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

2017/07/07 - Mother accused of stabbing 4 children, husband to death — (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)

To view original article click here WSB-TV 2 Atlanta by: Liz Artz, Tony Thomas Updated: Jul 7, 2017 – 9:33 AM GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Gwinnett County police said a man and four children were found stabbed to death in a Loganville home Thursday morning. When officers arrived at the home on Emory Lane, they […]

2017/07/03 - YouTube star Stevie Ryan ‘totally off anti-depressants,’ grieving death of grandfather just before suicide — (The Mercury News)

To view original article click here The Mercury News By Martha Ross | mross@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 3, 2017 at 3:13 pm | UPDATED: July 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm Stevie Ryan became a YouTube sensation with her video series “Little Loca,” which she parlayed into a more mainstream media opportunity: […]

2017/07/03 - Doctors unable to agree why a girl, 16, believes people are “robots” and “not real” — (The York Press)

To view original article click here The York Press 3 July 2017 CONSULTANT child psychiatrists don’t agree on what the 16-year-old girl who killed Katie Rough suffers from.  But they do agree that her condition substantially affected her thought processes, Graham Reeds QC told Leeds Crown Court. That is why, after discussions at the highest […]

2017/06/23 - Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal — (mybrc tv)

To view original article click here mybrc tv The Associated Press June 23, 2017 4:30pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing a sheriff’s deputy and two other people last month. Little Rock television station KATV reports James Arthur Bowden […]

2017/06/22 - Ghostbusters II Baby Oscar Actor and John Denver’s Nephew Dead of Apparent Suicide After Battle with Mental Illness — (People)

To view original article click here People Mike Miller June 22, 2017 Henry ‘Hank’ Deutschendorf, who played baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II, has reportedly died by suicide at the age of 29.His twin brother William, who also played Sigourney Weaver’s character’s baby Oscar in the 1989 film, confirmed the news online. “It is with great sadness that […]



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.