This Book is about Mass Killing and why it occurs. The author Jacques J. Ohayon, Ph.D., has studied almost every incident that falls into the category of a Mass Killing in which the perpetrator is immediately apprehended or commits suicide since 2016. This group comprises the majority of the incidents going back to the Columbine, Colorado massacre in 1999. How To Prevent Mass Shooting reflects the finding that the majority of Mass Killers are medical patients, more particularly patients receiving psychiatric care and medication from a physician. We find that some perpetrators can be considered treatment failures or suffering from Treatment Resistant Depression.
There is also a great deal of mystery concerning the Killings in that although the pattern of the perpetrators is clear, involving mental illness and patients receiving medication, the possibility that a contributing factor to the incidents is medication is rarely emphasized. Dylan Klebold, one of the two Columbine perpetrators, was never formally identified as a psychiatric patient. Yet, his parents document his continued struggles with mental problems throughout high school leading up to the massacre. Although not profiled directly in the Book, Klebold had many of the signs of a perpetrator documented in "How to Prevent Mass Shooting." Eric Harris, on the other hand, had the antidepressant Fluvoxamine in his bloodstream and was considered a psychopath. Klebold may have stopped his meds at some point, if prescribed.
Even minor side effects are reportable based on FDA guidelines. Yet, when a Mass Killer is on a psychiatric medication, the potential side effects are not considered as correlated. This is despite the suspicion of a causal relationship based on the Black Box Warning on all SSRI medication. "How to Prevent Mass Shooting" offers essential insights based on methodological reviews and lets the reader decide what is occurring at the FDA. Critical issues related to the Pandemic are also covered.
So much has been written about Mass Shooting, but unfortunately, our understanding of the phenomena has been stagnant. "How to Prevent Mass Shooting" changes that by finally documenting what appears to be the possible etiology of the crimes and also possibly suicide. "How to Prevent Mass Shooting" implicates an alternative theory that combines all the incidents over the last thirty years.
"How to Prevent Mass Killing" also describes essential research conducted on biomarkers related to the killings. A pupil distortion or anterior segmentation found in the eyes of the perpetrators, which has been studied since 2016, is discussed with photographs documenting the phenomena. We back up the photographic evidence with descriptions including how estranged fathers have murdered their children, some by stabbing, some with guns, and some by drowning. The work also covers transportation incidents.
I received a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. It was my background in Public Health that motivated me to investigate and try to stop Mass Killings and Mass Shooting.
Due to his ability to conduct epidemiological research, Dr. Ohayon has worked on many interesting cases, some of them are as follows:
Responded immediately to the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 by profiling the co-pilot, predicted that the craft was in an area too deep to be located. I helped direct searches and advised families in China and Malaysia, and helped authorities save resources explaining the plane was likely in waters too deep to recover (2014).
Performed a definitive analysis of the failure to stop the Mexican Gulf Oil Spill, identifying the absence of experts, staff, and equipment from Transocean due to legal barriers; redirected human resources, stopping oil flow from the Deepwater well immediately. (2010)
Helped evaluate where to place resources for the COVID-19 vaccine program, selecting the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines