Prozac And Kids

Jeralyn points this out: Jeff Weise, the 16 year old who killed seven and then himself this week at his high school, had been taking Prozac. The news will now focus on whether Prozac causes violence and suicide. Why are so many teenagers prescribed these drugs?

Still another angle to the story is the similarity of Weise to the Columbine killers. Eric Harris had been taking Luvox, a drug similar to Prozac. This doctor says they should not be prescribed for on

"Sometime soon, doctors are going to have to take a big look in the mirror over these prescriptions. Most doctors I'm sure believe that these medications are indeed required, but all too often they seem to be administered like candy. Who hasn't gone to a physician and been handed out some free sample of a new "wonder" drug just approved by the FDA? T.V ads paint so many drugs as the easier, softer way to happiness that it's no wonder why these drugs have migrated down to our children so quickly. I'm not using this as a defense for the shootings, but when will the wake up call finally take place?"


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