Archive for Finland

Study analyzes link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk — (Psychology & Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Study that misses the point in its own data finds that painkillers, benzodiazepines and antidepressants are associated with higher rates of homicide.
Antidepressant use on the rise in rich countries, OECD finds — (The Guardian)
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Living alone 'depressing': People left home alone 80% more likely to take anti-depressants — (Daily Mirror)
Making Music Proves to Be Powerful Antidepressant — (Fox
SSRIs are not recommended for young people in the United States — (Savon Sanomat)
SSRI Ed note: Finnish man, 22, takes SSRI, shoots and kills 10 people and himself at his school.
Auvinen sought to inflict maximum damage in Jokela shootings — (Helsingin Sanomat)
SSRI Ed note: Good student, 18, prescribed antidepressants, becomes withdrawn, develops strange ideas, at 18 shoots and kills himself and 8 others at his school.