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?

2018/01/15 - The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)

To view original article click here ET CANADA By Becca Longmire Monday, January 15, 2018 GETTY ET Canada can confirm The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who hailed from  Ireland, has passed away suddenly at 46-years-old.Her publicist released the following statement: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short […]

2018/01/05 - Luebrecht found guilty — (Putnam County Sentinal)

To view original article click here Putnam County Sentinal By Steven Coburn-Griffis, Sentinel Editor Friday, January 05, 2018 6:07 PM OTTAWA — After deliberating for just over six hours a Putnam County jury returned a verdict of guilty in the aggravated murder trial of Michael Luebrecht. The material facts of the case were never in […]

2018/01/04 - Family’s anguish over missing student Sophie Smith after revealing she left suicide note before disappearing on Boxing Day — (The Sun)

To view original article click here The Sun By Carl Stroud 4th January 2018, 1:01 pm  Updated: 5th January 2018, 6:44 pm Cops reveal the 21-year-old had previously discussed taking her own life by walking into the sea HOPE that missing student Sophie Smith might be found alive finally faded today after police revealed that she had left […]

2018/01/03 - Joshua Boyle appears in court, case adjourned until next week — (Global News)

To view original article click here Global News January 3, 2018 9:51 am Updated:January 3, 2018 12:56 pm By Amanda Connolly National Online Journalist Former hostage Joshua Boyle appeared briefly via teleconference in an Ottawa courthouse Wednesday morning as his lawyers asked the judge for more time to come up with plans for seeking bail. Boyle, […]

2018/01/03 - Man who killed Colorado deputy fled mental ward in 2014, document shows — (The Chicago Tribune)

To view original document click here The Chicago Tribune  January 3, 2018, 10:38 AM | DENVER By Dan Elliott,  Associated Press The gunman who killed a Colorado sheriff’s deputy escaped from the mental health ward of a VA hospital in Wyoming in 2014 but was located and returned, according to a Veterans Affairs document obtained […]



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.