Un point crucial n’est quasiment jamais abordé lors des tueries sanglantes aux USA, l’aspect médical et psychiatrique des assassins de masse qui ont presque tous eu des traitements comme la Ritaline par exemple ou bien d’autres drogues. On sait par exemple que les USA ne prennent pas de soldats ayant pris de la Ritaline dans leur enfance ! Ils ne veulent pas prendre le risque de leur mettre un M16 dans les mains ! Du coup la question doit se poser : est-ce la drogue qui est responsable du carnage (sans oublier la violence des jeux vidéos, cinéma et la société moderne en général) ou bien seulement l’arme ?
Il est évident que le lobbying bigpharmaceutique empêchera ce débat d’avoir lieu mais ne nous empêchera pas de poser la question, car à partir du moment où des voix qui poussent au meurtre – ou au suicide – assaillent la tête de ceux qui en ont pris, il est clair que les molécules chimiques ont leur part de responsabilité.
Oregon: Another Mass Shooting, Another Psychiatric Drug? 35 School Shootings/Mass Stabbings Tied to Psychiatric Drugs
By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
October 2, 2015
Law enforcement officials identified 26-year old, Chris Harper Mercer, as the gunman who, yesterday, killed 10 people and wounded seven others at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon. It appears Mercer is another in a long list of school shooters who have a history of mental health services and, more likely than not, had been prescribed psychiatric drugs.
Like so many of the recent perpetrators of mass violence, Mercer’s mental health history is well documented having, according to the Los Angeles Times, graduated from the Switzer Learning Center in Torrance, Ca., which serves students from 3rd grade to 22 years of age who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, emotional issues, attention problems and behavioral disorders. One former neighbor told the press, “she (Mercer’s mother) said, ‘My son is dealing with some mental issues.” The only question that remains unanswered is what psychiatric diagnosis had Mercer been labeled with and what was his psychiatric drug “treatment” regimen?
It is equally important to note that this mass attack occurred within a couple of weeks of the mainstream press, such as the LA Times and Reuters, exposing the link between antidepressants and violence. The recently released research reveals that 15 to 24 year olds taking antidepressants were nearly 50% more likely to be convicted of a violent crime such as homicide, assault, arson, robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault offenses when taking antidepressants than when they were not.
Given that at least 35 school shootings and/or school associated acts of violence (which includes guns, knives, and swords) with 169 wounded and 79 killed have been committed by students and others taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, consideration of this connection can no longer be ignored.
According to an article posted in the Oregonian, “There are a number of indications that Mercer had mental health or behavioral issues. His screen name on some social media sites was ‘lithium love.’ Lithium is a psychiatric medication.
A neighbor told The New York Times that Mercer’s mother had told a neighbor “My son is dealing with some mental issues,” and the U.S. Army confirmed Friday it discharged Mercer after he spent a month in basic training in 2008. “A review of Army records indicate that Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer was in service at Ft. Jackson, S.C., from 5 November-11 December 2008 but discharged for failing to meet the minimum administrative standards to serve in the U.S. Army,”
The list of recent mass shooters with a history of mental health services and psychiatric drug “treatment” include John Russell Houser who, in July of this year, opened fire in a Lafayette, LA, movie theater, Aurora, Co., shooter, James Holmes, Fort Hood shooter, Ivan Lopez and Washington Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis.
All the above had been prescribed psychiatric drugs known to cause hostility, abnormal behavior, mania, violence, and suicidal and homicidal ideation and carry serious drug warnings both in the U.S. and internationally. Despite 22 international drug regulatory warnings citing violence, psychosis, mania and even homicidal ideation as side effects of these drugs, there has yet to be a federal investigation to determine the extent of mass induced acts of violence that could be caused by psychiatric drug use.
Given the obvious adverse events associated with psychiatric drug “treatment,” whether Mercer has a psychiatric drug history may be key to understanding the violent behavior. […]