Sunday, February 17, 2008

Paxil's a Helluva Drug....,

It took long enough, but at last the lid seems to be opening up on the psychopharmacological motive underlying the Valentine's day massacre at NIU.

Stephen Kazmierczak - the Illinois gunman stopped taking Paxil (Seroxat)… according to news channel ABC7 Chicago - full story here:

“Authorities have not figured out what motivated the man, described as a hardworking, award-winning former honor student by NIU faculty, to go on a shooting rampage that killed five students.

Kazmierczak, 27, was treated for mental illness nine years ago. He was considered volatile, according to a staff member who worked at the facility at the time, and violent if he stopped taking the antidepressant and anti-anxiety pills prescribed for him. Including Paxil, it was medication he was supposed to still be taking and apparently stopped a couple of weeks ago.”

So Paxil/Seroxat may have been involved in this tragedy, however we need to know the details - we need to know the truth.