Bath salts causing crime wave?
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 3:11
- Date Jun 6, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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And -- -- A string of frightening zombie like attacks making science fiction films -- like -- out seem like reality now the CDC is saying that recent crime went across the US may be linked to bath salts.
And these -- assaults have nothing to do with relaxing in the bathtub.
So with all eyes on this cheap widely available new drug just how dangerous are they tear -- Fox's.
The key member of the medical -- doctor Marc Siegel is here doctor -- what is this stuff where he had.
-- it's -- bath salts -- that.
Trying to fool you into thinking it's for the -- it's not.
You can actually buy it and drugstores and and convenience stores you're not supposed to be able to present deviate.
Drug enforcement agency as a ban on and it's illegal in 28 states.
It's variable what's in this bath salts but many of them contain something called MD PV.
Which is a very very powerful Psycho stimulant that can cause your heart rate to go up.
Your blood pressure go up you can have an out of body experience you can get agitated paranoid and psychotic psychotic.
You can get to -- a feeling of -- and certainly.
So what happens to the brain with that cocaine and -- and -- being poured in.
And show how bath salts fill it in and then are trapped in the brain I'll let you explain -- -- -- the position on the panel.
We -- Gretchen -- I -- is exactly the right hormone the brain makes that it's a very powerful hormone but these drugs block.
Getting rid of it from the bring to it builds up more and more and more and -- and effort also like adrenaline building up in the brain.
And as Brian just said you get this feeling of invincibility this feeling of power.
It's also very very unsafe medically because your blood pressure is flying up your heart rate you could have a heart attack on this people die people commit suicide on the stroke.
And it's hard to track them.
And also it's -- long lasting correction this is gonna last a lot longer it's going to be much more intensive makes you think the people who wanna do drugs.
Are gonna go here but the ramifications are -- I've seen some footage to some of these guys were under -- -- like twenty ousted.
To corral them.
One woman was trying to scratches skin off on this this been suicides on this morning attorney could face of another guy -- what we don't know for sure if that the other problem is that there's that fear component here everybody hears about this it's in the media and you think.
This is gonna happen to you next I'm also worried about that but these -- designer drugs that are very very powerful probably the worst we've seen yet what are you worried about with regard to the copycat aspect that.
Well I'm worried about that in the exact point -- just made Gretchen good you know people can think oh.
-- -- -- and even take a bath salts in other words it may catch on to go around attacking people.
Who in just this horrific manner whether they took the drugs or not.
The drugs themselves are extremely dangerous can cause psychosis and death.
But people thinking up or hearing about this in the media and the -- been really responsible about the way it's promoted this can go ahead and attack people.
Bottle violence with these drugs and a lot of violence with people copying the crimes.
Thank you very much doctor Marc Siegel.
We know this is -- not normal -- and that's doctor Keith Kaplan coming up short.
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