Really sad how much this happens...my BIL experienced a manic episodes after starting anti-depression medication and tried to kill himself...thank god he had friends nearby. It makes me so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad">: and I'm sure that a combination of medication and lack of support from society/family were the main causes of the tragedy in Omaha as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
I'm not sure this video has a lot of credibility with me. It says "... was prescribed [medication]" but that doesn't mean they were actually taking it on a continual basis. I know that with Seung-Cho, the autopsy showed that there were no drugs in his system and he had refused to get treatment for over a year prior to the incident, so even though a doctor somewhere may have written out a prescription, he wasn't taking the medicine. Also, it says that he "killed 33 of his fellow students and faculty before killing himself," -- he killed 31. 32 in total were dead when it was over.<br><br>
I don't think the fact-checking was very thorough.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am not convinced that the cause of these incidents is always the drugs prescribed.</div>
Me neither. While I do think that psychiatric drugs are way over prescribed and overused, I don't think that they are *always* the cause of those incidents.
No, I am sure they aren't always the cause, but they are connected to a lot of situations. My mom works in a psych clinic and sees some really awful sad situations.<br><br>
Am I the only one who got that song stuck in their head reading the title? I didn't watch the video, so I don't know if it's in there or not.