The dubious claim that psychiatric drugs fuel violence - 2019-08-16

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F0.png The dubious claim that psychiatric drugs fuel violence August 16, 2019, John Kruzel, Politifact

One question hangs over every mass shooting: How could a person plot and execute such horrific violence? In the search for answers, psychiatric drugs have emerged as a culprit.

One viral list that gets to the heart of this belief catalogues several dozen assailants and the psychiatric medicine they were said to be on.

For example, the list includes the case of Eric Harris, one of the Columbine High School shooters, who the Washington Post confirmed had been prescribed the antidepressant Luvox. Likewise, the New York Times confirmed that Jeff Weise, a Minnesota teen who in 2005 killed nine before killing himself, and whose name also appeared on the list, had been prescribed Prozac.

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