We know it's a complicated issue with many different aspects to be considered. However, if we look at the amount of antidepressant drugs being prescribed and the amount of violence committed, it does seem to get worse. This very interesting article sheds some light on what might be going on.
The author writes, "Mania with psychosis is the extreme end of a stimulant continuum that often begins with lesser degrees of insomnia, nervousness, anxiety, hyperactivity and irritability and then progresses toward more severe agitation, aggression, and varying degrees of mania."
He then further explains that, "These adverse drug effects - including agitation, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, akathisia, and impulsivity - are an obvious prescription for violence." Akathisia is a psychomotor agitation that is strongly associated with violence.
What could be going on? Why are we seeing these violent acts? When public agencies have difficult children and young adults to deal with, they automatically turn to psychiatric diagnosing and drugging. Previously concerned adult authorities then withdraw their concern and attention because the child or adult is getting “psychiatric treatment.” Caring, emphatic and effective psycho-social treatments fall by the wayside. Authorities do this without grasping that they are shoving the child under a suffocating chemical rug in the form of neurotoxins that blunt all emotions and stifle all behavior.
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