24th July 2016
Guest writer for Wake Up World
It is now estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants  and a shocking 1 in 4 among women in their 40s and 50s. Yet the U.S. suicide rate of 38,000 a year has never been higher.
Clearly the glut of SSRI prescriptions is not lowering the national suicide rate; rather there is compelling evidence that the popular pills are actually contributing to suicide.
SSRIs and Violence
The first suspicion that SSRIs can cause dangerous and unintended psychiatric effects was a Kentucky shooting in 1989  in which pressman Joseph T. Wesbecker entered his former workplace, Standard Gravure, killed eight people, injured 12 and committed suicide after being prescribed Prozac.