Our Stories

SSRI Stories is a collection of over 6,000 stories that have appeared in the media (newspapers, TV, scientific journals) in which prescription drugs were mentioned and in which the drugs may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence.

This updated site includes the stories from the previous site and new ones from 2011 to date.  We have used a new “category” classification system on the new stories.  We are working back through previously SSRI Stories to bring them into the new classification system.  In the meantime use the search box in the upper right column to search through both the old and the new stories.

SSRI Stories focuses primarily on problems caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), of which Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first.  For more see About SSRIs.   Other medications prescribed as antidepressants that fit the “nightmares” theme of the collected stories are sometimes included.

From the Web


The gunman was a teenager He announced his plan on Facebook He shot two brothers then went to the school and shot more people, killing four He lived in La Loche, where the suicide rate is more than triple the provincial average rate Everyone is surprised that a nice, happy quiet young man like the […]

2016/01/19 - N.Y. mom pleads guilty in drug overdose death of daughter, 6 — (CBS News)

To view original article click here CBS News By Crimesider Staff CBS/AP January 19, 2016, 3:15 PM WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A former nurse has pleaded guilty to charges she caused her 6-year-old daughter’s death from a drug overdose last Easter Sunday. Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Kathleen Dymes of Croton-on-Hudson, New York […]

2016/01/16 - French school teacher had attended psychiatric unit before Alps avalanche tragedy — (International Business Times)

To view original article click here International Business Times By Mark Banham January 16, 2016 12:55 GMT The French school teacher whose pupils were killed during an avalanche on a closed “black run” piste in the Deux Alpes ski resort in the French Alps is to be investigated by authorities after it emerged that he […]

2015/11/29 - Judge says he doesn’t believe defendant intended to kill wife — (Kentucky New Era)

To view original article click here Kentucky New Era By Meredith Willse, New Era staff writer Dec 4, 2014 Judge Andrew Self found a former Fort Campbell soldier accused of murder in shooting death of his wife guilty of second-degree manslaughter Thursday in Christian Circuit Court. The defendant, Michael D. Korolevich, 35, had requested a […]

2015/11/27 - Alabama Girl Medically Kidnapped and Forced on Drugs: Parents Facing Jail for Failure to Pay State Child Support — (Health Impact News)

To view original article click here Health Impact News Published on November 25, 2015 by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff Laine Norris of Alabama had good reason to refuse permission for her 15 year old daughter to be taken to DeKalb County Mental Health Center and be put on anti-depressants, as demanded by Child Protective Services. […]



Adverse reactions are most likely to occur when starting or discontinuing the drug, increasing or lowering the dose or when switching from one SSRI to another. Adverse reactions are often diagnosed as bipolar disorder when the symptoms may be entirely iatrogenic (treatment induced). Withdrawal, especially abrupt withdrawal, from any of these medications can cause severe neuropsychiatric and physical symptoms. It is important to withdraw extremely slowly from these drugs, often over a period of a year or more, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced specialist. Withdrawal is sometimes more severe than the original symptoms or problems.

The following RxISK.org research papers and guides deal with dependence and withdrawal and may be helpful:

  1. Dependence and Withdrawal
  2. Guide to Stopping Antidepressants
  3. Medicine Induced Stress Syndromes

Click here to view these and other RxISK.org research papers.