Questions have been circulating about whether Adam Lanza had been taking psychotropic medications. We hope that the inquiry into the mass murder will determine what psychotropic medications he may have been on. Meanwhile, Catherine Clarke and Jan Evans research paper “Neuroleptic Drugs and Violence” is archived on Madinamerica, and may shed further light on why this question arises in the context of these terrible events.
Of Further Interest:
Asperger’s Is a Red Herring to Explain the Newtown Massacre (New York Magazine)
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