Saturday, November 08, 2014
Robin Williams - Autopsy Reveals Antidepressants
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died by suicide according to a coroners findings.
An autopsy report revealed no alcohol or illegal drugs.
What the autopsy did reveal however is that Williams had concentrations of antidepressants in his system. The media are reporting that "therapeutic concentrations" of prescription medications were found, including two antidepressants.
I had to do a double take. Coroners often use this terminology.
Let's look at the word 'therapeutic'
Therapeutic - producing good effects on your body or mind (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Antidepressant - a drug that is used to relieve or prevent depression in a person (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
And now Williams is dead.
Anyone else see the hypocrisy here?
If antidepressants are prescribed to relieve or prevent depression and they are, as we are told, effective, then why would someone taking them wish to end their own life?
If antidepressants are supposed to produce good effects on your body or mind then, same question, why would someone taking them wish to end their own life?
Now, the flipside.
For years many people from all walks of life have suggested that antidepressants induce suicide, even the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market these drugs have conceded to this fact.
Why then did the coroner return a verdict of suicide for Robin Williams?
Could Williams have killed himself for other reasons than depression?
Why didn't the coroner delve deeper into the antidepressant suicide link?
Why did he not return a verdict that Williams death was induced, or could have been induced by the antidepressants he was taking?
Suicide, maybe so but maybe there was a third party involved here?
The mainstream media are, in the main, running with the headlines that Williams killed himself and no drugs were found in his system. As yet I have not seen one headline in any of the mainstream outlets that have used the headline 'Antidepressants found in Robin Williams system'.
Once again, it's left to bloggers who, no doubt will be labelled 'conspiracy theorists' by prescribing psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies alike.
RIP Robin. You entertained millions, your voice was heard globally. Sadly, your voice has been suppressed in your death by a coroner who had a duty to give you a voice.