There is no way any drug rep has ever shared this info!) The following morning this mild mannered elderly man shot & killed the three people he loved the most, his wife, his visiting daughter, & infant granddaughter, before killing himself. The drug expert for the drug maker testified that the way the SSRI antidepressants work on serotonin what should be EXPECTED from them is impulsive murder or suicide! Of course, the family won that wrongful death case. (Tobin vs Glaxo) WY You can find thousands more documented cases posted at www.SSRIstories.net
My comment on deseretnews.com Suicide article … Reading the comments I am encouraged after 30 years of researching, writing, & working as an expert in criminal & wrongful death cases involving antidepressants!!! I spent many years trying to wake Utah up to the horrible mistake in the hypothesis behind these drugs, even working closely for many years with the doctor whose research made these drugs possible.
Oxygen deprivation does cause depression but the elevated serotonin constricting the bronchial tubes & producing sleep apnea deprives the antidepressant user of more oxygen than the altitude!! Utah’s oxygen deprivation is the result of being buried in BS on serotonin!! Utah has long led the way in the use of antidepressants. In fact, according to Forbes Christian women are the highest users of antidepressants with LDS women leading the way. A previous article on the altitude/depression connection stated that 1/4 of the women in Utah are on antidepressants. Court testimony by Pharma’s own expert, after studying serotonin for decades, indicates that what should be expected from the antidepressant effect on serotonin is impulsive murder or suicide! So there should be no surprise by the increased suicide.
This is an EXCELLENT piece on healing foods. Interestingly these are the same foods I turned to 45 years ago to overcome the cancer that ravaged my body & threatened my life. What surprised me was to see the amazing clarity of mind I saw almost immediately. Obviously it helped me overcome the cancer since I am still here & have felt no need to see a doctor for any reason since that time. But it has also given me insight into healing from the damage caused by the use of these deadly drugs we call antidepressants.
If Johnathan Otto introducing this video understood more about antidepressants & benzodiazepines he would not try to make this an easier change in diet by allowing those damaged by these drugs to fudge on the strictness required for healing. If he understood the highly protein binding (98%) aspect of these drugs he would understand that to flush these drugs from the this strict change is required. I am especially concerned about the Lewy Body’s Dementia (large clumps of protein building up in the brain) suffered by Robin Williams on these drugs & the close connection of Lewy Body’s Dementia to the most deadly REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) when 86% of those being diagnosed with RBD are on antidepressants.
Until we have the answer to the following questions I believe it is best to stay on the side of caution & follow the wisdom shared about the diet shared by the following experts.
1. Does the high protein binding aspect of these drugs known to accumulate at a very high rate in brain tissue produce these large clumps of protein to build up in brain tissue?
2. And does this protein binding aspect of these drugs prevent the drugs from being flushed from the body & brain?
Roseanne was on Prozac for years & had very serious reactions to it. She was estranged from her parents because she thought they molested her when she was 6 months old! (And her parents are the sweetest people you would ever want to meet!!!) As dreams on antidepressants are so extremely vivid patients begin having problems discerning between dreams and reality so the to begin to mix with one another making the patient believe that they are actually remembering something that has happened to them. Once finally off the antidepressants she was able to realize it was all drug-induced by her medication. (See our group on that all too common reaction to these drugs:
Antidepressant-induced False Accusations of Abuse – m.facebook.com/groups/878496472235198?)
She then went on Oprah with her mother to apologize & state publicly that it was all caused by the drugs & the biggest mistake she has ever made in her life. Sadly her father had already passed away before she got off all her meds. He knew from my book, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare!, that it was all being caused by the drugs, but he still never got to see their “Real Rosanne,” as they called her, once again before he died. 😢😢 It was really hard on him & it would not surprise me to learn it contributed to his death because they had been such a close knit family BEFORE these drugs entered their world.
What most do not know about Roseanne is that when she was only 16 she was hit by a car & the hood ornament was actually embedded in her forhead. Someone who has had a head injury, especially one as serious as that, should never, ever, ever, ever be given one of these drugs! They seem guaranteed to have the very worst side effects! Remember her grabbing her crotch while singing national anthem and calling it a “Prozac moment”?
But obviously she needs to be warned about not being able to take other mind-altering drugs after the serious reactions she had to antidepressants! And that would certainly include Ambien which is so notorious for also causing the REM Sleep Disorder, even though antidepressants are the very worst for causing this very deadly sleep , long known to induce both murder and suicide, where the patient acts out nightmares in a dream state!
