After Taking Prozac, Teen Beats Father to Death with Hammer
By Mike Adams, February 9, 2009 | Key concepts: Prozac, SSRIs and Violence
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A teenager beat his father to death with a hammer just weeks after being prescribed Prozac, reports DailyMail (UK). Edward Belben, just 15 years old, hit his father 30 times and then stabbed him in the head with a knife. He then attacked his mother with a crowbar and stabbed her in the face.
Belben has just been convicted of murder by a jury. During the court case, it emerged that he had been prescribed Citalopram by his doctor, even though its use on children under 18 has been illegal under UK law since 2003. When he started complaining of feeling like he was stuck in a "dream-like state," another doctor prescribed him Prozac at twice the recommended safe dosage for children and teens, dosing him with 20mg of Prozac per day.
Belben then reportedly told a psychiatrist, "I didn't feel real," according to DailyMail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...).
It is not unusual for Prozac or other SSRI drugs to be linked to acts of extreme violence by teens and children, including the murdering of close friends or relatives. Many extremely violent events, including school shootings, have been carried out by children or teens taking SSRI drugs.
Scientific research shows that such drugs work no better than placebo, by the way. Doctors could achieve the same reduction in depression without the violence by simply prescribing placebo pills. But placebo pills don't earn billions of dollars for drug companies.
My recent hip-hop song, SSRIs - S.S.R.Lies (http://www.naturalnews.com/SSRIs_S_...) reveals the raw, uncensored truth about the dangers posed by SSRI drugs, and why we must put an end to this dark era of drug children with medications that cause such violence.
From Dailymail.co.: Belben was also not given any psychiatric help prior to taking the drugs, contrary to National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance in 2005 that pills should not be the 'first line' remedy for depression in under-18s.... more
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