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?

2019/11/15 - Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Is Boy Scout, Honors Student — (The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch)

To view original article click here The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch By Paige Austin, Patch Staff Nov 15, 2019 10:23 am PT | Updated Nov 15, 2019 12:47 pm PT The portrait emerging of the teen who allegedly shot five classmates on his 16th birthday seemingly clashes with that of a stone-cold killer SANTA CLARITA, CA […]

2019/10/06 - Mum found daughter’s body after suicide using Find My Phone app — (Metro.co.uk)

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. […]

2019/08/29 - Matthew Bernard, suspect in Blake Bivens family killings, put on suicide watch — (New York Post)

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, […]

2019/08/14 - Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — (heavy.com)

To view complete original article click here heavy.com By Ellyn Santiago Updated Aug 14, 2019 at 4:06pm Police say Santino William Legan, 19, shot and killed three people and wounded several others in a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, according to CBS News. The shooting Sunday night on the final day […]

2019/08/07 - Ohio gunman Connor Betts ‘showed her synagogue shooting video on first date’, says ex-girlfriend Adelia Johnson — (South China Morning Post)

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 […]



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.