Antidepressants : Violence-Inducing Drugs

February 25, 2018


At least 11 tragic school shootings were done by children who were either on antidepressants, or going through withdrawal...

Forensic psychiatrist and leading author Dr. Yolande Lucire, has called for introducing ways of minimizing over-prescription of antidepressants by taking genetics into account. Of 129 subjects, more than 120 of them were diagnosed with akathisia/serotonin toxicity caused by psychiatric medications. To further explain:

"They were tested for variant alleles in CYP450 genes, which play a major role in Phase 1 metabolism of all antidepressant and many other medications. Eight had committed homicide and many more became extremely violent while on antidepressants. ... All those described [in the paper] were able to stop taking antidepressants and return to their previously normal personalities."

According to a significant 2010 study published in scientific journal PLoS OnePLOS - (a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science)  half of the top 10 drugs disproportionately linked with violent behavior are antidepressants:

Varenicline (Chantix): The number one violence-inducing drug on the list, this anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence when compared to other drugs

Fluoxetine (Prozac): This drug was the first well-known SSRI antidepressant


Paroxetine (Paxil): Another SSRI antidepressant, Paxil is also linked with severe withdrawal symptoms and a risk of birth defects

Amphetamines: (Various): Used to treat ADHD

Mefoquine (Lariam): A treatment for malaria which is often linked with reports of strange behavior

Atomoxetine (Strattera): An ADHD drug that affects the neurotransmitter noradrenaline

Triazolam (Halcion): This potentially addictive drug is used to treat insomnia

Fluvoxamine (Luvox): Another SSRI antidepressant

Venlafaxine (Effexor): An antidepressant also used to treat anxiety disorders

Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq): An antidepressant which affects both serotonin and noradrenaline.


Although severe depression can progress to suicide if left untreated, antidepressant drugs have been shown to CAUSE both suicidal and homicidal thoughts and behaviors. Nutrition, body toxicity and factors such as s adequate sun exposure, exercise, and internal digestive health are root causes of many mental health issues of course need to be addressed in order for a true long term recovery to occur.



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