The Trench Reynolds Report

Without truth there is no justice

So I go to the vast cultural void that is Facebook, and I see people posting memes and bullshit about mass shooters and psychiatric drugs. You know, things like this… People who post bullshit like this are the reason that seeking professional mental healthcare in this country is so stigmatized. You are all Luddites who …

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I didn’t plan on blogging about the Las Vegas shooting. I felt just as bad about it as I did when 9/11 happened. As a matter of fact because of my depression I haven’t been able to blog about two school shootings that took place recently. Then I saw something claimed about the shooter, Stephen …

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Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza Had No Drugs, Alcohol In System: Last week it was leaked by an anonymous official attached to the Sandy Hook investigation that Adam Lanza’s toxicology report did not turn up any illegal or prescription drugs in his system. As I’ve posted before usually charlatans and quacks come out after a …

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Psychiatric drugs blamed for shootings: For those of you Luddites and ‘Big Pharma’ conspiracy theorists who believe that anti-depressants and other psychiatric drugs cause school shootings and other shooting sprees this should hopefully show you just how idiotic your argument sounds. An unlikely coalition of gun rights advocates, Scientologists and physician-skeptics is using post-Newtown outrage …

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy may raise autism risk: Did you hear that? That was the sound of the anti-vaccination and anti-anti-depressant crowd having a collective orgasm. The anti-vaxxers have a history of using the boogeyman of Autism but this will be the new rallying cry for those who spread fear about anti-depressants. But I digress. …

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Germany Teen Prescribed Antidepressants Kills Fifteen in a Drug Rage: Don’t take that headline too seriously. It’s not from what I would call a legitimate news site. It’s just a press release from a Luddite organization that doesn’t believe in the use of antidepressants. They claim that Albertville gunman, Tim Kretschmer was on antidepressants and …

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Look, people. Stop sending me stuff about trying to connect crime and pharmaceuticals. I just don’t buy it. For every crime where people were taking antidepressants, I can point to another 50 where they weren’t. It’s just another case of correlation does not equal causation. It’s nothing more than tin foil hat type conspiracies like …

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Reports of Gunman’s Use of Antidepressant Renew Debate Over Side Effects: This is a great article from the NY Times (which is rare) about what kind of role antidepressants played at the NIU tragedy. In a word, they probably played no role whatsoever. Kazmierczak was on Prozac and was off of it for three days …

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Police say toxicology tests show no drugs in Seung-Hui Cho’s system: According to the Virginia State Police, the toxicology test performed on Cho Seung-Hui revealed that there were no drugs, prescription or otherwise, in his system. I doubt that will silence the Luddites though who claim that antidepressants are responsible for every single school shooting. …

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