Dr. Rima Replies: How Many Homicide/Suicide Producing Psychiatric Drugs Was Elliot Rodgers Taking?
In response to The Guardian’s article <a “http://www.alternet.org/investigations/seven-dead-premeditated-mass-murder-shooting-near-california-college-campus”> Seven Dead in ‘Premeditated Mass Murder’ Shooting Near California College Campus
Which psychoactive drugs was this young man taking, for how long and in what combination?
Sadly, many people have thoughts like these. Psychoactive medication protentiates their being acted upon through suicide and/or homicide.
Guns rarely kill people. Psychoactive drugs often do, sometimes with a gun as a tool, sometimes not.
I made a video called “I am Adam Lanza’s Doctor” in response to a blog from the mother of a young man like Adam Lanza [the video is a metaphor as I make clear in its opening section]. In it I elaborate on the dangerous use of psychiatric medication and how it is inextricably linked with the epidemic of mass murders and suicides we experience in the US and other heavily medicated societies.
I would be more than a little astonished if Elliot Rodger’s despair and desperate actions were not the result not only of psychiatric illness, but of the drugs mistakenly, but all-too-commonly used as if they actually treated the illness.
There are good and effective means to help those with emotional and psychiatric illnesses which do not involve toxic chemicals. I know.
I have been practicing drug free psychiatry and medicine for nearly 45 years.
Find someone who practices nutritional/orthomolecular psychiatry and medicine and treat the issues, don’t make the worse.