A few listed side effects of Ambien
(Considering how many there are there is not room for them all)
Of course USA Today had to carry the following article stating that the Ambien manufacturer said that racism is not a side effect of their drug! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/30/roseanne-barr-blames-ambien-zolpidem-drug-real-side-effects/654683002/
All anyone needs to do is read the .medication side effects of argumentative behaviour and impaired judgement to see a connection! And I would strongly urge you to keep in mind that this is the same newspaper who apparently had no problems in taking some big advertising contract or obviously receiving compensation in some way for running a big feature article on the 10th anniversary Columbine titled “The Myths of Columbine” Of course the leading “myth” of Columbine was that Eric and Dylan, the shooters, were taking anti-depressants!
The minute the article hit the Press I contacted the reporter asking how he missed one of the biggest lawsuits of the past decade where the antidepressant manufacturer of the antidepressant Luvox was sued by Mark Taylor for their antidepressant causing Eric Harris to shoot Mark during the Columbine massacre. His reply was, “Oh yes I forgot Luvox. I will have to change that in the article!”
Of course the change was never made and was allowed to remain in the paper so that a week later it went out in there nation-wide Edition leading the country to believe bad indeed Eric and Dylan were not taking antidepressants at the time they shot up Columbine!
This is how Pharma rewrites history for us all! You now find people all the time who believe it is not true that Eric and Dylan were medicated at the time of that most notorious of all school shootings! And that is why I never pay any attention to one word that comes from USA Today!
Mark Dice Making it Clear Rosanne’s Comment Was Not Racist
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & www.SSRIstories.net
Author: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon who serves as associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and as assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.
He is also a media personality on health-related issues, and best known as CNN’s multiple Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent, hosting the network’s weekend health program Sanjay Gupta, M.D., and makes frequent appearances.
And he is one of the finest physicians I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Besides that he loves the title of my book on antidepressants and all aspects of serotonin, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? As the book examines the research to learn if these drugs are the panacea (cure all) the drug manufactures’ marketing would have us believe as doctors hand them out or every ailment known to man , or are they a Pandora’s Box that once opened unleashing all i’s terrible plagues could never be contained again? From the story of Pandora’s Box: “All at once every evil and spiteful thing flew out like a swarm of insects infesting the Earth with pain and sorrow…t:-) hanks to Pandora life on Earth was never quite so joyful ever again.”)
Dr. Gupta as a neurologist and a professor of neurosurgery certainly would understand more about the brain & brain function than most doctors would. With that in mind LISTEN now as Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks out about the connection between school shootings and antidepressants after the Sandy Hook school shooting….
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: The Evidence Antidepressants Are The Cause
Because so many are posting our database of cases of school shootings on Facebook with no explanation of the antidepressant connection, I thought I should post it here on our website as a blog so that it is easier to share with others especially with this latest school shooting in Florida and when yet another school violence episode erupts so they too will have this information to share and educate others about the involvement of antidepressants in school shootings.
President Trump’s Official Statement on Florida Shooting: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/
My Response: THIS IS NOT A GUN ISSUE AND IT IS NOT A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE! IT IS A DRUG ISSUE – PRESCRIPTION DRUG ISSUE!!! I have worked these cases as an expert for three decades and the common denominator in them all is the use of an antidepressant – drugs that work very similarly to PCP!
PCP & LSD produce hallucinations by mimicking serotonin. And how do antidepressants work? They are designed to gradually increase serotonin so you get a gradual emerging of hallucinations or psychosis. In that way it appears that the patient is going crazy rather than the drug producing the effect thereby distancing the cause and effect and avoiding personal injury lawsuits.
Creative? It sure was! Thankfully if we can get them into court we have been able to show the evidence clearly with even their own experts testifying that what we should expect from the way these drugs act upon the brain is impulsive murder and suicide! The science is clear as a bell! But no one is hearing that because there is too much money being made on these drugs.
