Archive for Anxiety

Saying No to Antidepressants: Reasons to Avoid Antidepressants — (A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD )
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist spells out the truth about antidepressants, they are dangerous, unhelpful, misrepresented and they can make you a patient for life.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
Depressed mum strangled autistic son before suicide near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve — (The Straits Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom feels low, diagnosed w. "major depressive disorder", gets antidepressant & tranquilliser, worries unduly about 5-yr-old son, strangles him, kills herself.
Doctor said he had difficulty talking to mum of suicide victim Sophie Parkinson — (The Born and Dundee Evening Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anxious youngster antidepressants, doesn't tell her mum the pills can cause suicidality, respects patient confidentiality, she dies by suicide.
Depressed dad, 47, who lost IT job due to coronavirus pandemic takes his own life — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job in pandemic, is prescribed antidepressant, he appears to be fine but dies by suicide with no warning. Meds not suspected.
Fund launched in memory of Durham University student who took her own life — (The Northern Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, happy young woman given medication for anxiety, attempts suicide and later hangs herself. Everyone shocked and baffled.
Tyrone musician suffered bad reaction to antidepressant, inquest is told — (Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribed drugs known risk of causing suicidality, especially in combination, to musician. GP clearly unaware of issue, man dies by suicide.
GP ‘did not follow guidance’ for suicidal Bristol University student — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Physics student given antidepressants for anxiety dies by suicide. Lack of follow-up appointment blamed.
Film director, 43, who worked with an Oscar-nominee hanged himself shortly after the birth of his baby daughter after work pressures added to his battle with depression — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed film director on antidepressants, becomes anxious, suicidal. Meds no help for 6 yrs, he dies by suicide. Heredity blamed.
Heartbreaking suicide note of mum-of-four who died in post natal depression tragedy — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
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.
Distraught husband shares grief of ‘hardest moment of his life’ after wife’s heartbreaking text before she hanged herself — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Happy, bubbly" mum - until she is treated for post-partum depression - becomes suicidal, unpredictable, unstable, overdoses, self-harms, dies by suicide.
Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.
Bay Area doctor suspended after incident with patient goes viral — (SFGATE)
SSRI Ed note: ER physician unaware that benzodiazapines like Klonapin cause terrible side effects in withdrawal, fails to recognize a young man's related suffering.
SPECIAL REPORT: Derbyshire mum calls for change nearly a year after her beloved son took his own life — (The Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed teen "put through hell", "given endless amounts of medication" deteriorates rapidly, becomes suicidal, hangs himself. Coroner never suspects meds.
Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job. Robert Duhaime’s employer denies bullying, but Workers’ Compensation Board has ruled differently — (CBC)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety and depression is bullied at work, dies by suicide. Medication not considered a potential factor.
Coronation Street actor Kevin Rowley committed suicide after ‘struggling with ageing’ — (The Daily Express)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes diazepam for years, struggles with depression, suicidality yet the drug is reported to have helped him. Dies by suicide.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Family’s anguish over missing student Sophie Smith after revealing she left suicide note before disappearing on Boxing Day — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Student being treated for anxiety and depression disappears after talking of suicide, leaves suicide note. Mother urges others to seek the same "help".
Depressed Greenpeace boss died after stepping into the path of a tube in front of his horrified father as they both returned from visiting his dementia-stricken mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Environmental activist, history of depression, failed marriages, suicide attempts, "responding well to medication" (!?!) steps in front of train, dies.
Rohde murder trial: Susan given sleeping pills after Botox — (The Times Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Stilnox [Ambien, zolpidem]+benzodiazepine by clueless MD dies by suicide at conference with husband, he's charged with murder, staging scene.
Young blogger killed herself over fears she would lose custody of her son — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum on antidepressants for anxiety feels out of control of her life, hangs herself. Coroner records open verdict.
