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Title: Gun Violence and SSRIs
Post by: ShadowSot on September 09, 2019, 02:30:01 AM
Seen the article that gets rehashed every few years on my feed again.
 I swear I remember seeing something debunking it in SBM but I can't find it by keyword search. Maybe it was on the podcast or something.
 Anyone know a few references?
Title: Re: Gun Violence and SSRIs
Post by: stands2reason on September 09, 2019, 11:35:36 AM
You probably heard about Valium (which is not an SSRI) being brought up because of the Las Vegas shooter. It is the most commonly prescribed psych drug, so if you think about it, Valium must be correlated with not performing shooting sprees, because otherwise we should see a lot more shooters having it as a prescription just by chance if there zero correlation. SSRIs as a category are probably the most common psych drugs overall, same logic applies even more so.