Shockingly Prophetic 1999 Pharmacist Comment on Antidepressants & School Shootings in 2019
In about 1999 I was contacted by a pharmacist who said the nicest woman in town had come regularly to get her prescription of Prozac from him until she went to prison for killing her husband. This was one message I received from him that I think the whole world needs to hear……
“The symptoms I see in patients who use/abuse serotonergic drugs of any form…could aptly be described as the “Hitler syndrome” (over-confidence in one’s own policies or decisions, no fear of consequences, criminal behavior, death of people close to the abuser as the preferred method of solving problems in the abuser’s life, coldness and lack of humanity). I feel that in twenty years or less we will be confronted not with one Hitler but with thousands or millions… numbers so great that we will be forced to interact with their distorted thinking on a daily basis. (Littleton, CO., Riverton,KS., Jonesboro, AR., eventually little Hitlers in every town in America will grow up into BIG HITLERS) It is happening right now. The most insidious factor about long-term serotonin abuse is that it enhances the individual’s persona to the point that they are able to manipulate others into their way of thinking just as Hitler did. This causes the distorted thinking, abnormal behavior, and loss of morality to spread like a contagion to otherwise normal people who have not even been exposed to the drugs. Those on the drugs are converted by the pharmacologic/physiologic processes into sociopathic demagogues.
“Do you have any comments on these thoughts, Ann? Please respond. Tell me we are not the only ones who see what is happening to our world!”
In Answer to: “Where do these school shooters come from? Broken homes?”
The Question: “Where do these school shooters come from? Broken homes?”
My answer: No! They come from their local doctor’s office after they have been given drugs very similar in action to a slow fuse version of PCP (Angel Dust) or LSD.
The Only School Shooter to Ever Speak Out
to Answer the Question, WHY?
If you watch the video below of the only school shooter to ever speak out about what happened to him while his father sits with him supporting him, you will see no broken home, no previous problems with behavior. This was a wonderful family on a farm in western Washington state with a shy 16 year old boy preparing to finish his Eagle Scout soon and then leave on a two year mission for the LDS Church. His shyness was the reason a doctor prescribed Paxil for him.
Why I Took a Gun to School….Farm Boy, 16, & His Father
Click picture below to view:
Columbine Survivor, Mark Taylor Testimony Before the FDA
News Report: School Shooter and Victim Join Forces
It is NOT mental illness. It is NOT guns, or any
other type of weapon, that fuels the violence…
It is not mental illness. It is not guns, but rather drugs we are calling “medications” which have suicidal and homicidal ideation listed as side effects! And I make that statement after being called as a court expert on these shootings since 1992 and spending 25 years tracking and documenting the shootings. This is the only possible cause that actually admits it can cause this. A gun does not start shooting on its own, but these drugs list homicidal ideation and suicidal ideation as a side effect. Ideation is constant ruminating obsessive and compulsive thoughts of killing along with the same thoughts of various methods of killing…thoughts compulsive enough to lead to action!
From several of the posts on these school shootings on our main web site at www.drugawareness.org I give you the following evidence to prove it is the drugs!
Database With Documentation of School Shooters on Antidepressants
Click Link Below to View Database With Medications Listed & News Story on Each Case
REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) – 86% Antidepressant-Induced
REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) is a condition during which, one lacks to normal paralysis during sleep thus allowing one to act out their worst nightmare in a dream state. (Corey’s case above is a perfect example of this) It is also known that 80% of those going into the REM Sleep Disorder hurt themselves or someone else, including both murder and suicide. Yet how many are aware that 86% of those being diagnosed with this most deadly of all sleep disorders have been found to currently be taking an antidepressant? We do have a Facebook group on this deadly sleep disorder…
To date no research has been done to show how often this happens in antidepressant withdrawal even though RBD has long been known to be a drug withdrawal state. It should be expected to be far higher in withdrawal and yet we already have 86% involving patients currently taking these drugs.
Here is an interesting article on the REM Sleep Disorder:
NOTE: For those of you who follow my work you will notice all of the obvious medication side effects and keep in mind that 63% of autistic children are prescribed antidepressants
…He is currently on suicide watch.
…He heard voices telling him what to do in the shooting (hallucinating).
…He was adopted along with his brother and it appears he was possibly suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or had been exposed to drugs in the womb.
…He was depressed and in therapy after his mother’s sudden death from the flu in November…
According to the judge in the hearing on the Division of Family Services record held on Monday after the shooting on Valentine’s Day this young man was being medicated for depression , autism , and ADHD . It appears this young shooter had been drugged with these drugs for years and most likely either got an increase in dose in November when his mother died or went off the drugs cold turkey because his mother was not there to force him to take his pills. either way the same resulting scenario could be expected because the FDA has warned that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant, whether increasing or decreasing the dose can produce suicide, hostility, or psychosis. And here is neurologist, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, of CNN confirming that warning…
This was the same scenario with Eric Harris at Columbine. His dose of antidepressant was increased just two months before the shooting even though when first given one of these drugs (Zoloft) within 3 weeks Eric was reporting that he was having homicidal ideation (a listed side effect which is an obsession with killing). So they gave him a different SSRI antidepressant! Why doctors seem to think that they are going to achieve a different outcome if they spell the name of a drug differently even though they work exactly the same is beyond me!
