ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING???:
From the article below you will see that we are now hearing that Adam Lanza’s toxicology has been released and was clear for any alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication.
After tracking school shootings for two decades I will say DON’T believe it!!! Why? Take a look at this list again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFoivbZH1o&feature=youtu.be
… and here is the direct link to this list where you can read more on each individual case: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings
WITHDRAWAL: The report has no mention of withdrawal or the fact that the FDA has warned that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis – all of which we witnessed on 12-14-12 in Newtown, CT. Thus, rather than dismissing the possibility of one of these drugs being involved it should open up even more questions about medical records that have not been disclosed.
NOT THE NORM: As you can see it is not the norm for a school shooter NOT to be on an antidepressant which is why I have learned to continue asking questions until all questions are answered.
TOXICOLOGY TESTING: What you need to know about toxicology tests is that they do not have tests for many newer medications. It takes some time for them to be developed. For instance when working with the family of the Amish school shooter in Lancaster, PA area we found that if we did not know WHICH medication we wanted them to look for that they could not test for it. His mother and I had wondered if someone at work or a friend might have shared with him something they felt had worked for them. (Happens all the time! Or they will even slip something into someone’s drink feeling they are helping them.) But with us having no way of knowing which of all the medications that might be they could not test him for an antidepressant.
GOOD INDICATION FOR TOXICOLOGY: Yet we had good reason to test for an antidepresant in that case. You see 85 year old Sarah Glick (who lost a relative in the shooting) owned a health store there and Sarah has long been a dear friend who greatly admires my work and has had me come and lecture there several times. Sarah called to let me know that the shooter had recently sent word that he wanted to come and try something natural for his depression “since nothing else had worked.” Well obviously anything else he had tried would not have been natural if he was wanting to come and try something natural after using whatever it was he had used previously.
PATIENCE: If there is one thing I have learned from these cases over the past two decades it is that someone somewhere knows the truth and sooner or later it will surface if you wait. I have learned patience. In one case it took over a decade to get the truth but thanks to one of our directors with the International Coalition for Drug Awareness we did. And no, that case is not yet on the list you see, nor are at least three other documented school shooting incidents which are missing from this list because I have not yet had a chance to add them due to so many new cases of antidepressant-induced violence coming in non-stop.
WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants we always recommend that you also give reference to the 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 we 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!”