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.

Behind the scenes at the NHS

SSRIstories is dedicated to posting news articles about antidepressant problems.  Many of us have long suspected that many suicides and homicides in the news are medication-induced even though medication is never mentioned, and where no contributory role is suspected by officialdom.  There is a U.K. organization called Hundredfamilies  (http://www.hundredfamilies.org/ ).  It is concerned about homicides committed by people who are mentally ill, and wants the government to do more to prevent these deaths.  In fact, the NHS often does review or investigate such cases, where a perpetrator was receiving mental health care from them.  These independent reviews offer a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes.  See more …..


From the Web

2016/09/09 - Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)

To view original article click here Ottawa Magazine BY JUDY TRINH POSTED SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 4:53 PM The house lights were off on that cold winter’s evening, but there was little else to warn Jon Corchis of the horror within as he returned home from work. The IT consultant was slightly annoyed at himself for […]

2016/09/02 - The Pill That Steals Lives – One Woman’s Terrifying Journey to Discover the Truth About Antidepressants — (Amazon)

To read more comments on this amazing book, click here By Amazon Customer on 28 August 2016 Format: Kindle Edition This book is exceptional. It is full of bravery in that Katinka challenges Big Pharma head on. It’s ambitious in that it questions what depression even means – and how it could be confronted without medication. […]

2016/08/31 - Behind the Scenes at the NHS

SSRIstories is dedicated to posting news articles about antidepressant problems.  Many of us have long suspected that many suicides and homicides in the news are medication-induced even though medication is never mentioned, and where no contributory role is suspected by officialdom.  There is a U.K. organization called Hundredfamilies  (http://www.hundredfamilies.org/ ).  It is concerned about homicides […]

2016/08/30 - Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs — (GreenMedInfo)

To view original article click here GreenMedInfo Posted on: Tuesday, August 30th 2016 at 3:15 pm Posted By: GMI Reporter.  Originally published on TheFreeThoughtProject.com. Author: Justin Gardner After years of growing concern, the California state auditor has produced a damning report describing how the state’s 79,000 foster children are being drugged with psychotropic medications at abnormally high rates. […]

2016/08/29 - Attorney for teen accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself raises questions about antidepressant — (The Boston Globe)

To view original article click here The Boston Globe 08/29/16 By Allison Manning July 29, 2016 Taunton, MA  Bristol County Juvenile Court…Michelle Carter, Plainville, in court today to face charges of encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide in 2014. (George Rizer for the GLobe) for METRO attys CORY MEDEIRA LEFT AND JOE CATALDO RIGHT Michelle […]


 

Warning

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.