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Johnny Lewis

Drugs Triggered

Psychotic Break

9/28/2012 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0927-johnny-lewis-2Johnny Lewis was a good guy whose life changed forever earlier this year -- after a very bad experience with drugs ... sources close to Lewis' family tell TMZ.

We're told the "Sons of Anarchy" star was "mentally healthy" -- until an episode early this year, when he dabbled with an undisclosed drug. Our sources say the incident triggered a "psychotic break" and he never recovered from it.

Family sources tell us ... after the episode Johnny changed dramatically -- he became mentally unstable and began to "self-medicate" to deal with the problem.

The family says doctors told them Johnny's condition was classified as "co-occurring disorders."  Translation -- by abusing drugs to treat the mental condition, Johnny was simultaneously troubled on 2 fronts.

As for the nature of the mental disorder -- family sources say they were never able to get Johnny stable enough to get a clear diagnosis.

As for the landlady's murder -- they do not believe it was triggered by a drug-fueled rage. We're told doctors had given Johnny medicine to stabilize his condition and when he was taking it he seemed fine, but when he got out of jail 6 days before the murder, they believe he stopped taking his meds and became extremely unstable and violent.

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31.

KenzieQ    

pffffft this is such bs. The Lewis family needs to stop worrying about their dead son's reputation and show some sympathy and compassion for the family of Catherine Davis.

721 days ago
32.

Mary McC    

The below quotes from this article make no sense, especially coming from a family of Scientologists who adhere to Scientology practices of being antagonistic to the mental health industry and psychiatrists in particular.

"As for the nature of the mental disorder -- family sources say they were never able to get Johnny stable enough to get a clear diagnosis.

As for the landlady's murder -- they do not believe it was triggered by a drug-fueled rage. We're told doctors had given Johnny medicine to stabilize his condition and when he was taking it he seemed fine, but when he got out of jail 6 days before the murder, they believe he stopped taking his meds and became extremely unstable and violent."

A scientologist would blame the incident as caused by the meds, and then sue the doctor and manufacturer.
Unless they used one of their alternative practitioners like deceased Scientologist Elle Perkins did, who failed to appropriately treat her son's Schizophrenia, esulting in him murdering her. Google it. There was a 60 Miniutes or 20/20 show done on this a few years back.

Scientology and his parent's adherence helped make a monster out of Lewis.

Condolences to Ms. Smith's family. R.I.P.

721 days ago
33.

janet    

Murdered an 81 year old woman mutilated her cat, kills himself. Just don't let that get back to the cable show 'fronting as legit'. Next.

721 days ago
34.

scoopie    

Wonder if that song Katy Perry allegedly wrote about him (Ur so gay) and/or breaking up with her put him on this destructive path.

721 days ago
35.

Waaaaah    

Anything his family says is unreliable, if not straight up fiction, since they're $cientologists.

721 days ago
36.

LANZOH    

If only he had died alone, but no, he had to take the life of this woman, someone's mother, grandmother, sister, friend.

721 days ago
37.

Stacie    

If someone knew that this jack hole was off his meds and acting erratic before this. Why did no one say anything. Hope they are really happy with and can live with themselves now. I know if I saw ANYTHING I would have 911 on speed dial

721 days ago
38.

Jennifer    

I bet he did Bath Salts! That stuff be makin' people go insane!!!

721 days ago
39.

Adevarul    

this is what happens when Hollywad types "dabble" in drugs. Innocent people pay the price. Justice is that this dbag hasn't hired some equally dbag liar, er lawyer to get him off the murder charge.

721 days ago
40.

Truth    

Scrolling down and having to read the headline and see the picture of this guy is like staring at a turd floating in a toilet. FLUSH already TMZ...enough with this puke! Move on, next, let go, gtfo already!!!

721 days ago
41.

kitnplayn    

That's because the drug dealers have made drugs glamorous, because they want your money. Crystal meth actually attacks the central nervous system, and physiological symptoms include headaches, convulsions, cardiovascular problems, and an increased risk of serotonin syndrome. This syndrome can involve any of the following symptoms: agitation, confusion, irritability, altered consciousness, weakness, muscle rigidity, fever, sweating, shivering, trembling, hypertension, convulsions, and cardiovascular collapse. Yeah, drugs are cool. How stupid do you have to be to take drugs when you know all the information? Pretty freakin' stupid.

721 days ago
42.

breezy    

Glad he's dead .... Loser

721 days ago
43.

Lydia    

Maybe they didn't let him have his needed medication in jail?

721 days ago
44.

VictoriaGirl    

Here we go with the excuses. He didnt murder this woman and a cat because of drugs, he did it because he is evil and he just happened to be on drugs at the time. The drugs didnt make him do jacksh!t.

721 days ago
45.

nachomama    

This reminds me of the time I went into a psychosis from a drug I tried. I'll never forget being convinced my cat had a bomb in her. Thank GOD for meds and recovery!

721 days ago
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