The irony of this all is that those that take certain medications as prescribed are actually improving any health issues that they may have and would be less likely to do something crazy. In NY you can’t force a mentally ill, schizophrenic, psychotic individual to take any medication by law. But these people can go out and buy illegal guns to kill you with. But if you’ve had some concentration or anxiety issues and are perfectly harmless but did the right thing and treated it, your guns can be taken away.
So I guess the moral of this story is: if you live in NY and suddenly feel the need to go postal, don’t seek treatment if you own a gun. The law will actually encourage gun owners who develop mental illness to not seek treatment.
Exactly, and the people that have shot places up that were taking AD’s MSRI’s or SSRI’s may have been improperly diagnosed, or are not being treated correctly. Or they are just psycho scumbags to begin with.
People like me should not be thrown into that category. I take effexor, because it actually DOES work for me. I have a much easier time controlling my mood swings while taking it, it’s a wonderful drug, and it has helped me a lot.