A man who shot and killed his ex-wife outside a McDonald’s in Parker last December and then took his own life had taken the antidepressant nortriptyline, according to an autopsy report.
Royer reportedly was having emotional and financial problems at the time of the double killing. So how does a depressed individual turn violent?
Antidepressants have long been linked to violence. Nortriptyline is known to cause hostility, aggression, agitation, confusion, hallucinations and delusions.
It also can cause worsening depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and suicide.
Research studies, warnings from international regulatory authorities, and reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the harmful side effects of antidepressants and other psych drugs can be accessed through CCHR International’s psychiatric drug side effects search engine.
WARNING: Anyone wishing to discontinue antidepressants or other psychiatric drugs is cautioned to do so only under the supervision of a competent medical doctor because of potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
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