“The 19-year-old who is accused of killing 17 people and injuring dozens more when he opened fire on a South Florida high school Wednesday afternoon told investigators that he heard voices in his head, giving him instructions on what to do to conduct the attack, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
“The voices were described as “demons” by law enforcement sources.
“Those who knew suspect Nikolas Cruz described him as a troubled teen who was largely alone in the world. An attorney for the family who had taken Cruz in after his adoptive mother died said he was “depressed” following her death but had been going to therapy, while a student who participated in Junior ROTC with Cruz described him as a “psycho” who was enthusiastic about weapons.”
Family reported he has been “troubled” for years and was in therapy & thought to be on medication. Both parents are dead, his father died when he was four & his mother died suddenly in November of the flu…
“A relative said Cruz, who was adopted at birth along with his biological younger brother by an older couple, has had a hard few years. His father died when Cruz was much younger and his mother died last year, she said.
“I know he did have some issues, and he may have been taking medication,” said Cruz’s aunt, Barbara Kumbatovich, whose sister died in November. “He did have some kind of emotional difficulties.”
He had obsession with guns, killed small animals, was on medication according to his aunt.
“Roger Cruz died over a decade ago and Lynda struggled with the boys, said Barbara Kumbatovich, a former sister-in-law. “She did the best she could. “They were adopted and had some emotional issues,” she said.
“Kumbatovich said she believed Nikolas Cruz was on medication to deal with his emotional fragility. “She was struggling with Nikolas the last couple years,” she said.
“After his mother died, Cruz moved in with a friend, whose family in Broward took him in and even gave him own bedroom. He worked at a dollar store and went to a school for at-risk youth, said Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis, who is representing the family.
“Cruz had his AR-15, but the family asked that gun remain locked up in a cabinet, Lewis said. On Wednesday morning, Cruz slept in and gave only a cryptic reason why.”
Most of you may have no idea who Del Shannon is because you are too young. But for us older folks we know that next to Elvis, who was also a victim of these prescription drugs, Del was the voice of early Rock and Roll & was loved worldwide! When he was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in 1999 it was said, “It would have been better if this had happened while he was still alive, He sure deserved it!!”
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As an investigative journalist and film director Jonathan has produced several popular films covering innovative & effective approaches to cancer, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease, and heart disease. His work has been featured in international TV broadcast, print media, national news, and radio broadcast. He received the awards, Young Citizen of the Year and International Volunteer of the Year by the Australian government for international humanitarian contributions, which he continues to support. He and his wife, Lori, reside in San Diego, California
If ANYONE would bother to actually read research (Something I have found EXTREMELY rare among physicians who generally just rely on drug salesmen to share info with them on new drugs!) they would find that the serotonin hypothesis in depression, anxiety, etc. is completely and totally backwards.
According to the pre-existing research on serotonin, long before these drugs were ever introduced to the market, serotonin is NOT low in depression, anxiety, ect. But in fact serotonin is actually elevated with all of these.
Serotonin Reuptake is Low!
What is low in depression is one’s ability to metabolize serotonin or serotonin reuptake – exactly what antidepressants are designed to impair! This is why they are called Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. They inhibit the reuptake (metabolism) of serotonin! They should therefore, CAUSE everything the marketing of these drugs tells us they will cure. And patient experience over the past 30 years since these drugs were introduced proves that to be true!
If anyone is interested in reading that research I gathered all of that to include along with the experiences patients were reporting as a result of using these SSRI antidepressants in my book on the SSRIs & SNRIs (which also inludes the new atypical antipsychotic drugs and any others working on serotonin reuptake such as Wellbutrin, Lyrica, Gabapentin, all the Atipycal Antipsychotics, etc.) in my book, “Prozac Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare!” there are 21 pages in small print of references to medical research in the back of the book to support everything said here. In fact the same material has been successfully used in court cases against these drugs. In fact serotonin is what LSD and PCP mimic in order to produce hallucinations/psychosis so as serotonin increases to higher and higher levels psychosis should be the expected end result along with this long list I shared with the FDA in the testimony below: migraines, hot flashes, pains around the heart, difficulty breathing, a worsening of bronchial complaints, tension and anxiety which appear from out of nowhere, depression, suicide – especially very violent suicide, hostility, violent crime, arson, substance abuse, psychosis, mania, organic brain disease, autism, anorexia, reckless driving, Alzheimer’s, impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment, and argumentative behavior.
