Skip to comments.Teenager Bludgeoned His Father To Death After GP Prescribed Him Prozac
Posted on 02/07/2009 11:34:08 AM PST by Steelfish
Teenager bludgeoned his father to death after GP prescribed him Prozac
By ANDREW LEVY 06th February 2009.
Edward Belben bludgeoned his father to death and attempted to murder his mother
A teenager bludgeoned his father to death with a hammer and crowbar weeks after a GP prescribed him the controversial anti-depressant Prozac.
Edward Belben, 15, battered his father Gary at least 30 times with the weapons before plunging a knife into his head.
He then attacked his mother, Tanya, 43, with the bloody crowbar and stabbed her in the face with some scissors before she managed to escape.
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This unfortunately not uncommon. Prozac specifically has some dubious issues associated with it. Including insufficient testing due to the high rates of ‘adverse affects’ on the participants. One test had to be stopped due to suicides caused by the drug, that is vastly over prescribed IMO.
The fact that a kid messed up enough to murder his own father was prescriped psychotropic medications seems really unsurprising.
“This unfortunately not uncommon. Prozac specifically has some dubious issues associated with it. Including insufficient testing due to the high rates of adverse affects on the participants. One test had to be stopped due to suicides caused by the drug, that is vastly over prescribed IMO.”
You are absolutely RIGHT.
Prozac in particular has WARNINGS in the packaging about this kind of thing. My beighbor across the street who was prescribed to take it - read through it, showed me and I told her THROW THAT CRAP OUT! She did. She was simply going through a bad time and need HUMAN CONTACT not CHEMICALS for comfort.
Cyanide might have been a better prescription.
Yeah, I’m sure the crack and the meth he was taking had nothing to do with it.
Yeah, I have to agree. He was no doubt looney before he took the Prozac, as are a lot of people who take Prozac. The causation is reversed. He’s taking Prozac because he’s looney, not the other way around. All you can say is that the Prozac did not help.
So? Don't you think troubled kids might seem troubled to other people long before school shootings?
Do a little bit of reading on the topic. You might find your sarcasm unwarranted. /eyes rolling back
Sounds like it cured the depression, tho// rolling eyes.
You can’t even say that...maybe he stopped taking the meds.
Many of them were already in "anger management" programs on top of the SSRIs. The Columbine shooters were outwardly engaged in the "goth" lifestyle. In their private world, they were simmering in music that promotes killing.
Is there some reason you are so quick to give these social misfits a pass? The "troubled kids" often have a significant criminal rap sheet. Frankly, I object to having them wandering free in civilized society.
All SSRIs are dangerous.
I'm not sure why you think I'm giving anyone a pass. I'm just not one rushing to blame medicine for this.
I don't have a problem fixing blame where it belongs. SSRIs are dangerous and doctors freely hand them out like candy. Law enforcement, social workers and lawyers make every effort to keep the drug addled criminals on the street. It keeps all of them employed.
Exactly. But if the kid was smart, he now has an airtight defense and will get away with murder. If you want to kill someone, just get a prescription for prozac or something similar prior to committing the act, and let the drug company take the fall.
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