Michael Moore, director of Bowling for Columbine, suspected it.

The Canadian government, in its 1975 study researching the effects of psychiatric drugs on prisoners, discovered it.

Even the American F.D.A. now knows it from their recent study.

Psychiatric drugs breed violence.

Either while you’re on them or while you’re coming off them.

How much more news “caffeine” on this subject does the general public need to wake up to the menace of psychiatric drugs?

Sure. In my giving-up-smoking days, I got pretty antsy for that Marlboro missing with my morning cup of coffee, but I never drowned five members of my family in the bathtub because of it.

Like Andrea Yates did. She was on the anti-depressant Effexor.

I didn’t shoot and kill my grandparents before going to my school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and kill seven students and a teacher and wound seven more, as well as kill myself.

Like sixteen year old Jeff Weise did. He was on Prozac.

I didn’t kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-six others at Columbine High School before my friend and I killed ourselves.

Like eighteen year old Eric Harris did. He was on the anti-depressant Luvox.

The list goes on and on.

Sixteen year old Luke Woodham stabbed his mother to death and then went to his high school and shot nine people, killing two and wounding seven others. He was on Prozac.

Fourteen year old Michael Carneal opened fire on students in a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky, killing three and wounding five others. He was on Ritalin.

Fifteen year old Kip Kinkel of Springfield, Oregon, murdered his parents and then went to his high school where he killed two students and wounded twenty-two others. He was on Prozac and Ritalin.

Twenty-seven year old Steven Kazmierczak shot and killed five people and wounded sixteen others at Northern Illinois University before killing himself. He had been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien.

The list truly does go on and on.

Unfortunately, many who are on it are teenagers whose parents approved their being given these prescriptions.

Some people estimate that seventy-five percent of those who have “gone postal” in our country have been on or just coming off psychiatric drugs.

It’s no wonder.

That 1975 Canadian study discovered that “violent, aggressive incidents occurred significantly more frequently in inmates who were on psychotropic medication than when those inmates were not on psychotropic drugs.”

That F.D.A. study found that thirty-one “suspect” drugs accounted for 1,527 of the 1,937 case reports of violence in their database from the period 2004 to 2009. Of that total, 387 cases were homicides, 404 were physical assaults, 896 were cases of homicidal ideation and 223 were “violence related symptoms.”

Antidepressants were responsible for 572 of those case reports of violence toward others. Three ADHD drugs were responsible for 108 of the violent acts.

Horrifyingly, The F.D.A. admits that only one percent of all adverse drug effects are reported to them by patients or physicians.

The figures in the paragraph above are therefore only the smallest tip of that enormous iceberg of pharmaceutical violence.

Following his extensive research into the Columbine tragedy, film maker Michael Moore said:

“In Bowling for Columbine, we never really came up with the answer of why this happened. I think we did a good job of exposing that all the reasons that were given were a bunch of B.S. And none of it really made any sense. That’s why I believe there should be an investigation in terms of what…prescribed pharmaceuticals these kids were on…”

“It just would be shocking…to the millions of parents who prescribe this for their kids if it was finally explained to them, if this is the case, that this perhaps occurred for no other reason other than because of these prescriptions.”

It is time for that investigation.

Ask your congressmen to start it. Tell them you’ll buy them a cup of coffee if they do.