True Source of Random Shootings and Violence is Often Psychotropic Drugs

Young survivors of Sandy Hook massacre react to tragedy.

Quite often the true source of random mass shootings and violence, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre, is psychiatric medication which could well include Adam Lanza who was likely on meds and  labeled as having a personality disorder


by Allen L Roland


As natural news reported yesterday ~ According to ABC News, Adam Lanza, the alleged shooter, has been labeled as having a “mental illness” and a “personality disorder.” These are precisely the words typically heard in a person who is being “treated” with mind-altering psychiatric drugs…. One of the most common side effects of psychiatric drugs is violent outbursts and thoughts of suicide … the Columbine High School shooters were, of course, on psychiatric drugs at the time they shot their classmates in 1999. Suicidal tendencies and violent, destructive thoughts are some of the admitted behavioral side effects of mind-altering prescription medications.”

 Adam Lanza ( see photo ) apparently had  Asperger’s syndrome. There are no medications that specifically treat Asperger’s syndrome. Some medications may improve specific symptoms ~ such as anxiety, depression or hyperactivity ~ that can occur in many children with Asperger’s syndrome. Examples include drugs such as fluvoxamine (Luvox) ~ which may be used to treat depression or to help control repetitive behaviors. Possible side effects include restlessness and agitation.

Please note that Luvox is a drug that is 8.4 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

 It is estimated that at least half of all Americans who commit suicide or commit violent acts were on psychiatric drugs and there are more than 3000 deaths a month attributed to psychiatric or psychotropic drugs.

 Watch The TRUE SOURCE of RANDOM & MASS SHOOTINGS and VIOLENCE and draw your own conclusions.  11 minute must see video ~

We have the perfect example when we take a closer look at the bagful of drugs (Care of big Pharma) that are currently being thrown at Veterans as well as their well-documented adverse effects. The US military has lost more troops to suicide than to combat for the second year in a row and a better cause versus symptom based understanding of combat-related risk factors for suicide is now critical.

A recent study published in the Public Library of Science online journal (PloS One @ by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP @ listed the top 31 prescription drugs that can cause violent or aggressive behavior in those consuming them. Note that Prozac, Paxil and the amphetamine drugs as well as Lariam are # 2, # 3 # 4 and #5 on the top-ten list;

10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) ~ Pfizer’s newest antidepressant (a knock-off of Effexor, note the similarity of the generic terms) that artificially stimulates both serotonin and noradrenaline. The drug is 7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

9. Venlafaxine (Effexor) ~ An antidepressant that has marketing approval for both depression and anxiety. The drug is 8.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) – A so-called “selective” serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) A drug that is 8.4 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

7. Triazolam (Halcion) – A benzodiazepine (a so-called “minor” but highly addictive tranquilizer) drug for insomnia that is 8.7 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

6. Atomoxetine (Strattera) – A psychostimulant drug that is 9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

5. Mefoquine (Lariam) – An anti-malaria drug that is 9.5 times more likely to be associated with violence (including homicide and suicide) than other drugs.

4. AmphetaminesThis general class of dangerous and highly addictive psychostimulant drugs is 9.6 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

3. Paroxetine (Paxil) – An SSRI antidepressant, (with psychostimulating, mania-inducing effects) that is 10.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs. It is also linked to severe withdrawal symptoms and birth defects.

2. Fluoxetine (Prozac) – A popular SSRI antidepressant drug that is 10.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

1. Varenicline (Chantix)A dopaminergic anti-smoking drug that is a shocking 18 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

 See related article

Psychiatric or Psychotropic drugs can no longer be ignored as a source for violent behavior, suicide and mass killings ~ which includes at-risk children, adults and veterans.

 Unlike the Virginia Tech University massacre of 2007 where 33 were killed and 29 wounded but the drug record was sealed ~ hopefully the drug record of Adam Lanza will be revealed so that Big Pharma and the danger of psychotropic drugs can be put on notice, if applicable.

 As Mike Adams correctly wrote this week in Natural News ~ ” If our goal us to stop the violence in America, we are completely dishonest if we do not consider the mental causes of violent behavior. And that starts with mind-altering psychiatric drugs which I believe have unleashed a drug-induced epidemic of violence across our nation…. Obama, Bloomberg and others will point to guns and try to convince you that inanimate metal objects are the cause of this violence. But they lie by omission. No guns shoots itself. The trigger must be pulled by someone, and the mental state of that person is the primary cause of the resulting action. To ignore this fundamental chain of facts is brutally dishonest.”

 Why random shooters kill; ” The most important thing to remember about a random mass killer is that they have a delusion of persecution. They literally believe that the world is out to get them. They view ordinary people going about their lives as conspirators in a massive conspiracy to persecute them. They may view somebody close to them, such as a parent or relative or boss or teacher, as a “leader” in the conspiracy. They see ordinary, everyday occurrences as evidence of persecution.”

