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Anti-depressants and link to crime

Published 18/09/2015

THE profit-driven, anti-depressant industry has taken another hit after publication of a study in the Public Library Of Science that said young people taking anti-depressants were "more likely to commit violent crime".

It is yet another example of the dangers that go hand-in-hand with this classification of psychiatric drug that has seen a continual stream of controversy giving psychiatric spin doctors sleepless nights.

The violent crime can be seen in the senseless violent shootings that have occurred in schools.

In that case, consider this: at least 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence were committed by those taking, or withdrawing from, psychiatric drugs that resulted in 162 wounded and 72 killed.

How much more violence and how many more deaths will be linked to and attributed to antidepressant drugs before the relevant regulatory authorities decide that enough is enough?

BRIAN DANIELS

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