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

2017/01/09 - Chilling Footage Shows 12-year-old Live Streaming Her Own Suicide on Facebook — (The Daily Starter)

To view original article click here The Daily Starter A 12-year-old girl from Polk County, Georgia live streams her own suicide on Facebook. Identified as Katelyn Nichole Davis, the girl sets up a camera which films her tying her own noose, to putting it around her neck and taking her own life—the live feed lasted […]

2017/01/07 - Family: Shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq — (MSN.com)

To view original article click here   MSN.com January 7, 2017 [Note:  A decorated Iraq veteran, who “received half a dozen medals” before things started to come apart, came home “not feeling too good”, got psychiatric treatment, became extremely paranoid, possibly delusional, and launched this attack.  What could the problem be?  What might make a “serious” […]

2017/01/04 -  Family found shot dead in N.S. home: RCMP — (MSN.com)

To view original article click here MSN.com January 4, 2016 Michael MacDonald, Canadian Press UPPER BIG TRACADIE, N.S. – An Afghanistan war veteran and his wife, mother and young daughter have been found shot to death in a home in rural Nova Scotia. RCMP said Wednesday it appeared a 33-year-old man shot himself, and that […]

2016/12/25 - How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)

Original article no longer available    See also Daily Mail article LSE.CO Friday, 8th June 2007, 15:38 Singer George Michael was sentenced to 100 hours community service and banned from driving for two years today after admitting being unfit to drive. The pop icon escaped a jail term the day before his massive Wembley concert […]

2016/12/17 - Inquest held into death of tragic mum-of-two and MS sufferer Margaret MacDermott — (The Chronicle)

To view original article click here The Chronicle   North East News By Barbara Hodgson 16:00, 17 DEC 2016 Body of the 50-year-old mum was found in River Tyne after she had gone missing from her Fenham family home in Newcastle Missing Newcastle woman Margaret MacDermott Tragic mum-of-two Margaret MacDermott, whose body was recovered from […]



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.