- As I was writing last month's issue of Health & Healing,
Buford O'Neal Furrow Jr. walked into the North Valley Jewish Community
Center in Los Angeles and, without a word, fired 70 rounds with a Uzi-type
gun, wounding five people. A month earlier, Mark Barton murdered his
wife and two children and then methodically and dispassionately gunned
down 21 people in two brokerage firms in Atlanta, killing nine.
- These and virtually all of the gun-related massacres
that have made headlines over the past decade have had one thing in common:
THEY WERE PERPETRATED BY PEOPLE TAKING PROZAC, ZOLOFT, LUVOX, PAXIL OR
A RELATED ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUG.
- Last month, I warned you about the dangers of these selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and detailed a few of the scores
of murders, suicides, and other acts of violence committed by people taking
Prozac-like drugs. THESE DRUGS CAN CAUSE AKATHISIA, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL
AGITATION THAT SPARKS SELF-DESTRUCTIVE, VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. They can also
induce dissociative reactions, making those who take the drugs INSENSITIVE
TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR BEHAVIOR.
- This is the type of drug that Eric Harris was taking
when he walked into Columbine High School and massacred his fellow students.
Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents, then went to his high school in Oregon,
killed two students and wounded 22 others, was taking PROZAC. Joseph
Wesbecker was taking Prozac when he killed seven people with an AK-47 at
a printing plant in Kentucky, before taking his own life. It's Not Guns
And It's Not Movies
- Atrocities such as these have become disturbingly common
over the past few years. We as a society are searching for reasons to
explain these grizzly murders, which have torn at the heart and soul of
the American culture. In a desperate effort to stave off future catastrophes,
we've been instituting stringent gun control measures and considering censorship
- Folks, guns and movies don't cause these tragically frequent
episodes of inexplicable violence. The real reason is written out on a
prescription pad by psychiatrists and doctors all over the country--these
monstrous acts were done not by criminals, but ordinary people high on
- Yet the overuse of PROZAC-LIKE DRUGS is not even a part
of the national debate, and those who sound the warning against them are
ignored. I can only surmise that the reason the FDA continues to disregard
these mounting SSRI-related casualties is because of this agency's close
alliance with the multi-billion-dollar drug companies. Just imagine what
the FDA would do if there were evidence that these massacres were performed
by people taking natural antidepressants.