Read about the case of Joshua Berkheimer
NEWS FOR SSRI OFFENDERS
"Debbie didn't like Darren being on so many medications. He turned into a
“zombie,” she said, and
started acting oddly - jumping off the garage and trying to light a fire in his
baby sister's room. She wasn't the only one who didn't like the drugs."
"One night when tucking him in, Darren
pleaded not to make him take the pills."
“He said, ‘Mom,
please don't make me take this medicine anymore. I don't like how it makes me
feel,'” Debbie recalled. “My heart just broke.”"
Kurt Danysh to police:
"I was on Prozac...it's supposed to
calm me down and like level me out, but since I got on it, when
something bothers me, it bothers me to [the] extreme...I just act
differently. I don't have the energy or personality I used to. I spend
half the time in a trance."
"I didn't even
realize I did it, until after it was done, and then I realized it."
"This might sound weird, but it felt like something else, like
I had no control [over] what I was
like I was left there just holding a gun."
"It felt like someone else shot him."
The Truth About SSRI's
SSRI antidepressants (Prozac,
Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox, Celexa and Lexapro) were originally advertised as
miracle drugs with few side effects. This has been proven to be untrue.
On March 22, 2004 the FDA warned that SSRIs
may cause anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability,
hostility, impulsiveness, akathisia (extreme restlessness), hypomania
In 2004 the FDA issued a
so-called Black Box Warning
for all SSRIs. This kind of warning is one step below a ban. It's
reserved for drugs which can result in death. The warning indicates that
the drugs increase suicidal thinking and suicidal behavior.
The FDA's Advisory Event Reporting System reports 70
cases of murder linked to Prozac.
On January 1, 2005 the British Medical Journal
quoted the original FDA reviewer of Prozac as stating, "I do agree now
that those stimulatory side effects, especially in regard to suicidal
ideation and homicidal ideation are worse than I thought at the time
that I reviewed the drug."
SSRIs are similar to cocaine in
their effects on the brain chemical serotonin. SSRIs are known to
trigger manic episodes in bi-polar patients.
Sadly, many incidents of
violence and/or suicide have been linked to adolescents taking
- Eric Harris, the triggerman in the Columbine
school shootings, killed his fellow students and took his own life
while taking Luvox.
year-old Chris Fetters killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
year-old Christopher Pittman murdered both his grandparents while
year-old Mathew Miller hung himself in his bedroom closet after
taking Zoloft for 6 days.
year-old Jarred Viktor stabbed his grandmother 61 times after 5 days
- This are just a few examples of antidepressant
violence. The list goes on and on...
year old Kip Kinkel (Prozac and RITALIN) shot his parents while they
slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and
injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
Luke Woodham aged 16
(Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six
Boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 who in seizure activity from
Zoloft had a stand off at the school.
Michael Carneal (Ritalin) a 14-year-old
opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah,
Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded, one of
whom was paralyzed.
Young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up
his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering
Andrew Golden, aged 11,
(Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14,
(Ritalin) shot 15 people killing four students, one teacher, and
wounding 10 others.
TJ Solomon, aged 15,
(Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and
wounded six of his class mates.
Rod Mathews, aged 14,
(Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
James Wilson, aged 19,
(Psychiatric Drugs - various) Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22
caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and
wounding seven other children and two teachers.
Elizabeth Bush aged 13
(Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) - school shooting in El Cajon,
Another boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) had a stand off at the school.
Jarred Viktor aged 15
(Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
Chris Shanahan aged 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a
Eric Harris aged 17 (Zoloft then Luvox)
and Dylan Klebold aged 18 in Colombine school shooting in Littleton,
Colorado, killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and injured 23 others,
before killing themselves.
Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents
as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher
knife and mechanic's file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister
Neal Furrow, (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been
court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
Cory Baadesgaard (Paxil then 300 mgs Effexor) in Matawa, WA school
shooting. This was not long after being taken off Paxil cold turkey and
changed over to Effexor.
Shawn Cooper of Notus, aged
15 (SSRI and
Ritalin) took a 12 gauge shot gun to school and started firing, injuring
one student and holding the school hostage for about 20 mins.
There have been further similar cases of children and teenagers involved
in homicides while on prescription psychotropic drugs, though the book
was already published by that time:
Jeff Weise, 16,
(PROZAC) Minnesota School Shootings March 2005, killed his Grandfather
and Grandmother, then went on a rampage at the school killing a teacher,
a security officer, 5 students (and wounding 7 others, 2 critically),
before exchanging gunfire with police and then shooting himself.
Christopher Pittman, aged
then Zoloft). Known amongst family as 'pop-pops shadow', he had always
been very close to his grandfather. Shortly after being prescribed
Zoloft he shot both his grandparents dead and burned the house down.
...and the list goes on...
What relationship does homicidality have with prescription mind altering
Could it be drug companies behaving like the three below?
http://www.socialaudit.org.uk/58096-DH to WARK.htm
Extract of correspondence from Professor David Healy to the UK drug
regulatory body, the MHRA.
"...Reports on these [clinical] trials list patients who have committed
suicide, and list those patients as being of a certain age and as having
committed suicide at a certain point during the trial, when the patient
in question has a very different age and the event in question happened
at a completely different point during the trial".
"Miscoding of suicidal act as emotional liability."
" Lilly have resorted to treatment non-response and a range of other
headings to code what happened." [re coding/mislabeling suicidal acts
happening on clinical trials]
"...records on Prozac, Seroxat/Paxil and Lustral/Zoloft, you will find
cases of homicidality coded as nausea for instance."
"Discontinuation of patients from studies for primary adverse effects
such as nausea when in fact there has been a suicidal act;"
"But it is also worth adding specifically that this has been a feature
of all trials of Zoloft/Lustral, Seroxat/Paxil and Prozac throughout, as
far as I can make out..."