4 questions fueling anti-antidepressant sentiment 

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Antidepressants have made headlines recently, with far-right-leaning figures such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) suggesting that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have played a role in fueling mass shootings. “Among many other side effects, they can cause suicidal and homicidal thoughts,” Greene wrote on Twitter in May.

In early July, Fox News television host Tucker Carlson noted that “a lot of young men in America are going nuts,” adding that “a shockingly large number of them have been prescribed psychotropic drugs by their doctors, SSRI or antidepressants, and that would include quite a few mass shooters.” Carlson concluded that while SSRIs are “meant to prevent crazy behavior,” there “seems to be a connection” between the drugs and mass shootings. In addition, Carlson claimed that many mass …

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