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

2017/06/22 - Ghostbusters II Baby Oscar Actor and John Denver’s Nephew Dead of Apparent Suicide After Battle with Mental Illness — (People)

To view original article click here People Mike Miller June 22, 2017 Henry ‘Hank’ Deutschendorf, who played baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II, has reportedly died by suicide at the age of 29.His twin brother William, who also played Sigourney Weaver’s character’s baby Oscar in the 1989 film, confirmed the news online. “It is with great sadness that […]

2017/05/18 - Chris Cornell, Dead of Suicide, Was Guiding Force in Grunge Music — (NBC News)

To view original article click here NBC News by Jon Schupp May 18 2017, 1:11 pm ET Chris Cornell, the Seattle-born rock guitarist who killed himself after a Wednesday concert in Detroit, was a central figure in the 1990s grunge movement and had been one of its most enduring stars. His death at 52 was […]

2017/05/01 - What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)

To view original article click here KXAN By Calily Bien Published: May 1, 2017, 4:54 pm Updated: May 2, 2017, 12:17 pm AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kendrex J. White, 21, is currently in custody accused of going on a deadly stabbing spree on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon. This is what we […]

2017/04/28 - A son’s battle, a family’s fight: Parents grieving son they say was lost in mental health-care system — (The Regina Leader-Post)

To view original article click here The Regina Leader-Post by Pamela Cowan, Regina Leader-Post April 28, 2017 2:00 pm At first glance, a large single black and blue rose tattooed on Wanda Ball’s left leg resembles a bruise. Indeed, the skin art paints a picture of the grieving mother’s emotional pain. But it’s also a public […]

2017/04/23 - EXCLUSIVE: ‘Daddy, please kill me I can’t do this any more’: Meet the CHILDREN prescribed anti-depressants for anxiety that ‘made them suicidal’ — (Daily Mail Australia)

To view original article click here  Daily Mail Australia By Belinda Cleary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 04:22 BST, 23 April 2017 Updated: 10:35 BST, 23 April 2017 Anti-depressants caused suicidal thoughts in children.   As scores of parents join in a class action  Two mothers have spoken out about their children’s adverse reactions to […]



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.