It’s always been interesting to me that in places like China and Korea, where on average there are more kids playing “violent video games”, there are fewer acts of violence linked to video games. You don’t have kids “going nuts” and gunning down schoolmates. Granted, guns aren’t easy to come by in these places, but still…
Then I came across this interesting viewpoint:
Prescription drugs and school shootings
Once again we see the link between antidepressants and violent behavior. I was raising the alarm about this in 1999 following the Columbine schools shootings. At that time we knew that those students were on antidepressant drugs, but the rest of the world didn’t take any notice of it. The rest of the world said, “These drugs are completely safe. They keep these kids happy and in a normal state so they don’t feel depressed.” What they actually do, though, is detach these kids from reality to the point they can go on shooting rampages and not even have a clue that they’re affecting the lives of real people. It basically transforms the world into a video game that these kids play out.