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.co.uk Harrison Jones Sunday 6 Oct 2019 2:07 pm A heartbroken mother has told an inquest how she used a Find My Phone app to discover her missing teenage daughter’s body. Abi Oliver, 18, died by suicide in a west London park near Chiswick House on 27 January, 2018. […]
To view original article click here The New York Post by New York Post in News August 29, 2019 The Virginia madman accused of killing his mother, sister and 14-month-old nephew is on suicide watch ahead of his initial court appearance early Thursday, authorities said. Matthew Thomas Bernard — the 18-year-old brother-in-law of Blake Bivens, […]
To view original article click here South China Morning Post Tribune News Service Published: 5:56am, 7 Aug, 2019 Betts ‘shared his darkness’ with her after they grew close in social psychology class and bonded over ‘depression humour’ Johnson found it strange when Betts gave her ‘play-by-play’ of video but ‘not too weird’ as they often […]
To view original ad click here Medical News Today Published Friday 8 March 2019 By Catharine Paddock PhD Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Regulators in the United States have recently approved a new prescription-only nasal spray for use against treatment-resistant depression. The FDA have approved a new medication for hard-to-treat depression. The Food and Drug […]
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.