This battle for truth about antidepressants began for me the end of 1989/ beginning of 1990. My first booklet, “The Prozac Pandora,” came out in 1991 just before the September 1991 FDA hearing on Prozac.
In those early days I somehow ended up as kind of a mix between historian & librarian for our unofficial anti-antidepressant group. I saw early on how important it was to be documenting what was happening as a result of Prozac, then Zoloft and Paxil, etc, etc, adnauseam. So I began gathering everything and as a result we have an extensive amount of media that no other group has on these drugs.
For years we were the only group working to raise awareness of the dangers of antidepressants. Back then there was actually media coverage on the drugs until about 1997 when they made it legal for pharmaceutical companies to advertise their medications. It was after that that the negative media reports began to disappear. You can find much of those media reports, testimony from victims being given before the FDA during the 1991 FDA hearing, the February & September 2004 FDA hearings & the 2006 FDA hearing on SSRI antidepressants already posted on our YouTube channel. There is still much much more to come as soon as we get help to do the editing and posting of all those videos & audio.
So I am encouraging all of you to go there & subscribe & share those videos as often as you can to help push the channel up in the search engines so that it will be easier for someone suffering from the adverse effects of antidepressants to find the answers they need as to what is happening to them before it is too late for them.
I also feel that it is very important for all of you to know what has already been accomplished and what we know about the birth and development of these SSRI and SNRI antidepressants so that we can better understand what needs to be done next in order to put an end to this Serotonin Nightmare we all suffer.
The Christopher Pittman Case
FInd just one example posted below of an earlier tragedy, mentioned in the title of this post, which CBS’s 48 Hours did a special on covering the case of a 12 year old boy who shot the two people he loved the most in the world, his grandparents, & then burned their home down with them in it and fled in their truck.
I was in touch with a good friend of the grandparents, the local coroner, until his passing a few years ago. He was totally convinced it was the Paxil & Zoloft that led Chris to do what he did. This was very obviously a case of an antidepressant-induced REm Sleep Disorder but how could a 12 year old know that when most doctors do not?
In answer to the question someone just asked about this case posted on our YouTube channel….”Why wasn’t Chris living with his father in Florida?”…
I replied, “That is explained in the video. His mother who had abandoned him as a baby came back home & then left the family again after a very short time causing him to be depressed.
“For years in Florida, & now worldwide, the first answer for what would be a normal reaction to this situation was a prescription for an antidepressant. So Chris was started on Paxil. All antidepressants CAUSE argumentative behavior, as if that is not already bad enough when kids begin going into puberty. So Chris wanted to go be with his most favorite people in the world – his paternal grand-parents in SC. The biggest problem with that is that the doctor in SC, rather than recognizing the serious adverse reactions he was having from Paxil & weaning him off the antidepressant, switched him to another one which works the exact same way even though it was spelled differently. The FDA warned in 2005 that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant, whether increasing or decreasing the dose, can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. Chris had just had Paxil ABRUPTLY discontinued and Zoloft ABRUPTLY started at least doubling Chris’s chances of suicide, hostility or psychosis.
I was a guest on “Court TV” when they covered Chris’s case. They covered two other cases going on at the same time – a 16 year old girl in Idaho & a 16 year old boy in NM. Both had shot & killed their families & both were on Zoloft. As they related these three cases back to back with such similar outcomes they were so shocked by it all that on the air they spontaneously said out loud, “What is it with Zoloft and kids?!”
Clearly when one looks at how rare it is to find a school shooter who is NOT taking an antidepressant, the whole world needs to be asking that same question!!