“Johnson was prescribed a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant and anti-anxiety and sleep medication, and a nurse offered him tips on managing anger, records show.
He also saw a psychiatrist and was further evaluated for his PTSD symptoms in September of that year, but the physician noted that his mood was “better.”
When providers called Johnson in October 2014, he requested to put off further assessment for PTSD…”
The AP has just run an article discussing the medical records recently released on Micah Johnson, the Dallas Police shooter who just over a month ago on July 7 targeted and killed five Dallas Police officers before being killed. Important excerpts from that article follow below. Let me point out that Micah Johnson did not see heavy combat in Afganistan, but he returned as so many are with symptoms of PTSD which antidepressants do produce. See our Facebook group: Antidepressant-Induced PTSD https://www.facebook.com/groups/747436358727114/
If you will recall from the following 2010 report we learned that one out of six soldiers in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict are reportedly being prescribed antidepressants even though the majority are still in the age group of under 25 who are cautioned that doing so will increase the rate of suicidal ideation. https://www.drugawareness.org/ssris-soldiers-one-of-six-prescribed-ssris-iraqafghanistan/
“Upon his return to the U.S. nine months later, Johnson told doctors he was experiencing panic attacks a few times a week, including once while at Wal-Mart, where there was an unspecified conflict that required a police response, the records said.
“Veteran states hearing all the noises, fights and police intervening caused him to have palpitations, ‘My heart felt like someone was pinching it while it was beating fast,'” the records state. Johnson said he began shaking, felt short of breath and got chills following the Wal-Mart incident.
“….he had lower back pain and was avoiding “crowds of people and when in the public, scanning the area for danger, noting all the exits, watching everyone’s actions.”
“I feel like I can’t trust all of these strangers around me,” Johnson told his doctor, who noted that he had taken to drinking since his return to Dallas, consuming three to four shots of vodka up to three times a week. “It’s hard for me to be around other people and I am so angry and irritable.”
ANTIDEPRESSANTS SHOULD NOT BE MIXED BUT THE VA OFTEN ADDS TRAZADONE, ANOTHER ANTIDEPRESSANT, AS SLEEP AID
TRAZADONE-INDUCED NAVY YARD SHOOTING
Details on this case can be found here: https://www.drugawareness.org/antidepressant-evidence-13-dead-in-washington-dc-naval-yard-shooting/
We also know that what the VA so often gives for sleep is an antidepressant thereby mixing two antidepressants together which should not be given together due to the strong potential of Serotonin Syndrome. One major example would be the case of the Navy Yard Shooter in 2013 who shot and killed 13 after being given Trazadone for sleep: (Please see our Facebook group Trazadone Should Be Illegal https://www.facebook.com/groups/777480962365643/)
We all know that once you are started on medications at the VA they just continue with little followup and we all know how extremely difficult it is to get off these medications once they are started. Add to that the fact that Micah Johnson was being treated by the VA North Texas Health Care System, the second largest VA health care system in the country.
From the article we learn, “In May 2014, new patients seeking mental health care at the Dallas VA faced a 50-day average wait, then the 10th longest in the nation.
“The mother of Gavin Long, the former Marine and Iraq war veteran who killed three law enforcement officers July 17 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, told PBS’ Tavis Smiley that her son had post-traumatic stress disorder and unsuccessfully sought the VA’s help.”
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765688995/Soldier-who-killed-5-Dallas-officers-showed-PTSD-symptoms.html
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: CALMING AGENTS OR DEADLY DRUGS? – www.SSRIstories.NET
SSRIstories.NET is a database of the cases our group at the International Coalition for Drug Awareness has gathered over the past 2 1/2 decades, including nearly every school shooter and mass shooter in the country. The question remains in all of these cases as to the level of consciousness of the perpetrator – something that is never tested in the court cases and should be. (Tragically in this case that is no longer an option.) Testing is still back in the dark ages with blood levels of drugs rather than brain waves which will detect the level of consciousness and therefore culpability. These are drugs that accumulate in brain tissue at an alarming rate. Testing the blood tells us nothing about the level of toxicity.
HOW CAN THESE DRUGS CAUSE EVEN LOVING FATHERS OR MOTHERS TO KILL THOSE WHO MEAN THE MOST TO THEM IN LIFE?
Tragically the answer is simple. Antidepressants strongly impair sleep producing a disorder known as a REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) where you act out nightmares in a sleep state. And who gets hurt in your nightmares if not those you care about the most? Of those being diagnosed with RBD 86% are taking an antidepressant and 80% of them hurt themselves or someone else. It has long been know that this includes both murder and suicide as a result. RBD was known basically as a drug withdrawal state before the SSRI antidepressants hit the market. So having someone withdraw slowly enough to avoid serious withdrawal is key in prevention.
Take the case of Andrea Yates, also a nurse, and the third nurse in a three month period to go to court for killing her children – all while on antidepressants. The other two nurses were married to doctors. Just the day before Andrea drowned all five of her children she had two huge dosage changes in her antidepressants (which the FDA warns can produced suicide, hostility, and/or psychosis) so she was on two antidepressants, both at maximum dose when she drowned her children. Rusty Yates will tell you in a heartbeat that losing her children was Andrea’s very worst nightmare. She had even quit her nursing career so she could spend more time with them. (Also during Andrea’s second trial a female doctor in Illinois on one of the antidepressants Andrea was taking stabbed her two sons.)
DREAM OR REALITY???? THIS DEADLY SLEEP DISORDER IS PRODUCED BY ANTIDEPRESSANTS &
KNOWN TO INCLUDE BOTH MURDER AND SUICIDE
What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.
This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.
EXCESS SEROTONIN PRODUCES EXTREME VIOLENCE
What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin has long been known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. Yet this is exactly what we are told is how antidepressants produce what we are told is their “therapeutic” or beneficial effect in ridding one of depression and anxiety! See this study out of the Southern California:
08/11/1996 – Mutant Mice May Hold Key To Human Violence – An Excess Of Serotonin, A Chemical That Helps Regulate Mood And Mental Health, Causes Mayhem
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
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: 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 in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)