Active Christian Media Blog
Welcome to the Active Christian Media Blog!
Why is the Media Ignoring the Link Between These Mass Killings & Taking Psychotropic Medications Like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Effexor ?
With all the news recently concerning how we should be banning guns and ripping away our Constitutional right to bear arms, I have to say that I am not really surprised at how the media has spun the stories about Sandy Hook. I often watch in awe as the media just spews their lies and promotes their agenda that generally has nothing to do with what reality is.
The reality is that guns do not kill people, people kill people and the gun is the weapon they choose. It's been proven over and over again that where there are more guns and the people are armed, there is less crime.
The story that is not being discussed, unless you're in the alternative media and actually want to put out the facts, is the story about how psychotropic medications are being used and how they have all conspicuously been involved in the lives of those who we see killing tons of people at schools.
I have a background in the field of clinical psychology and practiced as a marriage and family therapist for a decade and I can tell you first hand that the average marriage and family therapist has very little training in the field of psychotropic medications, as well as your general practitioner who may actually be the one who is prescribing these medications to you or your family.
First, you should know that marriage and family therapists cannot prescribe these medications to their clients because they are not medical doctors. Even your psychologist, who is a doctor, cannot give you a prescription to get this type of medication. The only person in the mental health field who can give you a prescription for these psychotropic medications is your psychiatrist because a psychiatrist is first and foremost a medical doctor. In order to become a psychiatrist, you have to be a medical doctor first and then you specialize in mental health issues.
Most people just assume that if a therapist tells you to go to your doctor and get on these medications that they are actually people who have insight and a background in the medications. I can tell you that this is a fallacious belief because therapists by and large are not medical doctors and so they have no clue how these medications work or what they truly do.
Just as an example, when I was in graduate school earning my masters in clinical psychology, I had to take one course in the topic and that was it. For me, it just happened to be a five week summer course and I can tell you that I've learned way more reading books and on the internet than I did in college. So don't assume that because a counselor or a social worker tells you to get on some medication for your depression, anxiety or other mental issue that they have any idea what that can do to your body or mind.
I should also tell you that there is a push within the psychology field to give licensed psychologists the right to prescribe medication, but to my knowledge, that still isn't the law anywhere that I know of.
All of this to preface that the media is generally clueless about things like this because you have journalists who want to push their agenda. The agenda is obvious because all they talk about is taking away our guns. That's not the solution.
David Kupelian has addressed the problem of psychotropic medication and the connection to mass killing in his past books and also in a recent article on WorldNetDaily. Here you can find the full story. I want to highlight a few things from this article here:
But let me back up. Perhaps you’re wondering why this issue of psychiatric medications should be so important.
As I documented in “How Evil Works,” it is simply indisputable that most perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders in our modern era were either on – or just recently coming off of – psychiatric medications:
Columbine mass-killer Eric Harris was taking Luvox – like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and many others, a modern and widely prescribed type of antidepressant drug called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Harris and fellow student Dylan Klebold went on a hellish school shooting rampage in 1999 during which they killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 24 others before turning their guns on themselves.Luvox manufacturer Solvay Pharmaceuticals concedes that during short-term controlled clinical trials, 4 percent of children and youth taking Luvox – that’s 1 in 25 – developed mania, a dangerous and violence-prone mental derangement characterized by extreme excitement and delusion. ... Andrea Yates, in one of the most heartrending crimes in modern history, drowned all five of her children – aged 7 years down to 6 months – in a bathtub. Insisting inner voices commanded her to kill her children, she had become increasingly psychotic over the course of several years. At her 2006 murder re-trial (after a 2002 guilty verdict was overturned on appeal), Yates’ longtime friend Debbie Holmes testified: “She asked me if I thought Satan could read her mind and if I believed in demon possession.” And Dr. George Ringholz, after evaluating Yates for two days, recounted an experience she had after the birth of her first child: “What she described was feeling a presence … Satan … telling her to take a knife and stab her son Noah,” Ringholz said, adding that Yates’ delusion at the time of the bathtub murders was not only that she had to kill her children to save them, but that Satan had entered her and that she had to be executed in order to kill Satan.Yates had been taking the antidepressant Effexor. In November 2005, more than four years after Yates drowned her children, Effexor manufacturer Wyeth Pharmaceuticals quietly added “homicidal ideation” to the drug’s list of “rare adverse events.” The Medical Accountability Network, a private nonprofit focused on medical ethics issues, publicly criticized Wyeth, saying Effexor’s “homicidal ideation” risk wasn’t well-publicized and that Wyeth failed to send letters to doctors or issue warning labels announcing the change.And what exactly does “rare” mean in the phrase “rare adverse events”? The FDA defines it as occurring in less than one in 1,000 people. But since that same year 19.2 million prescriptions for Effexor were filled in the U.S., statistically that means thousands of Americans might experience “homicidal ideation” – murderous thoughts – as a result of taking just this one brand of antidepressant drug.Effexor is Wyeth’s best-selling drug, by the way, which in one recent year brought in over $3 billion in sales, accounting for almost a fifth of the company’s annual revenues.