Sunday, 18 February 2018

The difficult issue of mental health

"Family member Barbara Kumbatovich told the Herald, `she believed Nikolas Cruz was on medication to deal with his emotional fragility.` She was a sister-in-law of Lynda Cruz, the suspect’s mother, and she also told the Sun-Sentinel that she believes Nikolas has been on medications for several months..."

"While it is not clear how many medications Cruz was taking, the pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for depression and emotional issues are packed with a number of side effects that can lead to violent behavior..."

"There have been 150 studies in 17 countries on antidepressant-induced side effects. There have been 134 drug regulatory agency warnings from 11 countries and the EU warning about the dangerous side effects of antidepressants."

"Despite this deadly laundry list of potential reactions to these medications, their use has skyrocketed by 400% since 1988. "

Listen to  The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour 02.14.18

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