Frank Sinatra’s manager: Meds to blame for failing health — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking Elavil [amitriptyline] is paranoid, unhappy, anxious, loses memory and coordination. No apparent positive effects.
Launceston father and child sex abuse victim stabbed himself after refusing medication and counselling
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for anxiety stabs himself to death in front of parents.
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.
Horrible suffering became too much for Adam Maier-Clayton — (The Windsor Star)
SSRI Ed note: Where do the lies about mental illness, and the damage done "treating" it, lead? To belief there is no recovery. To loss of hope & death of many bright lights.
Tattenhall mother takes her own life after marriage breakdown — (Chester Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist doubles dose of Prozac for depressed woman who is not helped by the drug. She commits suicide, coroner does not suspect the med.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)
SSRI Ed note: Man on SSRIs since teens develops alcohol problems, violent thoughts, starts Paxil in Jan 2017, two weeks later shoots, kills 6 at mosque, cannot explain why.
Canadian Ty Pozzobon’s death a wake-up call for rodeo riders about effects of concussions — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young bull rider suffers multiple concussions, seeks "treatment" from family physician, dies by suicide. CTE 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.
Inquest held into death of tragic mum-of-two and MS sufferer Margaret MacDermott — (The Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with MS gets antidepressant dose increased, jumps off bridge and drowns, coroner records open verdict.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
‘Caring, clever’ teacher fell to her death from viaduct after being ‘overloaded with stress’ at school — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Caring, clever, intellectual" teacher is anxious, gets medication, becomes overwhelmed, paranoid, cannot sleep, dies by suicide. Workload blamed.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Accused Richard Bain testifies about ‘big depression’ – Montreal — (Eastern Ontario Network Television)
An American ISIS Cell: The Story of 3 U.S. Recruits — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Ohio teenager with problems given Lexapro instead of help, joins ISIS, leaves USA, becomes a fighter, dies in Syria.
Murder-suicide third blow for Western dorm — (The London Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, dean's list student "struggling with mental health" accepted to grad school, kills self and mom. As use of meds goes up so do student suicides.
Sarah’s Story — (SSRI Stories)
SSRI Ed note: Married couple with 2 girls almost divorces due to husband's reaction to Celexa. Wife articulates perfectly the danger of SSRI impact on mental state.
Banker killed himself after telling wife of affair — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Shortly before his death a man is prescribed anti-depressants and sleeping pills. "Despite" this, his mental state deteriorates and he commits suicide.
The Unremembered — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Four suicides, three soldiers known to be on antidepressants and other meds. The Canadian military still refuses to connect the antidepressant-suicide dots.
Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied — (The Canton Repository)
SSRI Ed note: College student teen taking Prozac for anxiety due to bullying plans the kidnapping and murder of a 13-yr-old girl.
Nicolla Rushton tragedy: Daughter told her ‘mummy is brightest star in the sky’— (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed single mom taking "lots of medication and tablets" found dead by 3-year-old daughter.
Husband killed wife then himself in South Yorkshire home — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man, happily married 21 years, becomes unduly anxious over a sound financial investment, takes antidepressants, cannot sleep, stabs wife and self to death.
A Straight-A Student Killed Himself After Having A Bad Comedown — (UNILAD)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, 18, uses MDMA, gets suicidal, is prescribed fluoxetine. He commits suicide a few months later, only the illegal drug is suspected.
Woman Dies From Drinking Soda Along With Anti-Anxiety Meds — (Cosmopolitan)
SSRI Ed note: Woman dies after overdosing on Prozac, vodka and pepsi
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
Wife: Man who killed deputy made threats 2 days earlier — (Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young father, normally a kind and responsible man, takes Paxil, is abusive and threatening to wife, gets killed in shootout with police.
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.
Who killed the 20th century’s greatest spy? — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Arms dealer showing effects of severe stress takes antidepressants, jumps from his balcony and dies. Espionage blamed. Coroner finds no evidence of murder.