Comment: 20% of adults are not committing mass murders...

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20% of adults are not committing mass murders...

....yet according to the American Psychological Association, 20% of adults use some form of psychotropic medication. To try to pin this on the drugs alone, or even in part, is nothing short of completely irresponsible. 1 in 5 adults are not committing mass murders.
There are many fallacies at play here but the most obvious is "post hoc ergo propter hoc" in which a cause is assumed to be the result of an action that precieded it. However, the argument completely ignores a previous cause which is likely similar in most cases among the 20% who take the medication, and that cause is that these people had some form of psychological condition. Isn't it only logical to see that people with pschological conditions are also taking psychotropic drugs? If the murders were committed (and mind you, we aren't talking about a large number here when compared to the 20% of adults taking the drugs)by people with no prior psychological issues, but they were for some reason taking the drugs, then there woudl be cause for concern about the drugs having an overly active part in turning regular people into murders.
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/06/prescribing.aspx

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