30 states have experienced mass murders since 1962 which is directly related to the accelerated use of mind-altering psychiatric drugs ~ whose adverse effects can no longer be ignored.

About the Author: Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web site at He also guest hosts a Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations via email at [email protected].

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21 Responses to "True Source of Random Shootings and Violence is Often Psychotropic Drugs"

  1. Subvet416  December 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    White House Blocks Petition Seeking Investigation into Psychiatric Drugs and Violence

  2. Subvet416  December 21, 2012 at 8:32 am


    The NRA and Big Pharma have been working together in the political action committee ALEC. Both represent manufacturers of high-profit, potentially dangerous products, the sales of which could be affected by government regulations.

  3. Markus  December 21, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Concerning drugs and exposure to violence, I wrote: ” that is primarily the cause of such violent shootings.” These are primary causative factors in the rise of such killing sprees nationwide. That’s what Roland got right. The controlled media places most blame on gun rights and VT writers were parroting the same. If this particular killing spree was carried out by Mossad or is a result of MK Ultra-type conditioning, I don’t know, and I didn’t say so.

    Having studied psychopharmacology and personal experience with both youth and adults taking these drugs, violent behavior, paranoia, severe anxiety, psychopathy, and suicidal tendencies are side effects. A percentage of people will have such reactions.

    Additionally, the evidence has been conclusive for many years that exposure to violence in the entertainment and gaming industries all have tremendous affect on people exposed to it, especially the more impressionable youth.

    As for providing you evidence, the effects of behavioral conditioning and side effects of psychotropic drugs are common facts available for study. Just because I don’t want to take the time to list evidence to your satisfaction doesn’t refute my opinion. Make some effort of your own.

    Again, we should be asking Who and Why? – here’s a start: nine of the biggest media corporations on Earth are also controlling partners in the pharmaceutical / healthcare industry. These people know the affects of exposure to violence in the media while taking psychotropic drugs. So why are they pushing this crap on Americans? Is it just the obscene profits? Unfortunately not.

  4. Allen L Roland  December 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Paul Pierce, Esquire nails one positive backlash from this tragedy ~ ” There is a fundamental reaction against the people who profit from mass slaughter, and the dots are being connected in ways they haven’t been previously. The NRA is the lobbying arm of the armaments industry, and those guys are starting to lose money by the fistful, and they can see more of this happening, so, I guarantee you, we’re going to be hearing about the “many causes” of gun violence on Friday. The NRA will suddenly become an advocate for lavish funding of the nation’s mental-health system. These clowns didn’t grow a conscience over the weekend. Their sugar daddies are losing money, and that’s all that ever has mattered.”


  5. boonie rat 70  December 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Hey, Bub , you are what you eat . Be honest ,what are you on ?

  6. Allen L Roland  December 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

    This is good stuff, Subvet ~ especially appropriate is his Psychiatric Medication Dangers Music Video — Little Bottles in the cabinet.

  7. Subvet416  December 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Bullshit–Anti-Psychiatry and Anti-Medication Song

  8. boonie rat 70  December 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

    JACKSON, much like asking a fish to describe water ,asking people to explain the ‘ truth’ about currents and tides of the human condition is impossible , regardless of your professed ability to lead any another person to a clear conclusion. Roland is describing a trend in pharmacology that has mortal consequences ,that we can see easily, however individuals in this case are not clearly perceived by the group until the massacre takes place leading to a shift in consciousness after the fact . After all, fellow mice, who is going to bell the cat ?

  9. Stewart Ogilby  December 18, 2012 at 5:57 am

    The author has nailed the problem precisely. Let’s look at the pills, capsules, and tablets involved along with the pseudoscientific rationale for their abundance. Throughout the past 50 years the late Dr. Thomas Szasz warned us of the trend.

    I do not have a TV at home but am obliged to watch it at the gym whenever I use a treadmill. Last night there was an O’Reiley show about the recent tragedy with several viewpoints. Not once did I hear mention of psychotropic drugs. This should tell us something. Our drug bureaucracy poses its own threat to our republic. It garners increasing support from the masses as a result of horrors perpetrated by “patients”. Szasz hit the nail on the head in ridiculing the medical model in assessing human behavior and exposing its proponents’ ultimate agenda.

    Szasz also understood the broader political ramifications of employing that model and the dangers inherent in a
    quasi-medical bureaucracy having the power to control citizens through pharmacology. Consider the fact that all modern despotic governments have used use psychiatric “treatment” on dissenters.

    Follow the money to get a grip on what is going on here. To comprehend the situation our government’s drug allies have created, watch another video at

  10. Markus  December 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you Roland for getting it right!!

    I’m embarrassed for, and disappointed in the other VT writers who have played loose with the facts and used faulty reasoning to call for gun control. Are they just mistaken or willing tools? Such sloppy journalism.

