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?

2017/12/01 - Haunting Instagram diary of girl, 11, who detailed plan to die before suicide — (News Corp Australia Network)

To view original article click here News Corp Australia Network December 2, 2017  6:39am AN 11-year-old girl who was “unhappy with how she looked” posted haunting diary entries on Instagram detailing her plan to die before taking her own life. Milly Tuomey scrawled “beautiful girls don’t eat” across her body in pen before telling friends on […]

2017/11/06 - Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)

To view original article click here Fox News By Travis Fedschun, Greg Norman November 6, 2017 Shocked former classmates who attended middle and high school with Texas church gunman Devin Patrick Kelley described him Monday as being heavily medicated and someone who kept to himself — despite a deluge of posts on his apparent Facebook […]

2017/10/23 - Lonely death of Tantric sex guru and yogi Psalm Isadora leaves disciples with unanswered questions — (news.com.au)

To view original article click here news.com.au October 23, 2017 1:46pm AT just 17 years old, Psalm Isadora broke free from the fundamentalist Christian cult she had been born into and embarked on a wild drug and sex-fuelled journey. Isadora was escaping not only the group’s oppressive lifestyle but also the father who had molested her […]

2017/10/19 - Edmond man, 18, ordered to trial in fatal shooting of stepmother — (The Oklahoman)

To view original article click here The Oklahoman by Kyle Schwab Published: October 19, 2017 5:00 AM CDT Updated: October 19, 2017 5:00 AM CDT An 18-year-old Edmond man charged in the fatal shooting of his stepmother was ordered Wednesday to trial. Joshua Thomas Bryant is charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing Katherine Deena Bryant, […]

2017/10/04 - Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)

To view original article click here The Washington Examiner by Kyle Feldscher Oct 4, 2017, 10:19 AM Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock was prescribed the anti-anxiety drug Valium in June, a drug that has aggressive behavior as a possible side effect. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Paddock was prescribed the medication in June. He was […]



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.