Do Psychiatric Drugs Cause Behavior Problems?

by | Jan 7, 2013

There have been 22 International Drug Regulatory Agency Warnings saying that psychiatric drugs cause violence, mania, psychosis and even homicidal ideation. The conditions that can be brought about by taking these drugs are, to say the least, serious problems in behavior.
The warning is clear: Psychiatric drugs can indeed cause behavior disorders. But how can that be? With today’s advanced technologies, research facilities, highly skilled physicians and scientists, one would assume that a drug created to cure or at least modify problems in human behavior would, at the very worst, be short of effective. But actually causing violence, or mania, or, worst of all, homicidal ideation?
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. A publication, “Psychiatric Drug Facts” ( contains an article by Peter R. Breggin, MD, author of Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal.  He 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.
Even the well-known Psychology Today ( published an article by Robert Whitaker on January 5 2011 titled Psychiatric Drugs and Violence: A Review of FDA Data Finds A Link The first paragraph states “There has been an enduring controversy over whether psychiatric medications can trigger violent actions toward others. A review of the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System by Thomas Moore, Joseph Glenmullen and Curt Furberg, which was published by PLoS One on December 15, found that such “adverse events” are indeed associated with antidepressants and several other types of psychotropic medications.
The answer to “Do Psychiatric Drugs Cause Behavior Problems?” lies in the relative incompatibility of body chemistry vs. drug chemistry. All medicines have benefits and risks. The risks of medicines are the chances that something unwanted or unexpected could happen to you when you use them, such as Homicidal Ideation. And in that case the adverse effects can include the senseless slaughter of innocent people.
Dr Breggin, himself a psychiatrist, has issued a warning which states “Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs; it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.”


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