Marjorie Taylor Greene Tries to Link Medications to Mass Shootings

Following a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about a non-factual link between anti-depressants, the arrested 22-year-old, Robert Crimo, III, and mass shootings.

Police have released little information about Crimo, and his potential use of medications is unknown.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor are drugs typically prescribed to treat depression.

SSRIs “are often used as first-line pharmacotherapy for depression and numerous other psychiatric disorders due to their safety, efficacy, and tolerability,” according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The NCBI also notes that SSRIs have fewer side effects than previously prescribed anti-depressants. Common side effects include sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, weight changes, anxiety, dizziness, xerostomia [dry mouth], headache, and gastrointestinal distress.

Greene continued on Tuesday morning with her hypothesis that drugs were the cause of the Highland Park mass shooting.

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