ProzacNation1 (2)Commentary: America’s obsession with guns and drugs (especially antipsychotic drugs) will likely get worse in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre. The problem with guns and antipsychotic drugs is they adversely effect the way people think and relate to each other — making Newtown type tragedies more rather than less likely.

Millions of America’s youth have developmental disabilities (not necessarily a mental illness), and many of them are being given antipsychotic drugs, for practical reasons to control their behavior — even though the long term effects are not known and side effects can be deadly. This is one of the great injustices of our time, and is likely to have contributed to Adam Lanza acting as he did.