“And I’m talking to him and telling him, ‘I’m sorry you’re feeling like this, but can you just talk to me?'” But he refused.
Delacruz said that Tello stood up and looked at himself in the mirror before reaching under the mattress and pulling out a gun.
Tello turned from the mirror, cocked his gun, and pointed it at her.
“You’re not going to shoot my baby,” she told him. But before she could push him away, the gun went off…
“Then I turn around and I see my son,” she continued. “My son is on the floor and he’s turning blue.”
Both of these cases are classic antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) cases which I discuss extensively in my book on these drugs. It was not until a 2003 New York Times article that I learned of Dr. Carlos Schenck’s work in documenting the link we had discussed in 1992 between the SSRI antidepressants and RBD which I was seeing so often in these cases. I learned in the article that Dr. Schenck had gone back through his records and found that about 45% of the patients his sleep disorder clinic had diagnosed with RBD were on antidepressants.
Those results were high enough that he felt they should investigate that link further and launched a study to address the link directly. What they found in the study was an astounding 86% of the patients diagnosed with this most deadly of sleep disorders where you act out nightmares in a sleep state were taking antidepressants (80% on SSRIs & 6% on the tricyclic antidepressants)!
This should not only be a Black Box Warning on these drugs but should also be headline news worldwide! And yet it has now been over a quarter of a century since I first sounded the warning in my book about this most deadly side effect and testified to the FDA about it in 2004. All while we still wait for any warning to patients or an unsuspecting public who could be put in danger at any time like these two families have been!
And we still wait for research to be done on how often this is found in abrupt or rapid withdrawal from these drugs since it has LONG been known as an a drug withdrawal state! If Dr. Schenck found 86% of the cases involve those taking an antidepressant, just how high can it be expected in withdrawal from these drugs? The question the whole world deserves an answer to!!!
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