Note from CCHR: While the US FDA and international drug regulatory agencies finally issued black box warnings that antidepressants can cause suicide, (they were aware of this as far back as 1991), they have failed to issue black box warnings on antidepressant and other psychiatric drug inducing violence and homicide, despite these facts:
• The FDA’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program reported “homicidal ideation” as an adverse event of one antidepressant, Effexor
• 10 out of the last 12 U.S. school shooters were under the influence of psychiatric drugs at the time of the shooting (with others, their records remain sealed)
• July, 2009, the FDA warned the antidepressants Zyban and Wellbutrin could cause changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and attempted suicide.
• In May 2009, The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare revised the label warnings on newer antidepressants stating, “There are cases where we cannot rule out a causal relationship [of hostility, anxiety, and sudden acts of violence] with the medication.”
For all drug regulatory warnings and studies on antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs causing violence, go to https://www.cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers/drug_warnings.php and simply type in violence in the Search field
WTOV 9 CARROLLTON, Ohio
October 8, 2010
The Carroll County coroner said a woman who police said killed her two young children before taking her own life on Wednesday had been taking medication for depression. Coroner Mandal Haas said Thursday that 24-year-old Madison Hallett hadn’t given any indication that she would kill her children.
Police said Hallett first shot and killed her 6-year-old daughter, Natalya Marie Carosiellie, while the girl was in bed. Hallett then went to another bedroom, where police said she shot and killed her 18-month-old son, Drayden W. Hallett-Warnick, while he was sleeping in his crib. Police said Hallett then turned the gun on herself, and her body was found next to her son’s crib.Next to Natalya’s bed, police said they found five handwritten letters from Hallett.
In one of the letters, she apologized to police for the gruesome scene they were forced to investigate. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said Hallett’s suicide notes essentially said she was tired of life as it is and didn’t want her children to go through that. Hallett was an Army reservist and her father said she was set to be deployed in about a month. She was also a third-year student at Kent State University’s Tuscarawas campus, where she made straight-As studying nursing and criminal justice.
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