Today, the Associated Press reported on yet another mass shooting.
“The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was undergoing treatment in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday.
…Alexis had been suffering a host of serious mental problems, including paranoia and a sleep disorder, and had been hearing voices in his head, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation was still going on.
He had been treated since August by Veterans Affairs, the officials said.”
Information about the “treatment” this Navy reservist was undergoing, has not been disclosed.
This post serves only as a reminder that According to Wikipedia,” Homicidal ideation is a common medical term for thoughts about homicide. It further says “There is a range of homicidal thoughts which spans from vague ideas of revenge to detailed and fully formulated plans without the act itself.”
History has shown that people taking psychiatric drugs have indeed acted out their fully formulated plans. “Psychiatric Drug Facts” contains an article by Peter R. Breggin, MD, author of Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, that states “When psychiatry becomes involved, drugs are dispensed, and psychiatric drugs can cause or worsen violence.” He goes on to say” A recent study of reports to the FDA of drug-induced violence has demonstrated that antidepressants have an 840% increased rate of violence.” In light of recent mass shootings, this is an extremely important statistic.