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Old 01-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Forbes article linking antidepressants and murderous violence taken down

This Forbes article connecting anti-depressants to crazed shooters was immediately taken down. Why?

Psychiatric Drugs, Not A Lack Of Gun Control, Are The Common Denominator In Murderous Violence - Forbes

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/lawrence...rous-violence/
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Some quotes

"There is a large body of scientific research establishing a connection between violence and suicide and the use of psychotropic drugs in some cases. This research, which has been published in peer reviewed publications such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and The Journal of Forensic Science, has shown, among other things, that: certain drugs can induce mania (a psychosis which can produce bizarre, grandiose and highly elaborated destructive plans, including mass murder);. . .and certain drugs can produce an acute psychotic reaction in an individual not previously psychotic."

"One of the things in the past that we’ve known about depression is that it very, very rarely leads to violence. It’s only been since the advent of these new SSRI drugs that we’ve had murderers even mass murders taking these antidepressant drugs.”


"Why is the government still suppressing information about the shooters’ psychiatric drug use at Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech?

Why is the government turning America into a police state in the name of protecting us against nonexistent “reefer madness” while it turns a blind eye to the real, deadly med madness created by psychiatric drugs and the uncontrollable violent rages they produce in some people?"
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I don't necessarily think the gov is trying to turn America into a "police state". Something along the likes of "Pharmaceutical companies are trying to suppress the fact that SSRI's are a common denominator because evidence suggesting that your drug turns depressed people into spree killers is inherently bad for business, not to mention, its hard to sell drugs to somebody who just went out Kurt Cobain style after shooting up a mall" that line of reasoning is a bit easier to swallow.
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SSRI's cause all sorts of difficult behavior. What it comes down to is that it gives that person a case of the screwits. Don't want to do something? Screw it. Wanna do something, but the consequences are bad? Screw it. Do it anyway.

Sometimes it happens on a small scale. My has been on and off SSRIs. She has always been something of a health and nutrition freak, but she used to get these tubs of cotton candy and eat the whole thing in a sitting. She wanted it, so she just said screwit and ate it. Now that she is off the medicine, she eats two bites and says "this crap is gonna kill me and my teeth, that's enough." and stops.

I've seen SSRI's also linked to infidelity in relationships and haphazardly quitting jobs and such. They say "this girl is hot and wants me. I have a wife but screwit who cares."

Cool story, I know, but it illustrates the mindset that often occurs with SSRIs. Obviously some people are affected differently, but there's no real way to know how it will affect a person until they take them, and it's obvious that it has a profound and lasting effect on someone's behavior.
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why the @#$% does this #^%#ing thing keep double posting?!?!
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I don't necessarily think the gov is trying to turn America into a "police state". Something along the likes of "Pharmaceutical companies are trying to suppress the fact that SSRI's are a common denominator because evidence suggesting that your drug turns depressed people into spree killers is inherently bad for business, not to mention, its hard to sell drugs to somebody who just went out Kurt Cobain style after shooting up a mall" that line of reasoning is a bit easier to swallow.
Yeah I'm going to go with that. The pharma companies pump a whole lot of cashola into DC.
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I haven't seen an explanation from Forbes as to why it was taken down.
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Well forbes does often have multiple full page ads for drugs in their magazine.
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^^^ this.
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