Warning: Even though this information may be shocking to learn if you or a loved one is on one of these medications, whatever you do NEVER make abrupt changes in the dose of any of these drugs or come off them rapidly!!! If you do so the FDA has now warned those abrupt changes can cause suicide, hostility or psychosis. Sadly most need years to come off safely. You can learn here on our website how and why the brain needs such a gradual withdrawal process. And if you click “store” you can find my hour and a half long MP3 on safe withdrawal for only $4.95 which can be downloaded instantly with more information on serotonin than you will get in any one book I know of except for mine above.
FDA heard this in 2004
Here I am explaining to the FDA clear back in 2004 that incorrect serotonin hypothesis & what we should expect to see in our society as a result of the widespread use of these drugs:
I am Ann Blake-Tracy, head of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness. I am the author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare and have testified in court cases involving antidepressants for 12 1/2 years. The last 15 years of my life have been devoted full time to researching and writing about SSRI antidepressants.
Research on serotonin has been clear from the very beginning that the most damaging thing that could be done to the serotonin system would be to impair one?s ability to metabolize serotonin. Yet that is exactly how SSRI antidepressants exert their effects.
For decades research has shown that impairing serotonin metabolism will produce migraines, hot flashes, pains around the heart, difficulty breathing, a worsening of bronchial complaints, tension and anxiety which appear from out of nowhere, depression, suicide – especially very violent suicide, hostility, violent crime, arson, substance abuse, psychosis, mania, organic brain disease, autism, anorexia, reckless driving, Alzheimer’s, impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment, and argumentative behavior.
How anyone ever thought it would be “therapeutic” to chemically induce these reactions is beyond me. Yet, these reactions are exactly what we have witnessed in our society over the past decade and a half as a result of the widespread use of these drugs.
In fact we even have a whole new vocabulary as a result with terms such as “road rage,” “suicide by cop,” “murder/suicide,” “going postal,” “false memory syndrome,” “school shooting,” “bi-polar” – every third person you meet anymore – along with the skyrocketing rates of antidepressant-induced diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Can you remember two decades ago when depressed people used to slip away quietly to kill themselves rather than killing everyone around them and then themselves as they do while taking SSRI antidepressants?
A study out of the University of Southern California in 1996 looked at a group of mutant mice in an experiment that had gone terribly wrong. These genetically engineered mice were the most violent creatures they had ever witnessed. They were born lacking the MAO-A enzyme which metabolizes serotonin. As a result their brains were awash in serotonin. This excess serotonin is what the researchers determined was the cause for this extreme violence. Antidepressants produce the same end result as they inhibit the metabolism of serotonin.
These are extremely dangerous drugs that should be banned as similar drugs have been banned in the past.
As a society we once thought LSD and PCP to be miracle medications with large margins of safety in humans. We have never seen drugs so similar to LSD and PCP as these SSRI antidepressants. All of these drugs produce dreaming during periods of wakefulness. It is believed that the high serotonin levels over stimulate the brain stem leading to a lack of muscle paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. The world witnessed that clearly in the Zoloft-induced murder-suicide of comedian Phil Hartman and his wife, Brynn.
Connecticut witnessed the Prozac-induced case of Kelly Silk several years ago. This young mother attacked her family with a knife, then set the house on fire killing all but her 8 year old daughter who ran to the neighbors. As she stood bleeding and screaming for help she explained, “Help! My mommy is having a nightmare!”
Out of the mouths of babes we will understand these nightmares for what they are. She understood that this was something her mother would do ONLY in a nightmare, never in reality.
This is known as a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. In the past it was known mainly as a drug withdrawal state, but the largest sleep facility in the country has reported that 86% of the cases they are diagnosing are patients on antidepressants.
Because this was known in the past as a condition manifesting mainly in drug withdrawal you should see how dangerous the withdrawal state from these drugs will prove to be. That is why it is so critical to make sure patients are weaned EXTREMELY slowly so as to avoid ANY chance of going into a withdrawal state.