Archive for Emotional instability/mood swings

Successful businesswoman, 37, killed herself with accidental overdose of anti-anxiety pills — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds has suicidal thoughts, gets in arguments by text in middle of night, takes fatal overdose.
Inquest hears killer mum Samantha Ford had suicidal thoughts but was ‘calmer and more focused’ days before she drowned twins — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Mum prescribed mirtazapine by GP has personality changes, attempts suicide, drowns 23-month-old twins. Nobody saw it coming. Gets 10 yrs in jail.
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.
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.
Generation antidepressant — (ABC Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants by GP since age 7, is violent, suicidal, suffers erratic moods, his mother believes the drugs helpful.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
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.
ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT Drowned After Ingesting Antidepressants And Sleeping Pills — (Blabbermouth)
SSRI Ed note: Guitarist self-medicates with antidepressants prescribes to someone else, believing that he was a manic-depressive (no such thing). Drowns in pond.
Aspiring model stabbed himself to death during drunken row with girlfriend — (METRO)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for "depression and anxiety" drinks vodka, argues with girlfriend, stabs himself to death. Alcohol blamed. Coroner unsure it was suicide.
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.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
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".
Woman with postnatal depression who killed herself ‘let down by NHS’ — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum prescribed antidepressants feels life has lost colour, makes "multiple attempts to kill herself", finally dies by suicide, Depression blamed.
Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen becomes moody at 14, diagnosed bipolar, given multiple psych meds, psychiatrist-cousin talks him into killing her lover. He is charged, convicted.
I’m a narcissist, get me out of here: Jailed man’s appeal — (The Sunshine Coast Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression, bipolar etc uses alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, is suicidal, suffers failed business, shoots ex in face, blames mental illness.
Ghostbusters II Baby Oscar Actor and John Denver’s Nephew Dead of Apparent Suicide After Battle with Mental Illness — (People)
SSRI Ed note: "Upbeat, healthy, witty, kind, outgoing" man, 29, given psych drugs that "took a toll on his personality", dies by suicide, schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband Died by Suicide amid Battle with Bipolar Disorder: ‘I Wanted to Save Him’ — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for years suffers severe mood swings, probably caused by the meds, eventually dies by suicide. So sad and so typical.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD 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.
Kanye West’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper exhibits erratic behaviour caused by his medications, inclusing Lexapro.
‘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.
Teenager hanged herself at boarding school after watching Channel 4 series — (Report UK)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with long history of taking antidepressants becomes emotional watching a TV show on the subject, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.
Glamour model stabbed her boyfriend to death when he sent text saying: ‘It’s over’ — (The Irish Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Former model who drinks and takes antidepressants has serious air rage incident, is argumentative, murders her boyfriend when he decides to leave her.
Girl whose mum put her in a oven begs for her to remain in jail — (Newsgrio.com)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds becomes increasingly unstable, puts 14-month daughter in over on broil, gets 25 years. No parole.
Afghan, 16, arrested in connection with Munich shootings — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: No ISIS, no politics, just a teen with no history of trouble taking medication for anxiety, depression, behind Munich shootings that killed 9.
Orlando shooter was body builder, reportedly bipolar — (Macleans)
SSRI Ed note: Man, history of violence, steroid user,"bipolar", worried he is psychotic, researches psych meds 3 weeks before shooting 103 at Orlando nightclub, killing 50.
Mother of fentanyl overdose victim says bullying led her daughter to drug — (News Talk 650 CKOM)
SSRI Ed note: Parent of suicidal teen (bullying blamed) recognizes harm of fentanyl, but not antidepressants that lower judgement and lead to mental illness and addictions.
Self-confessed monster who killed teacher he met on Plenty of Fish, is jailed for minimum of 26-years — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist describes man on cocaine, diazapan, anti-depressants who murdered teacher as unstable, dissocial, psychopathic. Probably effects of meds.
Andrews family touched by death before fatal shooting — (Greater New Milford Spectrum)
SSRI Ed note: "Squeaky clean" 51-yr-old attorney, depressed by deaths of mother and brother, takes medication, attacks his family, is killed by police.
Alleged killer of Midland Park mom pleads not guilty; bail set at $5M — (NorthJersey.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed / on psych drugs for many yrs has all the worst manifestations. He kills his girlfriend, later attempts suicide. Role of meds never considered.
‘Promising’ student died from antidepressant overdose after recording emotional videos about her boyfriend — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacy student, 18, taking antidepressants has history of suicidality, commits suicide by overdose.
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston’s Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life — (Vice Sports)
SSRI Ed note: Football player, 27, possible CTE, is given antidepressants including Lexapro, has mood swings, rages, suicidal thoughts, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
The Incomprehensibility of Death by Suicide — (Radio-Canada)
SSRI Ed note: Popular hockey player/university student given antidepressants, loses control of emotions, becomes suicidal, stabs himself to death. Depression blamed.
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.
Why is it so hard for young people to find decent mental health care? — (Lacuna Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Angry, undisciplined teen, 17, stops eating, gets Zoloft, behaviour gets worse, she gets suicidal, dose upped, she commits suicide. NHS services blamed.
What did grand jury hear in mysterious Mason death? — (Cincinnati.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac shot and killed, police interrogate husband but grand jury accepts that suicide more likely.
Eureka police retrace final hours before murder-suicide of woman, 6-year-old granddaughter — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
Oklahoma labor commissioner stabbed to death in OKC— (News OK)
Former cattle breeder shot herself in the face after suffering stress when faced with losing her farm — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Rancher under financial pressure takes antidepressant, kills herself with no warning
Southampton mother pleads guilty to killing son, 5, in car blaze, court hears — (Hampshire Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Zoloft acts bizarre, goes missing, attempts murder-suicide by burning her 5-yr-old son and herself in a car. Survives, pleads guilty, committed.
Distraught people, Deadly results – Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on depression medication since the age of 12, enters police station with knife, claims to have a gun, is shot by police. Other stories too.
Elswick couple allegedly murdered by son Martin Ruddy, court hears — (The Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 28, goes on antidepressant drugs, within weeks of starting murders his parents - strangles his mom, stabs his dad.
Edward Covington, who killed his girlfriend and her two children, sentenced to death — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychoactive meds since childhood kills and dismembers woman and her 2 kids, talks to corpse, then hides in closet wearing only underwear.
Alexa-Marie Quinn murder: Father Carl Wheatley found guilty — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Father on psych meds given custody of 4-yr-old daughter. He is "agitated and anxious", angry, beats child to death. Review does not explore role of meds.
Teenager killed himself after his mother disconnected his Playstation — (METRO 82.7)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager, 18, takes Prozac for depression, commits suicide when his mum disconnects Playstation. Mental illness is blamed.
Depression, sex abuse claims drove man to suicide-by-cop, friends and family say — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts antidepressants after relationship break-up, becomes obsessed with suicide, makes numerous attempts, finally gets police to shoot him.
An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: An extreme example of prescribing antidepressants instead of dealing with real problem- no investigation despite evidence of rape of 11-yr-old.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Pathologist testifies at Patricia Hennessey, Nash Campbell inquest — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants and neuroleptic meds loses custody of her 4-yr-old son Nash, kills him and herself the night before she is to hand him over.