Date: Fri Feb 15 11:11:46 2008

Author: Robert T McQuaid

Subject: NIU shooting


February 14, 2008

Pati Sievert

Subject: NIU shooting

You wrote, inter alia:

> Who knows what goes through the head of someone that
> could do this sort of thing.

Psychotropic drugs.

In just about every multiple campus shooting in the last
decade, the gunman was on psychotropic drugs, or even
worse, had recently stopped using psychotropic drugs.
Withdrawal causes the opposite of the behavioral change
intended for the drug.

Robert T McQuaid
Mattawa Ontario Canada