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
BBC’s “Panorama – A Prescription for Murder?” available on YouTube. Is it possible that a pill prescribed by your doctor can turn you into a killer?
To view original article click here Metro U.K. Jen Mills Monday 1 Oct 2018 5:57 pm A young mother hanged herself after she was sacked from her job at a doctor’s surgery, an inquest heard today. Victoria Pocock killed herself while her partner and their infant son were asleep upstairs. The 27-year-old was found hanging […]
To view original article click here Manchester Evening News By Amy Walker 06:55, 25 SEP 2018 Updated 08:23, 25 SEP 2018 An inquest was told that dedicated Clara Malagon hit a ‘low ebb’ weeks after treating young victims of the Manchester Arena attack A newly-qualified nurse who had a promising career ahead of her took her own […]
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.