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Majority Say Treating Mental Health, Not Gun Control, Key to Preventing Mass Shootings

Petrus64 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 6:41 PM
Here's a short video documentary that's been making the rounds these last few days regarding the connection between pyschotropic medications and violence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhO0Pul_FcE&feature=player_embedded
psydoc Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 6:52 PM
I appreciate the links, NOTW. My practice partner (when I was practicing) and I always advocated for hospitalization during the initial stages of drug treatment, and that was if there did not seem to be an alternative for stabilization. The "Real Killer" link had a disturbing number of instances where the dosage was far too high, and the patients were not being monitored. I am still watching the video.
Petrus64 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 6:57 PM
And I do appreciate your giving my 'amateur' opinions some respect. While I don't have formal training in health and physiology, I have had a life long learning fascination with the subject. Much like one of the gentelmen in the video, Mike Adams, am a big advocate of holistic approaches to Health, both mental and physical (and spiritual).
psydoc Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 7:06 PM
All opinions are due respect, NOTW, when presented respectfully.

I am both a psychologist and M.D. When I practiced, I advocated a holistic approach to healing. That approach included how the spiritual affected you and those around you. I even believe it affects the entire world.

A new Rasmussen Report shows the majority of Americans believe better treatement of mental health problems is the best and more effective way to prevent mass shootings, not gun control.

Americans want something done following the horrific news from Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, and a plurality believes a greater emphasis on mental health issues will be the most effective way to prevent such tragedies.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Americans believe more action to treat mental health issues will do the most to prevent incidents like...