Many people are probably wondering, why didn't Elliot Rogers receive any medical treatment prior to his horrific murders of 7 college students in California? The answer is, he was already taking Xanax and Vicodin. As he wrote in his journal, "To end my life, I will quickly swallow all of the Xanax and Vicodin pills I have left, along with an ample amount of hard liquor" (Link).
One possible side effect from Xanax is mania (Link). Mania often includes "inflated self-esteem or grandiosity" and "excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that have a high potential for painful consequences" (link). In his videos, Eliot Rogers referred to himself as "magnificent" and "the ultimate alpha male". He also said, "I will be god to them".
Many medications include psychosis as a possible side effect (Link). So is it really a coincidence that many of people who have committed school shootings were taking prescribed medications (Link)?
Personally, I used to take antidepressants, and I ultimately found relief through diet and natural supplementation. Read about my experience on antidepressants here!