Today’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 small children and six adults were killed by an armed gunman, is the latest in a rash of tragic mass murders. Will it also be the next act of senseless violence linked to psychiatric treatment – and, specifically, to psychiatric drugs?
NBC News reports that the 20-year-old alleged shooter, Adam Lanza, had a history of mental turmoil, according to what his brother Ryan told police. If Adam Lanza was receiving psychiatric treatment, he almost certainly would have been given mind-altering psychiatric drugs. If so, which one(s)?
In dozens of cases of mass murder or random acts of senseless violence, the perpetrators are known to have been under the influence of psychiatric drugs that have been documented by international drug regulatory agencies as causing adverse effects that include mania, psychosis, aggression, violence, and homicidal thoughts.
It is high time the public and public officials demand a federal investigation into shootings at schools, malls, and workplaces and any other acts of senseless violence for links to the mind-altering psychiatric drugs the shooters have taken. There is more than enough evidence to merit an investigation, and countless innocent lives are at stake.