Archive for Loss of empathy/feelings for others – Page 2

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.
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.
Police policy on turning away recruits taking anti-depressants stigmatises mental illnesses: advocates — (Stuff.co.nz)
SSRI Ed note: New recruits to NZ police must be off antidepressants for 2 years. This will protect public from "second-hand" behavioural side-effects. Critics miss point.
50-year murder sentence reduced to 27 years for man who killed his ex-wife — (NJ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, history of domestic violence, becomes delusional, stabs estranged wife to death.
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
17 years jail for woman who stabbed ‘father figure’ to death in cigarette row — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Pregnant woman living in squalor, in withdrawal from meds for "personality disorder" stabs housemate to death over argument re: cigarettes.
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SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.
Parents charged in death of preschooler with Newark ties — (The Newark Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Trazadone, Seroquel gives them daily to his young son, 4, until the boy dies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accused Richard Bain testifies about ‘big depression’ – Montreal — (Eastern Ontario Network Television)
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.
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.
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.
 An Ex-Marine Killed Two People in Cold Blood. Should His PTSD Keep Him From Death Row? — (Mother Jones)
SSRI Ed note: Former marine on antidepressants feels like he is in a game (detachment), shoots, kills estranged girlfriend and her brother, calls 911. PTSD blamed.
Mountie admits hitting, burning son, tells court “I am living with the devil.”— (Metro News)
SSRI Ed note: Mountie on antidepressants charged with child abuse for multiple offenses. Clear suicidality, lack of judgement, lack of empathy.
Ontario woman jailed for 12 years for killing elderly neighbour — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Drug addicted woman on Zoloft stabs boyfriend, then stabs elderly neighbour, 89, 149 times, killing her during burglary. Troubled childhood blamed.
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.
Detectives: Olympia mom slashed her children’s throats because she wanted them to stop crying — (Q13 Fox)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving", "giving" mother on medication for postpartum depression has 2 glasses of wine and slits the throats of her 3 children. Alcohol is blamed.
Deroxat, Prozac, Effexor, Zoloft : votre antidépresseur peut-il vous rendre alcoolique? Can your antidepressant turn you into an alcoholic? — (Le Lanceur)
SSRI Ed note: Les professeurs en France reconnaissent l'exposition de David Healy d'effets secondaires graves des ISRS.
Pianist’s wife accused of killing daughters struggled with mental illness — (stuff.co.nz)
SSRI Ed note: Mom given Zoloft, anti-anxiety drugs for sleep trouble kills her children, tries to stab herself to death, doesn't remember. Mental illness blamed.
Pianist Natalia Strelchenko’s husband guilty of her murder — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Abusive husband of classical pianist Natalia Strelchenko on antidepressant (+other meds), stops taking A/D by mistake, within 3 weeks kills her in fit of rage.
Citalopram is the Divorce Drug — (SurvivingAntidepressants.org)
SSRI Ed note: Citalopram transforms woman, she become selfish, reckless and and uncaring, couple divorces.
Why did two parents murder their adopted child? — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Lorazepam adopts a baby from China, couple drugs, kills her when she is 12 because they unreasonably consider her too much trouble.
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.
‘Beginning of an end’: Court case of La Loche shooter over after four years — (The Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: "Happy, quiet" La Loche student, no record, struggles in school, suddenly obsessed with guns, school shootings, is suicidal, shoots 11, killing 4. no motive.
N.Y. mom pleads guilty in drug overdose death of daughter, 6 — (CBS News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on assorted drugs including antidepressants accidentally kills her 6-year-old daughter.
Ranks of ISIS Recruits Include Mentally Ill — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrized young man plans machete attack at restaurant, Fordham says ISIS actively targets vulnerable people with mental problems, many on psych meds.
Husband opens up about late wife’s battle with PPD — (WoodTV8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking medication for depression appears to attempt murder-suicide. She dies, her 2 small children survive.
Indrani ODs on sedatives, taken to JJ; is critical — (Mumbai Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of prominent businessman takes antidepressants, kills daughter, goes to jail, overdoses.
Top comedy writer who penned jokes for James Corden, Steve Coogan and Jack Dee gassed himself in car next to his favourite fishing lake after battle with depression — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Writer on antidepressants argues with wife, leaves home, commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Depression blamed.
Teacher dead. Pill doc arrested. Did state miss warning signs? — (lohud journal news)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor prescribes Zoloft, Strattera and Risperdal to 15-yr-old struggling to fit in, he rapes neighbor, in prison since 2003.
Kimberly Wyatt saw psychiatrist for depression — (The Orangeville Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer finds that dancing is better than medication for overcoming depression.
Accountant who fled to Appalachian Trail pleads guilty to wire fraud in Ohio embezzling case — (Access WDUN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man embezzles millions, disappears.
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.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
A Mother Killed Her Own Child And Dumped Her. But Its Not Totally Her Fault! — (Rise for India)
SSRI Ed note: New mother being treated for depression since birth of second daughter kills her baby and dumps her in water sump.
 Hunt family inquest reopens pain of tragic deaths — (The Australian)
SSRI Ed note: Kim Hunt takes antidepressants on and off, with negative impact on her personality, patience with her children. Husband eventually kills entire family.
Clinton Township mother: ‘He took my baby from me’ — (Macomb Daily Trials)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol under legal limit, plus Prozac and Lyrica, who caused fatal accident, acquitted of impaired driving charge. Possibly suicide attempt.
Sand City shooting: Mother of dead suspect recalls son’s troubles — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on drug cocktail including Wellbutrin, $160K in warrants outstanding, shot and killed with her boyfriend in standoff with police outside Target store.
Witnesses describe chaos at Scott County concert where man was killed — (6abc wate.com)
SSRI Ed note: Food truck vendor at concert, on Xanax + antidepressant + alcohol, drives SUV into crowd, injuring many, killing one.
Allegedly mentally ill man says he’s ‘proud’ to be cop killer — (Chicago Sun-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, arrested for illegal drugs, goes "off script" at trial, behaves bizarrely, justifies shooting policewoman, killing another cop.
‘Frightened, fatigued’ mother of three who fatally stabbed violent cousin jailed for five years — (Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who missed a day of her antidepressant because of tiredness stabs cousin as he is walking out the door.