Archive for Depression

Naomi Judd Opens Up About Battle With ‘Life-Threatening’ Depression — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular oountry singer, long-time user of every type of antidepressant, none help,, blames "treatment resistant" depression, dies by suicide.
Thomas Schreiber found guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "major depressive disorder" drifts through life, resentful and critical, during lockdown snaps, murders step dad and almost kills his mom.
Whitworth father-of-two found dead by his children — (Lancashire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants on and off, dies by suicide a few days after starting them again.
Murder Suicide Pact in Texas: Two Teenage Brothers Kill Family, Then Themselves — (102.9 KARN News Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers "battling depression" with antidepressants that no longer work carry out an agreed plan to kill themselves and their entire immedaite family.
Tragedy of mum who took her own life after lockdown left her isolated and scared to go outside — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who takes antidepressants since relationship breakdown becomes apathetic, fearful, suicidal, makes 2 suicide attempts, 2nd succeeds. COVID blamed.
New details emerge after ‘evil’ West Virginia mum Oreanna Myers kills five children — (7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Openly suicidal woman "battling depression" kills 5 kids, sets house on fire, kills herself while partner away. No real motive, witchcraft mentioned.
Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
A&E doctor, 29, hanged herself after 12-year battle with alopecia and depression — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Talented physician / musician, on antidepressants for over 10 years, gets dose doubled, drinks alcohol, dies by suicide.
Grieving mother feels her transgender daughter was ‘let down’ by mental health services in Bristol — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young trans woman prescribed antidepressants is suicidal, she wants DBT but not available, goes through gender reassignment, 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.
Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules suicide.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
To view original article click here Sister says Rodney Levi, Mi’kmaw man shot and killed by N.B. RCMP, was a ‘jokester’ with the ‘biggest heart’ — (APTN National News)
SSRI Ed note: Mi’kmaw man on antidepressants (possibly in withdrawal) has manic episode, runs at police who taser, then shoot him dead. Sister thinks he needed psych meds.
Chorley teenager took her own life after battling mental health problems since the age of seven — (The Lancashire Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants after break-up with boyfriend diagnosed with recurrent depression, has suicidal thoughts, hangs herself in woods.
This Morning star Ruth Langsford’s sister took her own life after battle with depression — (Extra.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants for years, depressed for years, dies by suicide.
Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Is Boy Scout, Honors Student — (The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch)
SSRI Ed note: "Quiet", "kind", athletic, popular teen loses father, is "depressed", 2 yrs later shoots fellow students and self at school. Everyone shocked, no explanation.
A cry for help summoned the police — and ended in his death
SSRI Ed note: Man, on antidepressants since starting high school is chronic depressed, suicidal with other negative side effects, police called to help, shoot, kill him.
No libido, no hope, but Nicola Gobbo not feeling ‘particularly guilty’ — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Double-dealing lawyer treated with "powerful" antidepressants deteriorates, loses interest, loses hope, libido. No emotion.
Ohio gunman Connor Betts ‘showed her synagogue shooting video on first date’, says ex-girlfriend Adelia Johnson — (South China Morning Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, cocaine, goes on shooting spree, killing 9, wounding "dozens". Mental illness blamed.
RFK granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, died of drug overdose — (MSN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Mental illness system (sad adolescent prescribed fluoxetine, causing worse problems, more drugs cause suicidality etc) claims another victim.
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.
Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)
SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE 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.
A&E turned away man who then killed himself and wife, inquest told — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: GP gives man antidepressants, he does not want to keep taking them, has psychotic episode, kills wife and self. Med non-compliance blamed. Role of AD ignored.
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.
Tragic dad’s final phone call to wife before walking into traffic on M62 — (The Hull Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes antidepressants for suicidal man, he takes them, later kills himself. Coroner notes "neither drugs or alcohol played a part in his death". Really?
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
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.
Increase in depression, suicide risks linked to simultaneous use of common prescription drugs — (The Springfield News-Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Study published in JAMA reveals that many drugs can cause "depression", the more of these drugs taken, the higher likelihood, severity of negative effects.
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
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.
Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist treats businessman with medication for anxiety, he gets much worse, drives jeep into building killing 2. Conclusion? he needs psychiatric help.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)
SSRI Ed note: Man sad about loss of son, lack of work takes antidepressants, gets worse, less "rational", after a few weeks murders his family, kills himself.
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.
Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student has a down period, is prescribed antidepressants. Hangs herself, dies, without warning.
Mariah Carey reveals her battle with bipolar disorder — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes medication to control "bipolar" - a condition often diagnosed to explain a manic reaction to antidepressants - encourages others to get "help".
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.
Fidel Castro’s son, a bookish nuclear scientist, commits suicide — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Eldest son of Fidel Castro is hospitalized for depression following his father's death, gets treatment as outpatient (antidepressants), dies by suicide.
Joshua Stimpson trial hears more evidence in Molly McLaren Dockside murder case — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking his bipolar medication, stalks his ex-girlfriend, stabs her to death 75 times. No emotion. Jailed for life.
The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)
SSRI Ed note: Performer stressed by split with husband gets psychiatric medication for depression, bipolar, has air rage incident (no alcohol), in Jan 2018 "dies suddenly".
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".
‘I Want it to Stop’: At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat. — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Two teens put on antidepressants which make them suicidal, depressed, anxious. After failed attempt youngest dies by suicide. Parents fail to spot the cause.
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.
Lonely death of Tantric sex guru and yogi Psalm Isadora leaves disciples with unanswered questions — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Sex teacher dies by suicide in withdrawal from Xanax, other substances.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)
SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
Mother accused of stabbing 4 children, husband to death — (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving mother, wife", "depressed" over father's death, starts to behave bizarrely, murders husband and 4 "great and happy" kids. No motive. Antidepressants?
YouTube star Stevie Ryan ‘totally off anti-depressants,’ grieving death of grandfather just before suicide — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: Utube star with history of depression, taking medications that stop working, stops taking all antidepressants, dies by suicide after death of grandfather.