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.
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To view original article click here Macleans The Associated Press June 13, 2016 [DRAFT POST PENDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE “BIPOLAR” and bodybuilding. Bodybuilders often take steroids and people diagnosed with bipolar take antidepressants. So let’s wait before we judge whether this was about ISIS, or something else. Dateline NBC with Lester Holt […]
To view original article click here ABC Eyewitness News 13 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 05:30PM HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston police say the suspect in Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in west Houston appeared to be suffering from depression and notes he left behind signaled he might have been dealing with mental problems. Dionisio Garza, 25, drove into […]
To view original article click here News Talk 650 CKOM By Lasia Kretzel August 28, 2015 – 5:31pm Clad in sweatpants, bunnyhugs and soft blankets, with days of hospital stays on their faces, the parents of Ally Krieg diligently watch over their child. In the next room, their 16-year-old daughter lies in a medically-induced coma as her body recovers from […]
To view original article click here The Ottawa Citizen Meghan Hurley, Ottawa Citizen 12.05.2012 Ottawa – In the days after Theresa Lefebvre was viciously attacked with a baseball bat by her husband, her 81-year-old mother was only allowed to see her youngest daughter for a few minutes at a time because Theresa‘s condition was so […]
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:
- Dependence and Withdrawal
- Guide to Stopping Antidepressants
- Medicine Induced Stress Syndromes
Click here to view these and other RxISK.org research papers.