Loughner remains calm, quiet at Tucson hearing - San Antonio Express-News: "Loughner's medications include the sedative Lorazepam, the antidepressant Wellbutrin and Risperidone, a drug used for people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe behavior problems.he is defective, but no worse than dick cheney, and he's out hawking his bestselling, self-justifying memoir of how he lied and killed with impunity.
If Loughner is later determined to be competent enough to understand the case against him, the court proceedings will resume. If he isn't deemed mentally fit at the end of his treatment, Loughner's stay at the facility can be extended. There are no limits on the number of times such extensions can be granted.
If doctors conclude they can't restore Loughner's mental competency, the judge must make another decision. If he finds there's no likelihood of Loughner being restored to competency, he can dismiss the charges.
In that case, state and federal authorities can petition to have Loughner civilly committed and could seek to extend that commitment repeatedly."
loughner's strange brew of medications includes:
Lorazepam is used to relieve anxiety. Lorazepam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation. Lorazepam comes as a tablet and concentrate (liquid) to take by mouth.
Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year).
Risperidone is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) in adults and teenagers 13 years of age and older. It is also used to treat episodes of mania...
no wonder that loughner is chillin' now, if they're pumping him full of this kind of mixture. chemically induced happiness and contentment is a critical component of our collective well-being these days, but usually we attain the desired state with a bit less-potent concoction -- like alcohol and the NFL, with some prozac thrown in for good measure for the little lady who's lost the joy of life.
by the time he goes to the death chamber, jared lee loughner will be rolling on the floor and laughing his ass off. what could be more appropriate in the land of opportunity?