ANTIDEPRESSANT: Andreas Lubitz Sought Treatment for Vision Problems

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Andreas Lubitz

And which drugs produce vision problems even including blindness? Some of the very first reports I had with Prozac were from people becoming legally blind from the drug.

Does anyone remember the Salt Lake Family History Library in 1999 just before Columbine where a good friend of mine was killed in the shooting? The elderly Russian immigrant who did the shooting on his normal every day morning walk had just stopped his antidepressant because he was LOSING HIS EYESIGHT FROM THE DRUG. (Hopefully his son, one of my friends here on Facebook, can say something on this one.)

Vision Affected by Antidepressants

Possible Abrupt Withdrawal?

So was Andreas Lubitz in abrupt withdrawal and will the authorities know the area to check to find that as we had them do in comedian Phil Hartman and his wife, Brynn’s murder/suicide case? Anyone who has followed my work over the past 25 years knows full well 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. I believe one of the main ways in which what they are calling psychosis is produced is via the REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) known to include both murder and suicide in an automated sleep state. We know that 86% of those being diagnosed with this most deadly of sleep disorders is currently taking an antidepressant. Yet in the past RBD has been known as mainly a drug withdrawal effect. So how much higher will the potential for this be in abrupt withdrawal?

His ex-girlfriend reported exactly what one would look for as a sign of RBD when she said that “…. he was tormented and suffered nightmares, waking screaming “We’re going down!” Just as Eric Harris had recurring nightmares of shootings his classmates at Columbine several times before he actually acted it out. Brynn Hartman was writing a screen play about a woman who shoots her husband while he sleeps and in a antidepressant-withdrawal induced RBD episode got up from her sleep and shot her husband while he slept. Not aware of whether it was real or a dream she drove to a friend’s home to ask them to come and tell her if she had really shot Phil or if she was having a nightmare. Patients often report that the dreams or nightmares seem more real than reality.

Lubitz Treated for 18 Months for Depression

But Lufthansa sources revealed yesterday that Lubitz had received psychiatric treatment for 18 months and that although he completed flight training, he was downgraded several times because he was suffering from depression. In 2009, he was reported to have suffered a “serious depressive episode”.

“…police revealed that evidence found at his home suggested he was suffering from a ‘serious psychosomatic illness’. Officers reportedly found a variety of drugs used to treat mental illness at his flat in Dusseldorf, appearing to substantiate claims he was severely depressed….”

His ex-girlfriend reported that his personal problems and erratic behaviour became so severe that she decided to call the relationship off after fearing his increasingly volatile temper.

‘During conversations he’d suddenly throw a tantrum and scream at me,’ she said. ‘I was afraid. He even once locked me in the bathroom for a long time….’

“As well as having been signed off from training with depression in 2008 and suffering a ‘depressive episode’ in 2009, it was reported that Lubitz had continued to receive mental health support right up until this week’s crash.

“The disclosures will raise more questions for Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, as to how he was allowed to fly a passenger jet when he was known to suffer from depression – and to have suffered burnout and mental illness.”

The Evidence Against Antidepressants/Serotonergic Drugs

Why have I been searching for indications of treatment with antidepressants in this tragic plane crash? Because I have already seen so many suicides by plane in the 25 years of gathering cases for our database of cases at www.ssristories.NET. Allow me to share just a few personal reports of antidepressant-induced suicidal and homicidal ideation which will give you a glimpse into the mind of someone who has taken only one or two pills. I will also include links to supporting research data which demonstrates that increasing serotonin via antidepressants produces impulsive murder and suicide – a fact already proven in court in the Tobin vs Glaxo case where four family members died as a result of only two tablets of Paxil.

Vet Becomes Intensely Homicidal and Suicidal

After Two Pills of His Antidepressant

I am a veteran of 15 years. I have seen the disasters from prescription medicines especially the ones we were issued to treat PTSD and other mental illness.

A couple years ago, I agreed to take Zoloft as suggested by my doctor for depression. I had denied it for years.

Within 2 days, I was truly suicidal. I wanted death bad. It wasn’t like normal where I’m so depressed I’d rather be dead. It was more like I wanted death like it was a new Ferrari. I wanted it for everyone. I wanted to get my friends together and lets all die together.

I’ve been confused at how this drug makes you feel this way. I felt why so many commit suicide on these drugs and why its a side effect. I tried to OD but I sucked at it fortunately.

I never touched a pill again.


Detailed Description of Antidepressant-Induced Homicidal Ideation

After Only One Pill

I would like to describe My experience with homicidal ideation after taking Lexapro:

I took the pill, I laid down to sleep, I woke up in hell….8 hours after taking one 10mg Lexapro pill I woke to thoughts of murder and a bizarre desire to repeatedly stab my neighbor to death. I was having a severe adverse reaction to the Lexapro often described as homicidal Ideation, very closely related to Suicidal Ideation, and brought on by elevated serotonin levels. These thoughts and desires lasted for approximately 3 days. Those 3 days after ingesting the SSRI are the only 3 days in my life of 43 years that I have experienced anything remotely similar to this. I have no history of violence.

I wasn’t trying to think about anything, the thoughts just came into my mind. It was as if I was being instructed. The thoughts were graphic and specific. According to the thoughts, using a large kitchen knife, I was to repeatedly and deeply stab and my neighbor until he was dead. I felt an eerie desire to have warm blood all over my body. Later, in my thoughts my dead neighbor would still be alive afterwards and we would laugh together as he bled. I would see images and it was a bit like thinking about a movie I had watched.

These extremely violent thoughts were enmeshed with comforting sensations similar to satisfying hunger and were emerging without any instigation on my part. It didn’t feel like rage, it was more like a strong urge. It was as if I was half dreaming. More accurately, it was like drifting in and out of sleep while allowing the dream to take hold.

When I had these thoughts they scared me so much I would scream and run into my bedroom. After the first day, I wasn’t as scared and just tried to think about anything else. I called my brother and asked him to remove all the guns and knives from my house immediately. I knew the drug had caused a major brain malfunction and I thoroughly believed/feared that if I told anyone I would be locked away and tortured with more brain drugs. I decided to wait and hoped that I might heal or that the drug would leave my system. I drank a lot of water.

The thoughts were in my mind but the thoughts weren’t mine. I didn’t generate those thoughts. I only had these thoughts for 3 days because I discontinued the drug after the first pill. But it seemed so real that I wondered some days if it had already happened and I was remembering it. Then I would see my neighbor and feel relieved. That is how disconnected from reality I was at the time.

This experience gave me deep insight into why some people on SSRI’s might commit the unbelievable acts they do. Mass shootings, baby killings, suicides and all of the bizarre acts in the news are often attributed to insanity or even demon possession.

Which led me to question why the correlation between SSRI’s and violent and bizarre crimes are not being addressed in media reports.


Science: Mutant Mice Hold the Key to Human Violence and Excess of Serotonin

– Exactly What Antidepressants Are Designed to Increase

Very short article on this USC study on serotonin and violence:

REM Sleep Disorder – Boy, 16, Takes a Gun to School

REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) is a condition in which one acts out their worst nightmare in a sleep state and has long been known to include both murder and suicide yet 86% of those being diagnosed with the most deadly of sleep disorders has been shown to currently be taking an antidepressant.

RBD example: Why I Took a Gun to School….Boy & His Father Talk About Their Experience

Database of 5000 cases including school shootings:


Study which used that database as the base for their study:

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Drugs: More Risks Than Benefits

Ann Blake Tracy FDA testimony in Sep 2004:

Ann Blake Tracy FDA testimony in Dec 2006:

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness &
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: And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at 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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