Patrick Purdy went on a schoolyard shooting rampage in Stockton, Calif.,he had been on Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, as well as the antipsychotic drug Thorazine.
Kip Kinkel, 15, murdered his parents in 1998 and the next day went to his school, Thurston High in Springfield, Ore., and opened fire on his classmates, killing two and wounding 22 others.... He had been prescribed both Prozac and Ritalin.
ETC, ETC, ETC.....
TV commercials for drugs seem to spend most of their air time talking about negative side effects. Why not so for these brain-altering chemicals?
(I’m going to guess they’re paying big bucks into the feds).
What’s the bottom line on the guns. He used an AR-15 He didn’t use an AR-15. What did he use right after the shooting it was reported that the AR was found locked in the trunk of his car. Now not a word about how it all happened. Do we have to wait until Obama bans everything including slingshots to find out.
ALSO, why are so many of these kids depressed in the first place? Could it be the collapse of values by their parents’ generation?
Schizophrenia is like that ~ doesn’t matter what medication you give them. What they treat are symptoms ~ you might like to read what Mayo Clinic has to say ~ see: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/schizophrenia/DS00196/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
These kids are sociopaths. There is no viable therapy or cure.
Schizophrenia is also controlled by genetics. This is a piece that says there’s a close relationship between AUTISM and Schizophrenia ~ you might like to read this too ~ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121111153933.htm no doubt we will have a test for the condition soon. If you don’t trust them try reading the source: http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v15/n12/full/nn.3261.html Adam Lanza did not benefit from any of this research ~ a number of folks with these sorts of conditions read everything published about the ~ maybe Adam read this and he realized his situation was hopeless ~ at this time.
Another problem is misdiagnosis. I know a guy who took antidepressants for years with little relief. Recently, it was discovered he was actually bipolar, not just depressed. He was being treated for only one symptom.
Just don’t forget that whole correlation/causation thing. Just because someone was taking medication does not inherently mean the medication was the cause of his actions.
After all, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people who are nuts are medicated. But only a tiny percentage take such actions.
I am wondering, because my legal knowledge is limited, if a lawsuit could be brought against the psychologist handling Adam Lansa’s therapy. Seems to me there would be a malpractice lawsuit if the drug therapy was inappropriate. Also, who gave Adam the information that he was going to be institutionalized? That was, it seems to me, the triggering information that started the killing spree.
Those “assult weapons” weapons used today in combat( excepting 50 cal) we don’t even use for hunting excepting small game. Calling one shot per trigger pull “assult weapons” is a joke because it takes several rounds to drop a target no matter what the gun design looks like.
There was decision made in using the smaller caliber going from 30 to an automatic 22.3 and that was to clog the aid stations with wounded and not killed. Because it ties up more personell servicing the wounded in combat than those KIA.
So what are you suggesting?
That medication kept these perps just sane enough to plan an atrocity?
Should we withhold treatment so they go stark-raving mad instead?
I am thankful for drugs that prevent full-blown psychosis. There is no reason to think that these murderers would have been any less dangerous unmedicated. Rather, they might well have just acted sooner.
This reporter is either a WND demagogue or an idiot. Anybody who has ever dealt with HIPPA knows that there is absolutely no way any healthcare provider who wanted to stay licensed would willingly disclose that information.
you need to watch this video:
That there is an ongoing “spiritual warfare” going on between Heaven vs. Hell and when there are mass shootings it is made visable.
It’s only logical to assume also that he may have gone off his anti-psychotic drugs, resulting in his actions.
Remember we have been dealing here with demonic controled persons.
Do we really know or have we just been told what he used?