    It is the combination of widespread incessant exposure to violence through the media, electronic gaming and news, mixed with powerful psychotropic drugs that is primarily the cause of such violent shootings.

    People need to discern WHO is administering these highly destructive policies and WHY. Many Americans are coming to the conclusion that our government is not to be trusted. Indeed, when such violence in a society is cultivated by the government and private industry, there is more reason than ever for Americans to arm themselves. And that is exactly what is happening.
    It is not anarchists and crazies buying guns today. The people buying guns are those thoughtful and aware Americans waking up to the fact that our government is out of our control. It is run by cruel people with the temperament of narcissistic psychopaths. They are conducting economic and violent war against Americans as well as good people the world over.

    The founding fathers knew this would probably happen to America. The writings of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and other presidents both warned us of the ‘European Money Powers’ and foresaw a day when these corrupt forces would seize control of America. They had just fought a war against a tyrannical government controlled by the wealthy banking families. It was as insurance against their future seizure of America that the right to bear arms by the people was considered so important. It is means for a ‘last stand’ against enemy within.

    Contrary to the disinformation in recent VT articles, Americans cannot own machine guns, bazookas or bombs. But there can be no more restrictions on firearms including semi-automatic assault weapons. Leaving Americans with handguns for home protection and hunting rifles is clearly not what these wise framers of the constitution had in mind.

    The truth is, those running our corrupted government clearly don’t care for Americans any more than they do the other peoples worldwide who have been victims of our relentless war-making. Increasingly Americans are waking up to this fact. Knowing little else to do, they are buying guns. They are the true patriots. All others are ignorant fools or willing tools.

  11. Allen L Roland  December 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    How interesting that the mainstream press finally mentions Lanza suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome ~ but seemingly goes to great lengths not to mention the psychiatic medications and drugs involved and instead concentrates on gun control ~ Here they are

  12. Allen L Roland  December 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    And here’s why these facts are not more widely known ~ the mainstream media is now willing to admit that Lanza had Asperger’s Syndrome but far less willing to mention the psychiatric drugs and treatment associated with this disorder ~ so here they are ~

  13. Subvet416  December 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Your concern about the dangers of psychiatric drugs is well-justified. However, you can refer your readers to much better sources of information than The Church Of Scientology which operates the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the producers of that video. Scientology and Biological Psychiatry are both mind control cults chasing the same dollars.
    Have a look at

  14. stephanaugust  December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Nice, I used Venlafaxine (Trevilor) and after the beautiful and sexy psychiatrist started to experiment with other drugs I decided to stop it “French Connection” style like Gene Hackman which is not easy but I thought “hey there are people who have real problems, so you can do that” and I won.

  15. shachalnur  December 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Psychotropics,cancer “treatments”,vaccines,sterilants?
    Look up where it all started,and you’ll find out that Rockefeller has been heavily involved from the beginning.(1904)
    Anton Chaitkin ,”Rockefeller ,Nazi’s,the UN and mass muder” is a good start.
    Rockefeller is Rothschilds right, and left hand, if it comes to slow killing the world population.
    Rockefeller build a museum 700 yards away from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.(1932)
    Rockefeller means “He who fells rocks”.(“fellen”(Middle English) means “to cut down”,”to strike down”).

  16. duay khwaam nap theuu  December 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Thank you, Allen Roland. Super important facts which should much more widely known.

  17. xx  December 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Good article,
    My sister-in-law was Senior Pharmaceutical Chemist for more then 15 years, and worked for one of the largest companies in the world. We talked on occasion, about the industry as the work was often profit driven, meaning dependency medications, and this often due in part to research monies required to development cures, the time, and years of testing. Her aspirations were for discovering cure for old timers disease, and often told me they were close. However, she departed due to the profit driven practices and now works for the EPA.

  18. MK  December 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    For information on Fluoride, read the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE’S 2006 BOOK–A Review of the EPA standards on Fluoride.

  19. MK  December 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Dear Allen,

    Effexor made me crazy. It took me four years to completely recover from the effects. I discovered that cleaning fluoride out of my system and then supplementing with the missing nutrients (i.e. magnesium, iodine…and a number of trace minerals and metals) helped me to withdraw. What most people don’t understand is that FLUORIDE is a potent, dangerous and useless addition to the American diet. It interferes with the endocrine system and thus hormone levels and causes a variety of problems in the body. It does nothing for teeth (sorry but that is a myth as recent studies have shown), but it does cause osteo sarcoma in boys and breast cancer in women as well as inhibiting thyroid function and facilitating cancers (by interfering with G-proteins)…

    We have had too much unauthorized experimentation on the American public among other population groups. It is time to shut this mess down.

    discussion on MIND CONTROL technologies
    Schlund–first American to sue over mind control technologies
    More on Schlund
    Hearings on “targeted individuals” subjected to MIND CONTROL experiments
    Akwei lawsuit against NSA for “neural monitoring”
    Full Akwei lawsuit
    NSA monitors citizens

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