according to news reports, he does not remember shooting up the movie theater and was puzzled as to why he was in custody. I recall seeing a documentary on these drugs about an instance where a teen being treated for mild depression took a shotgun to school. He was talked out of shooting anyone. Afterward he claimed he didn't remember doing it. This latest guy, Aaron Alexis, supposedly shot out the tires of a car owned by a contractor who was doing work in his neighborhood a few years ago. The police report says, according to news stories, he claimed to have "blacked out" and remembered none of it.
Besides paranoia, and hearing voices, Alexis was being treated for a sleep disorder. There are lots of reports of people on the latest class of sleep medications doing all sorts of things they do not remember; They raid the refrigerator in their sleep; They paint the front door in their sleep; They go out driving in their sleep. They remember none of it. If I remember right, Lunestra, or whatever the glowing butterfly drug is called, says these things have been reported in the disclaimer during their commercial.
Folks I know, who subscribe to an older reality model, say they believe these drugs leave people open to demonic possession. I don't know about that, but certainly it puts them into a state of consciousness that is not in contact with their normal reality mode.
There is enough history here that I would think doctors would recommend to their patients to put firearms and video games out of reach while they are being treated with these drugs.
If it ever comes out in the press, which I doubt, we will, in all probability, find out Alexis was on an anti-psychotic, an anti-depressant, and a hypnotic-type sleep medication. Or he had just stopped taking them.
Has anyone ever sued the doctor prescribing these meds to someone who killed while under their care?
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