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

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?

2018/05/19 - Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)

To view original article click here Perth Now Trevor Paddenburg, PerthNow May 19, 2018 12:00PM TOPICS WA News AustraliaRegional WA MARGARET River grandfather Peter Miles had started taking antidepressant medication just weeks before he shot dead his wife Cynda, daughter Katrina and four grandchildren on their hobby farm. Mr Miles had put on weight in recent […]

2018/05/03 - Joshua Corbett, Sandra Bullock Stalker, Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Wound After Police Standoff — (INQUISITR)

To view original article click here INQUISITR Victoria Miller The actress came face to face with her stalker when he broke into her home in 2012. John Shearer / AP Images Sandra Bullock’s stalker has been found dead after a long standoff with police. Joshua James Corbett, the 42-year-old man who was previously convicted of […]

2018/04/30 - ‘Deceitful and manipulative’ man jailed for 24 years for murdering daughter — (The Argus)

To view original article click here The Argus April 30, 2018 Sophia Peters was strangled by her father, Robert Peters (PA) A wealthy antiques dealer has been jailed for at least 24 years for strangling his seven-year-old daughter. “Deceitful and manipulative” Robert Peters, 56, researched child killers online but kept his murderous plans secret from authorities, […]

2018/04/24 - Medicines for Treating Autism’s Core Symptoms / Autism not associated with violence, advocates say — (Autism Speaks Canada / The Star)

To view original articles click here Excerpts from Autism Speaks Canada website: Medicines for treating autism are most effective when used in conjunction with behavioral therapies. Ideally, medicines are a complement to other treatment strategies… Medicines for treating the three core symptoms of autism – communication difficulties, social challenges and repetitive behavior – have long […]

2018/04/13 - Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)

To view original article click here  The Whitehaven News Published: 13 April 2018 12:00PM Cockermouth Coroners Court Picture: Google Streetview Tributes paid to good friend Karen, 16 Friends have paid tribute to a teenager who died suddenly. Karen Jane Edgar, 16, of Sycamore Garth, Little Clifton, died on April 8 last year. An inquest heard she […]



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.