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It has been found that most (if not all) children who indulge in this kind of violence are on prescription drugs such as prozac. These drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and are using the WRONG mechanism. The kids feel better at first and they are doing fine, feeling better, doing fine, until weeks, months, or years later they EXPLODE. It numbs the good feelings as well as the bad. Not everyone, of course, explodes because of these drugs. And that's not the only side effect this class of drugs has. If they are EVER used it should be only for a short period of time, until the depression crisis is over, and then very carefully and slowly, under close supervision from a health care practitioner, be weaned from the drug. NEVER QUIT THESE DRUGS COLD TURKEY.
I would be surprised if it is found that this child was NOT on such a prescription drug.
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A simple search at www.google.com/advanced_search for the exact phrase "Dr. Ann Blake Tracy" reveals numerous websites and articles warning about the horrible side effects, such as mass murder, of SSRI and other prescription drugs. Some website addresses and excerpts are quoted below. There were so many articles that I couldn't find the first article I saw by Dr. Tracy -- with name after name after name of children and adults who committed horrific acts of violence and the name of the prescription drug/s they were on -- but I'm sure its there.
There was a show on TV last night that showed that in a given week over 70 young people a week are killed with guns, many of them suicides, and most of them make the newspaper only as an obituary column. The problem behind all this violence is not the guns.
I talked with a mother today about her 9 year old son. She has always fed him an excellent diet full of vegetables. The kids at school and parties, etc. make fun of him because he doesn't like chocolate and pizza. As a child I was never obsessed with this desire to deride my classmates. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS ALL THIS ABOUT? Why are children so mean to each other?
There are studies that show TV and video game violence play a large role in conditioning children to perform violent acts. Do a search for the words "dangers of TV".
I get 3-8 contacts a week and from all around the world. I am hearing the anguished cries from parents about how their exceptionally bright children are being abused by the public school system. And abused children often lash out at others in violent ways. As it stands, the current school system more resembles a prison than a learning establishment. I hope this incident will empower more parents, disenchanted teachers and principles to band together and form the homeschooling groups and new schools that these children so desperately need. What would they (the public school system) do if they had school and nobody came? I would love to see that day! See www.heartlightschool.com.
Karen Eck, MT (ASCP), Age 48
From www.rense.com/politics6/spiral.htm, Spiral of Violence
Blamed on Prozac.
www.freerepublic.com/forum/a39dc7ecc7806.htm, It's not GUNS it's
DRUGS that cause kids to kill kids
www.zohshow.com/News/Newsbytes/tidbits022800d.htm Dr. Candace Pert wrote, "I am alarmed at the monster that Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Solomon Snyder and I created when we discovered the simple binding assay for drug receptors 25 years ago. Prozac and other antidepressant serotonin-receptor-active compounds may also cause cardiovascular problems in some susceptible people after long-term use, which has become common practice despite the lack of safety studies."
"The public is being misinformed about the precision of these selective serotonin-uptake inhibitors when the medical profession oversimplifies their action in the brain and ignores the body as if it exists merely to carry the head around! In short, these molecules of emotion regulate every aspect of our physiology. A new paradigm has evolved, with implications that lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can offer profound, safe and natural mood elevation."
article by Karen Eck