++Antidepressants May Cause Violence in Sleep: Journal Article
First three paragraphs read: "A new study links antidepressant drugs to people who act out violent dreams but U.S. experts say more tests are needed before the drugs should be stopped."
"Dr. R. Robert Auger led a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic to study people who suffered from REM-sleep behavior disorder, also called RBD."
"He found 80 percent of young people who have RBD took antidepressants, a higher percentage than people over 50, the typical age when RBD sets in."
Last night, Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2007, ABC's Nightline featured "Night Horrors: The Perils of Parasomnia". Not one mention was made of the fact that possibly 80% of these people were taking antidepressants. Here is the Website for Nightline's broadcast. http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3919672&page=1
Here is the Website for the article that shows a connection between antidepressant use and violence during sleep.