These “happy pills” raise your chances of committing murder or assault by 50 percent

Published on Sep 16, 2015 by ron johnson

An Oxford University study found that men – and women – in their late teens and early 20s – were almost 50 per cent more likely to be convicted of offences from assault to murder when taking what’s called SSRI drugs.

This family of anti-depressants includes Prozac, as well as list of others, Including the most commonly prescribed pills.

One in eight in the UK take SSRIs each year – and these numbers have doubled in the last decade.

Meanwhile in the US around 11 per cent of people aged 12 and over take antidepressants.

Psychiatric drugs are now also now being given to infants and toddlers in unprecedented numbers.

An analysis of 2013 IMS Data, found that over 274,000 infants (0-1 year olds) and some 370,000 toddlers (1-3 years age) in the U.S. were on antianxiety (e.g. Xanax) and antidepressant (e.g. Prozac) drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs.

5 thoughts on “These “happy pills” raise your chances of committing murder or assault by 50 percent

  1. I’ve known several people who were taking SSRIs. While they’re definitely overprescribed, I doubt they turn people into killers. At least I’ve seen no such effects on anyone — only greatly lessened depression and/or anxiety.

    The more likely explanation for the correlation between SSRIs and violence is simply that potentially violent people are more likely to be prescribed such drugs in the first place. Remember, these drugs are meant to be taken by people who already have significant mental problems, so it shouldn’t be a surprise if some of them go nuts in spite of the drug or have a bad reaction to it.

    1. I knew a guy who was on anti-depressants. He jumped off a highway overpass right into traffic.

      There are a bunch of brutal murders connected to these drugs, not just the famous ones. (not just the alleged “mass shooters”)

    2. One of the problems with ssri’s is that those taking them have a higher suicide rate than the general population.

      Odd reaction, considering the (alleged) reason for prescribing them is to PREVENT people from doing just that.

      Everything Big Pharma produces is toxic to one degree or another.

  2. “These “happy pills” raise your chances of committing murder or assault by 50 percent”

    As tempting as that sounds, I’m presently working to reduce those chances, but nicotine only does so much.

    1. “As tempting as that sounds,…”

      LOL… I thought the same thing, JR.

      Fortunately, I have MORE than enough rage to accomplish what needs to be done (once the time comes) without any added ‘incentives’.

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