The often thoughful, provocative, anti-Pharma Mike Adams, editor of the popular NewsTarget.com website, posits an intriguing idea about what may have gone on with Cho Seung-Hui, which may have led him to go on a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech.
In an e-mail designed to drum up interest in his intriguing -- and sure to be controversial -- opinion piece, Mike (seen to the left) points out that "the shooter in the Virginia Tech rampage was taking antidepressant drugs."
He continues. "And guess what? So were the shooters at Colombine High eight years ago."
Now that's downright scary and startling to contemplate. Could antidepressant drugs, which are supposed to help lift up your moods -- in some cases -- bring down the moods of the drug takers -- and possibly even make them downright homicidal, too?
Mike presents a compelling argument for his case that "there seems to be quite a pattern linking the consumption of antidepressant drugs and extreme violence against others."
He even cites an alarming study that documents numerous similar episodes of people "going berserk" (as he puts it) after taking SSRI drugs.
In his alarming article, Mike asks the compelling question: "What is it about antidepressant drugs that provokes young men to pick up pistols, rifles and shotguns, then violently assault their classmates?"
He wonders: "Could the drugs be "imbalancing" their minds, priming them for violence? The answer is a very sobering, "Yes, they could be," he contends.
"Wherever we see school violence, antidepressant drugs seem to found at the scene of the crime. The correlation is not coincidence," Mike maintains. "There is a causal link between the two." You can read Mike's column on NewsTarget.com here now.