Archive for November, 2015

ISIS Fighters Widely Reported to be Fueled by ADHD Drug

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

ISIS Fighters Widely Reported to be Fueled by ADHD Drug

CCHR has been exposing the link between psychiatric drugs and violence for decades. Today, CCHR joined ranks with the likes of CNN, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Independent, and hundreds of news outlets inĀ  reporting that “The War on Drugs” has taken on a literal twist, with ISIS fighters being fueled by a stimulant drug known as Captagon – a pharmaceutical cousin of the ADHD drug, Adderall.

As The Boston Globe reports, Captagon is a “toxic fuel” that creates “super-human” fighters. The drug “quickly produces a euphoric intensity in users, allowing fighters to stay up for days, killing with a numb, reckless abandon.”

And a November 21st article, “Breaking Bad: The Stimulant Drugs That Link ISIS and the Nazis,” posted in Haaretz, the world’s leading English-language website for news and analysis of the Middle East, points out, “ISIS is far from the first murderous group to drug its fighters before battle…. The Persian Hashashin did it way back in the 11th century, as did Japanese kamikaze pilots, African militias, Chechen fighters and Nazi soldiers.”

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New Study Confirms Antidepressants Cause Violence

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

New Study Confirms Antidepressants Cause Violence

Mainstream press such as the LA Times and Reuters are now reporting that antidepressant drugs can cause violent behavior, based on a new study published in a respected medical journal, PLOS Medicine, which found that young adults between the ages of 15-24 were 43 percent more likely to be convicted of a homicide, assault, robbery, arson, kidnapping, sexual offense or other violent crime when takingĀ an SSRI antidepressant than when they weren’t taking the psychiatric drug.

This latest study, linking violence and antidepressants, only serves to support decades of CCHR’s research and efforts to elicit action by those in a position to make a difference. To date, 35 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs and, between 2004 and 2012, there have been nearly 15,000 reports to the FDA’s MedWatch system on psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects.

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