Archive for Akathisia

My Husband’s Suicide: Recognizing Predictors of Police Suicide — (In Public Safety)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of retired police officer who took medication for anxiety, stress which "made things worse", led to suicide, urges others to get "help" too.
Steven Apilado’s Parents Shielded Their Mentally Ill Son From the Law — Until He Murdered One of Them — (The Dallas Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Sexually abused boy, 8, acts out, starts psych drugs, becomes "irritable, angry, violent", diagnosed bipolar, yrs of meds, worsens, permanent damage, kills dad.
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)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer launches class action lawsuit on behalf of children prescribed Aropax (paroxetine), Zoloft, harmed by the medications.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: CEO depressed re: tension with father takes medication, has 1st serious self-harm incident, is hospitalized 2 months, self-harm continues. Depression blamed.
How can antidepressants ruin your life? — (Quora)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has posted a list of the potential negative consequences of taking SSRI and other antidepressants as warning, since most MD.s refuse to see the truth.
QC who worked on Julian Assange case jumped in front of West Hampstead train after being allowed out of private hospital — (Hampstead Highgate Express)
SSRI Ed note: Wikileaks "brilliant" barrister treated for depression, suffers withdrawal, medication changed, leaves him shaking, dies by suicide. Coroner finds not suicide.
Study finds certain antidepressants may double suicide risk in children, adolescents — (FirstWordPharma)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane meta analysis finds that SSRIs double risk of suicide, aggression for young people.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
Strafrechtelijke bijwerkingen: Verhoogde kans tot het begaan van een moord? Criminal side effects [of paroxetine]: increased chance of committing a murder? — (Criminal side effects: increased chance of committing a murder?)
SSRI Ed note: Two Dutch cases of murders in which paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil) was deemed to have played a crucial causal role.
Lexapro Maker Must Face Claims Tied to Suicide — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has akathisia on Paxil, switched to Lexapro, gets worse, dies by suicide. Forest motion arguing preemption is denied.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (
New Epidemic — (
SSRI Ed note: Dr Lucire examines trends in suicide, violence related to antidepressant and other psychoactive drug use.
Generic Paxil Suicide – Judge Rules Widow’s Case Can Move Forward against GSK — (Baum Hedlund)
Increased alcohol use on Cymbalta — (Steady Health)
Prozac and Zyprexa Murdered My Son — (Bryan's Mom)
Double murderer jailed for life in WA — (The Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor stabs a couple to death, claims NCR at trial, court does not accept. News report does not identify problem med as SNRI.
Who Cares in Sweden? A Documentary Trilogy — (ARTIMUS Film)
When Medicating Kids Goes Very, Very Wrong — (Blog Her)
Anti-depressants ‘led to suicide’ — (Eastbourne Herald)
$3.02M Verdict In Paxil case — (Albuquerque Journal News)
SSRI Ed note: Family of woman who killed herself on Paxil sue health provider, GSK, jury awards $3.02 million against provider, judge excludes GSK from suit.
Report sheds new details in Rodrick Dantzler’s murder spree that killed 7, note he left to his mother — (Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man who tried to get help for depression but medication "didn't work" goes on rampage, killing 7, finally dies shooting self in head.
Antidepressant-induced akathisia-related homicides associated with diminishing mutations in metabolizing genes of the CYP450 family — (DovePress Journal)
Defense: Stewart doesn’t remember nursing home shooting — (WRAL)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse prescribes man, 46, Lexapro, Xanax, Ambien. 2 days later he shoots 11 nursing home residents in a zombie-like state, 8 die. He gets life.
Coroner calls for urgent anti-depressant inquiry after doctor blames drug for mother’s suicide — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Citalopram makes depressed woman's condition worse, doctor ups dose and she hangs herself.
