I would not be alive if I were not on antidepressants, so the “All Antidepressants Are Bad” mantra which this particular author apparently adheres to annoys me immensely. Fact is, the outstandingly vast majority of people on antidepressants do NOT commit homicide, or other acts of violence, and this article overlooks that crucial fact. As for suicide–well, Mr. Brennan, if I were not on MAOIs–a class of antidepressants created in the 60’s–I would have committed suicide 25 years ago. In fact, while I was on–literally–trial for my life, seeking help for my overwhelmingly severe depression w a variety of fruitless antidepressant “trials”, I attempted suicide four times, b/c nothing whatsoever had yet helped me, and I lost all hope. It is, in my belief, therefore every bit as dangerous to vastly OVERprescribe antidepressants (as is currently done) as it is to cut off a patient’s medications, since many people DO depend, as I do, on their antidepressants for their lives. There is so much stigma about depression and taking meds for it to begin with, and now we have to hear how antidepressants are turning people into homicidal maniacs, as well, from authors w extreme views, like this one. Surely this author could at least have mentioned that becoming a mass killer while on mood disorder medications is not only horrifying, it is also incredibly rare. B/c of how depression and other disorders affect the brain, and how little we know about this correspondence (for instance, who is to say that it is not the condition of the brain, and not the medical treatment, which causes a patient to become violent?) There is no actual proof to substantiate the author’s claims that antidepressants are, indeed, always the culprits in these cases. An irresponsibly one sided article–but I expect nothing more from this site.