Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Depressants’


February 19, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass murderer, was on medication to deal with “emotional fragility”.

Those who have read my previous writings on this subject are well aware of my take on synthetic pharmaceuticals. I am not a doctor or a pharmacist. I am a civilian citizen who is concerned about the number and types of things we are seduced into ingesting in the name of health.

I’ve been called out by medical model professionals of various disciplines who say that the benefits of FDA approved drugs far outweigh the negatives. To which I ask, “Yeah, what about all the violence and suicides committed by those on medications?” “Would those violent acts still have occurred without the mind altering introductions?” (Hypothetical because we’ll never know.)

Though the concentration today is on medications to overcome the symptoms of anxiety and depression, they are not my only concern. I have friends and relatives on as many as 19 drugs taken regularly…most commonly every day. Some of the drugs are to counter the side effects of the drugs taken to allay the side effects caused by other medications that are taken to mask the symptoms of a root problem.

In my view, synthetic pharmaceuticals are too often prescribed to move a patient out the door so that the doctor can record another patient visit. Most synthetic pharmaceuticals do nothing more than hide the symptoms of illnesses rather than treat or remedy the underlying problem. Some, if not all, have a list of “potential” negative side effects which are far worse than the problem displaying the symptoms they are meant to overcome. All too often, there is little in-depth monitoring of the patient’s reactions to the prescribed panacea.

Stephen Paddock, now of Las Vegas fame, was on Diazepam. According to the FDA, diazepam can produce “confusion, withdrawal symptoms, euphoria, increased anxiety, panic, irritability, delirium, aggressiveness/aggression, numbed emotions, instability, restlessness, agitation, inappropriate behavior, delusions, rage, hallucinations, nightmares, confusional or paranoid psychosis/psychoses” in up to 10 percent of users (and that estimate might be generously low). offers some answers to the horror of today’s society. Click on “A to Z drug list”, pick a letter, a drug, then scroll down to side effects and scare the hell out of yourself.

Almost every one of the mass killers and teen suicides of the past two decades have been using prescribed synthetic pharmaceuticals with horrendous potential side effects. A few well-known names associated with mass atrocities that you may recall are: Prozac, Ritalin, Effexor, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, Welbutrin. Those are the names of the real killers.

While the direct weapon most commonly used is a firearm, the list of multiple killings and suicides range among ropes, cars, trucks, knives, ice picks, baseball bats, 2x4s, hammers, screw drivers, machetes, explosives and on and on. Whatever is available when the medication kicks in becomes an instrument of choice.