SSRIs Render Unfriendly Skies — (
Horror comes home: Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder — (Canadian Family Physician)
Glaxo, Paxil and the Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cover-up: Drug Implicated in Suicide of Priest — (CBS News)
Doctor’s doubts on antidepressant treatment—(Gazette live)
Nasty effects as patients quit drug—(The New Zealand Herald)
Police fury at sentence—(The Mercury)
Murderous voice was Satan, mom said — (
POLICE, called to a reported suicidal man, found themselves confronted by an agitated knife-wielding man demanding to be shot, a court has heard.—(
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants engages in standoff with police, claims he wants to be shot, He is charged, released on Community Based Order.
About-face on drug danger advice—(The New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac dies by suicide, mum Maria Bradshaw successfully lobbies to stop New Zealand regulator issuing misinformation. Psychiatrist John Werry objects.
Fresh-faced killer who brought a chilling carnage to the suburbs—(The Scotsman)
SSRI Ed note: German student taking antidepressants shoots fires 100 rounds and kills 15 young students at his former school, then kills himself.
The Suicide Rush — (CounterPunch)
SSRI Ed note: Two Iraq Vets on Klonapin, Geodon, Clonodine, Remeron, Prozac, other meds suffer serious side effects,, attempt suicide, one succeeds.
When Children Commit Suicide — (The Daily Beast)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants excaerbate childrens' problems, can make them suicidal, but everyone is determined not to blame the meds.
A killer’s torment: Sentencing for father who killed daughter — (B.C. Local News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, neuroleptics on-and-off, no history of any problem, decapitates his toddler daughter, is charged, convicted jailed.
Federal Judge Reverses Preemption Ruling in Indiana Paxil Suicide Case — (ExpertClick)
SSRI Ed note: Beloved Catholic priest, never suicidal, takes Paxil, gets akathesia, is paranoid, kills himself after mass one day, his sister sues GSK.
Man sentenced to 3 years in prison after Lake Paradise standoff — (The Journal-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man has friends die, doctor prescribes antidepressant, causes severe reaction, akathisia, he fires shotgun and has stand-off with police. Charged.
‘I Didn’t just Cross a Line I Tripped Over an Edge’: Experiences of Serious Adverse Effects with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use — (University of Auckland)
SSRI Ed note: Research participants describe becoming aggressive, angry, revved up, out of control and suicidal on paroxetine (Paxil) and Prozac.
Report describes what led to killing — (The Herald-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, other meds becomes forgetful, spaced out, job performance slips, she shoots her manager, shoots herself in the head, dies.
Swedish Data Shows Suicides Strongly Associated With Antidepressant Drugs — (Sepp Hasslberger)
SSRI Ed note: >80 per cent of suicides reported in Sweden in 2006 were committed by persons under psychiatric drug treatment, over 50 per cent had taken antidepressant drugs.
Refuge for mentally ill young adults, Daniel’s Place also helps families cope — (The Monterey Herald)
SSRI Ed note: One young man has life destroyed by neuroleptics, dies by suicide (all too common), another given antidepressants which cause restlessness and insomnia.
Stopping mental health medication isn’t always easy — (Fosters)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who believes in mental illness keeps trying psych drugs that don't work; she attributes all improvements to the meds.
Doctors Fail to Recognize Life-Threatening Serotonin Syndrome — (Cure Zone)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 4, heavily medicated with psychoactive drugs since 2 1/2, dies of seratonin syndrome.
My heart feels like it will come out of my body’ — (The Times)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed CEO becomes suicidal, depression worsens on Prozac, other meds.
GILES v. WYETH, INC. — (Leagle)
SSRI Ed note: Widow sues Wyeth when Effexor causes her husband to commit suicide. Wyeth files motion to dismiss, judge denies it.
Drugs might breed violence; Attacks on staff rise at Western State Hospital — (The News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Washington hospital finds that increasing use of SSRI antidepressants and certain neuroleptics increases patient agitation, aggression, violence.
Warning: giving up smoking can seriously damage your health — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man quitting smoking has an extreme negative reaction to Zyban (bupropion, or Wellbutrin) manages to hang on and avoid disaster.