Are ‘psych drugs’ a common thread in violent incidents?

John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan while taking prescription Valium.

John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan while taking prescription Valium.

Many mental health professionals are beginning to question the use of psychotropic drugs because of known side effects.

Although these potential risks apparently surface in a statistically small percentage of patients, there seems to be a common thread linking many mass shootings and other seemingly-unexplainable acts of violence: The perpetrator was taking one or more prescription medications.

Watch this video, posted by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International:

This raises very interesting questions about how America treats depression, anxiety and other more serious forms of mental illness. Yet the corrupt, leftist media and liberal Democrat politicians continue to use every instance of gun violence to further restrict your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Why is there no discussion about the continuing use of prescription drugs that may have such serious side effects?

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2 thoughts on “Are ‘psych drugs’ a common thread in violent incidents?

  1. HELLLLOOOO!! thanks for bringing this one up. We never had problems in this rapid fashon until then. I think a certain amount of depression is normal for a early teen to early 20s individual but they get over it. When you MEDICATE IT you arent getting to the root of the problem. These drugs also alter the brains in young men. One of the major roots are IMO, broken homes. They called them broken for a reason long time ago. When you are a couple and decide to get married and have kids, you need to stay together for the sake of the kids; besides, when they get married and have kids you could enjoy your grandchildren together

  2. There is no major discussion on pharmaceuticals because the government & big pharma benefit from drugging us up. It’s about money. If the truth about psychotropic medications were ever to hit “mainstream,” 90% of those on them would quit taking them. The FDA and media are good at covering up the real problem, and guns are a big, scary, shiny distraction from it.

    And I must say this as a mental health professional, that an adult John Hinckley being on Valium (a benzodiazepine) during an attempted assassination (if that is even true) is NOT the same as teenagers taking anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. John Hinckley was severely mentally ill nearly all his life (and he was on more than just an anti-anxiety medication). Benzos and anti-depressants/psychotics have some bizarre side effects, especially when abruptly stopped, but anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and ADHD meds when taken by children and teens in precarious states can be a disaster waiting to happen.

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