Since it seems from the feedback we received after posting Mark and Cheryl Miller’s FDA testimony that many of you were unaware of all the testimonies on our site I thought I would post a few more for you.
This is Corey and his father Jay Baadsgaard from Mattawa, WA. No one gained more media attention at the February 2, 2004 FDA hearing on antidepressants and children than did Jay Baadsgaard, who has now been serving as our Washington Co-Director for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness for many years. In watching their presentation to the FDA you will see why. Jay has one of the deepest and longrange voices I have ever heard. Find the link to their testimony here: http://www.drugawareness.org/corey-baadsgaard-fda-testimony/
And you can find Corey’s story in the following video as to what happened to him when he suffered one of the most deadly adverse reactions to antidepressants known as a REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) where you act out nightmares in a dream state. Corey got up from a short nap, but did not wake up as he took a gun to school under the influence of Paxil and Effexor. He held classmates at gunpoint while he fluctuated between homicidal and suicidal ideation for 45 and to this day has no memory of it. Here is the link to his story Why I Took a Gun to School: http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1
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.
First hand account of a boy who could have been Adam Lanza or Eric Harris…learn the common denominator in 68 school shootings over the past two decades as 16-year-old Corey talks about the day he took a rifle to his high school and held 24 classmates hostage. (Here is a video list of those 68 shootings with list of related medication: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFoivbZH1o&feature=youtu.be )
In order to get a glimpse of what was possibly going on in Adam Lanza’s head on December 14 as he ran into the Sandy Hook school shooting, and finally taking the lives of 27 people, watch this video interview of Corey and his father talking about the day he took a gun to school. As you listen to them describe what happened you will clearly see evidence that Corey experienced the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder so commonly associated with antidepressant use. As of a New York Times report in 2003 we now know that antidepressants were found in 86% of those diagnosed with this most dangerous of all sleep disorders.
On April 10, 2001, almost two years to the day from the Columbine massacre, Corey walked into his honors English class in Eastern Washington state and held 24 classmates hostage by standing there with his gun in his hand for 20 minutes. After about eight months on Paxil for Social Anxiety Disorder his doctor was switching him from the antidepressant Paxil to another antidepressant, Effexor. That morning Corey was not feeling well after having been taken over a three week period to the maximum adult dose of Effexor. So he told his parents he felt he should go back to bed and would head for classes later. That is the last Corey remembers until he woke up and found himself incarcerated in juvenile detention…learn from Corey and his father what happened that day in an interview from video clips of the Gary Null movie, THE DRUGGING OF OUR CHILDREN.
(See full version of THE DRUGGING OF OUR CHILDREN here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26e5PqrCePk including the interview with Michael Moore in which he says none of the reasons they reviewed in his movie (which includes pointing the finger at guns) Bowling for Columbine make any sense & the only thing that does make sense are these mind altering/behavior altering antidepressants)
What Corey is describing as his experience is called a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder where you act out your nightmares…even including murder. Through the latest medical research we know that 86% of those being diagnosed with this most dangerous sleep disorder are those currently taking an antidepressant! (You can learn more about this REM Sleep Behavior Disorder & see brain wave patterns of a patient experiencing it on Prozac in the book PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? – OUR SEROTONIN NIGHTMARE! Click the picture of the book located at www.drugawareness.org to get your own copy.)
Please share this because it is an insight that no one has ever given firsthand before. And along with it you can also share the following two links:
#1 Our database Rosie Meysenberg & I spent almost 20 years in gathering the cases at www.ssristories.drugawareness.org with 66 school shootings posted there & another three documented and waiting to be posted totaling 69 at this point as we continue to await to hear about the Sandy Hook shooting.
#2 This CNN report from Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the link between antidepressants & school shootings:
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!
The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/
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!”
About the Author: Ann Blake Tracy is the author of PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? –OUR SEROTONIN NIGHTMARE!, and the director of the International Coalition For Drug Awareness [www.drugawareness.org]. She has testified before the FDA and has testified as an expert in legal cases involving serotonergic medications since 1992.
BOOK: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! Anything you ever wanted to know about antidepressants is there along with everything drug companies hope you never find out about these drugs. SAFE WITHDRAWAL CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” on how to safely withdraw from antidepressants & most psychiatric medications is saving lives! Both available at www.drugawareness.org
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