Archive for Lack of emotion

College prof charged with killing baby — (The Pocono Record)
SSRI Ed note: Respected, competent professor takes antidepressants, kills her baby daughter with a knife to prevent her "suffering". Charged with murder.
Ex-boyfriend ‘strangled former partner to death in front of her son, 3, after she started seeing another man’ — (247 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants brags in pub that he will murder his ex. 2 days later he stabs her to death in front of her 3-yr-old.
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.
Former Firefighter Accused of Trying to Kill Wife in Murder-for-Hire Plot — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication, "not the same" since fatal fire (likely put on meds then), attempts to hire hit man to kill wife. He cannot explain, says not like him at all.
Oklahoma woman arrested after allegedly stabbing infant — (Stillwater News-Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom recently diagnosed with post-partum depression (= antidepressants) stabs husband and baby.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
Family of West Point cadet who died by suicide blames medical negligence at Portland VA — (Task & Purpose)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac by VA after ankle injury becomes suicidal, anxious, reports that the med is the problem, is ignored, dies by suicide. Parents sue.
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.
Boy, 15, who attempted to murder woman he met online exposed to extreme porn from young age — (The Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on Prozac has energy surge, develops serious violent thoughts, attempts to murder a woman he meets online. Parents realize the SSRI is the problem.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
Man stabbed wife to death in shower in real-life Psycho attack then joked with police when they arrived — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Financier, no history of vio;ence, takes antidepressant, files to divorce wife of 30+ years, stabs her to death in shower, calls police and jokes with them.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Risperdal, Lexapro, drugged since age of 12, opens fire at e-sports tournament, killing 2, wounding 10, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Liverpool soldier killed himself weeks after suicide of friend with PTSD — (The Liverpool Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran consumed by anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, suicide attempts. Perhaps hismeds did more than "numb" him.
Dutch Court Rules for Plaintiff – Seroxat (Paxil) Psychological Damage — (Bob Fiddaman Blog)
SSRI Ed note: GP puts 14-yr-old boy on high dose of Seroxat after father dies. He attempts suicide 6 times, becomes hostile, emotions dull. As adult he sues GSK, wins.
‘Deceitful and manipulative’ man jailed for 24 years for murdering daughter — (The Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for depression attempts suicide twice, later plans and carries out murder of beloved daughter, 7. Reminiscent of David Carmichael case.
Iowa vs Noah Riley Crooks — (IOWA gov’t records)
SSRI Ed note: Young teen, on psych meds for several years, shoots and kills his mother for no apparent reason, attempts to rape her. Gets adult sentence, 50 yrs.
He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
SSRIs & why I handed in my gun — (MINDS.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman is prescribed Celexa / citalopram following death of Dad, she develops thoughts of killing the family of a man she felt disrespected her.
Darlington mom sentenced to 120 years for murdering her children — (The Journal & Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with depression becomes "unemotional", kills her children and attempts suicide the same month. 99.9% chance she took antidepressants.
Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was ‘The Little Engine That Could,’ Mom Says — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Man, diagnosed/drugged as teen breaks into neighbours' house, court forces meds on him, he stabs random med student in library, killing her. Disoriented.
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.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26. Mental illness blamed.
Woman says calling from satanic practice led her to stab mother to death — (ABC7 Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants viciously stabs her mother to death, says she felt nothing, she is found not guilty by reason of insanity.
‘Life is an illusion’: RML junior doctor fighting depression found dead in Delhi flat — (Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young doctor subjected to ECT, antidepressants feels detached, loses motivation, decides to hang himself, leaves note, role of meds not recognized.
Mental health care and rising suicides in UK prisons — (Aljazeera)
SSRI Ed note: As more prisoners are diagnosed bipolar, depressed ->drugged, suicide rate climbs. Researchers see link to mental illness, not to meds.
Doctors unable to agree why a girl, 16, believes people are “robots” and “not real” — (The York Press)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, prescribed fluoxetine for anxiety, depression suffers psychosis, kills girl, 7, within month. "Emerging schizotypal" disorder, not Prozac, blamed.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to all charges in killing of 8 seniors — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, neuroleptics, has periodic urges to kill people ("red surges"), acts on them, feels terrible guilt, turns herself in.
Father of Kirkersville killer discusses son’s past, events before shootings — (10 WBNS)
SSRI Ed note: Man on meds for "bipolar" for 2+ decades is aggressive, angry, can't concentrate, shoots and kills 3 people and himself. Father says he would never do drugs.
Surviving the brutal murder of businessman Morgan Huxley — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, diagnoses, no history of violence, on fluoxetine., weaned off Seroquel, follows a stranger home, sexually assaults, stabs him to death 28 times.
Shock as trust admits failings at woman’s inquest — (The Portsmouth News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman feels bad after work complaint, seeks help for depression, gets meds, they don't work, she becomes suicidal, overdoses, later dies by suicide.
Jayme Pasieka went on a murderous rampage and his victims’ families may never know why — (The Edmonton Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed antidepressants for insomnia, anxiety, starts behaving strangely, later has a psychotic breakdown, stabs 5, killing 2. Gets life.
Forensic psychiatrist testifies at Leslie Black hearing — (Prince Albert Now)
NC teen who beheaded mom released from mental health site a week earlier, source says — (The Charlotte Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.
Ex-Fort Carson soldier admits to killing man in botched robbery — (Colorado Springs Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Ex-soldier diagnosed with PTSD, on medication for depression and anxiety, breaks in to a home with plans to steal, stabs a man to death. Gets 45 - 60 yrs.
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.
Bludgeoned ARU lecturer says she did not want hammer attack husband charged with attempted murder as he appears in court for sentence — (Cambridge News)
SSRI Ed note: "Devoted" husband, never violent, gets antidepressant, bludgeons sleeping wife, is locked up. Depression blamed, Court orders him to continue treatment.
With An Ex Behind Bars, A White Knight Learns He Can’t Save Everyone — (KNKX)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with troubled past taking Paxil murders a man, gets 30 years.
DeLand man guilty in strangling, stabbing death of girlfriend — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man in Adderall withdrawal, recently started Zoloft, "snaps" during argument with girlfriend, strangles, stabs her to death. Involuntary intox argument fails.
1 in 6 US adults say they have taken psychiatric drugs, report says — (The Bennington Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds that 12% of Americans - more than 1 in 8 - over age 18 are on antidepressants, most of them long term.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
Attorney for teen accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself raises questions about antidepressant — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage couple both take citalopram, he is suicidal, she encourages him to kill himself, and he does. She is charged.
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.
Cold-case murder of Kathryn Laird in Montana will be featured on “Dateline” — (3 KRTV)
SSRI Ed note: Former lawyer on antidepressants, exhibits violent temper, convicted of strangling and drowning his wife. Gets 100 years.
Police: ‘Very lackadaisical’ driver charged in fatal crash had double dose of antidepressant in system — (The News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, 73, on antidepressants causes fatal crash, appears unconcerned.
Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband ‘suffer’ — (Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Treatment for depression in 2012 starts "downward spiral" for loving mom, with suicide attempts, marriage destroyed. Shoots daughters. Killed by police.
Woman accused of killing mother outside Eastpoint Mall was awaiting trial on charges she stabbed husband — (Baltimore Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on several antidepressants stabs husband as he sleeps, later has lunch with mother at mall, then fatally stabs, runs over her. No motive.
Springfield police: Woman accused of killing partner showed no emotion; victim suffered 39 stab wounds — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Zoloft sporadically for a year, viciously stabs her domestic partner to death in an argument.
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.