Violence & Depression

A quick follow-up on one theme which, in the blizzard of calls for more gun control, will probably not get much attention.

As noted elsewhere, Adam Lanza is believed to have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.  What remains unknown is what sort of medication he might have been taking.  It is, of course, something of a “chicken and egg” question, but there are legitimate concerns that the medications used to treat those with personality disorders (including depression), may (at some percentage) exacerbate the problem and lead to violence. – HT

For a compilation of reported school violence associated with depression medications see this site:  SSRI Stories


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