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Navy Yard Shooter was on Antidepressant Trazodone

By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
September 18, 2013

It took less than 48 hours to learn that Washington Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, is another in a long line of psychiatric drug-induced perpetrators. The New York Times has reported that while in Providence Rhode Island on August 23, 2013, and again, five days later, in Washington, D.C., Alexis had been prescribed Trazodone, an antidepressant that carries an FDA black box warning for suicide, and is documented to cause mania and violent behavior. Now, twelve innocent people (plus the shooter) are dead at the Washington Navy Yard.  Yes, these senseless deaths are sad, tragic, and incomprehensible. And it is time to point the finger at those who are responsible. Because lawmakers, both at the state and federal level, refuse to address the enormous amount of information revealing the connection between violence and prescription psychiatric drugs, mass shootings, like the massacre which occurred at the Washington Navy Yard, will continue. Continue reading Navy Yard Shooter was on Antidepressant Trazodone