Archive for Mania – Page 2

Top Manhattan lawyer jumps to his death from 12th-floor office after 'suffering terrible depression after losing both parents and splitting from wife'—(Daily Mail)
Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters — (The Seattle Times)
Marriages destroyed by SSRI/SNRIs — (Pharmacology Forum)
SSRI Ed note: Support forum for spouses who find themselves "married to a stranger" when their spouse takes SSRIs.
Coroner’s ‘pill popping’ warning to GPs after tragic death of Hemel Hempstead dad — (Hemel Today Gazette)
Pastor Who Killed Self Battled Manic Depression, Struggled to Keep It Secret; Was Taking Medication, Had ‘Physical Challenges’ — (The Christian Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Caring upbeat guy who cares for people" is stressed, takes antidepressants, diagnosed manic depressive, gets worse, kills himself. Everyone "stunned".
‘Gifted’ Limerickman died due to toxic level of anti-depressants — (Limerick Leader)
Double murderer jailed for life in WA — (The Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor stabs a couple to death, claims NCR at trial, court does not accept. News report does not identify problem med as SNRI.
Killing of Natalie Walker ‘could have been prevented’ — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man with problem temper, history of taking antidepressants has poor self control, bad temper, prescribed antidepressants, gets dramatically worse, kills wife.
Family questions Phoenix police’s actions after son’s death — (FOX12)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking amphetamine, citalopram, valproic acid, laudanosine (for seizures) goes on roof, has altercation with police, dies in custody.
Could Prozac cause bizarre behavior in BPD (borderline personality disorder)? — (Facing the Facts)
Woman who fell from balcony 'feared she was under attack', inquest hears — (Your Local Guardian)
Freefall into Madness: The Fresno County Jail’s Barbaric Treatment of the Mentally Ill — (Community Alliance)
SSRI Ed note: Inmate given Prozac becomes extremely suicidal, cuts and tries to drown himself. Other inmates suffer withdrawal from various meds, mistaken for relapse.
Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: ‘He was bipolar, depressed’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: "Normal teenager", good student, medicated for "bipolar" gets a gun and starts shooting in public, is shot and killed by police.
JetBlue pilot's outburst: Could side effects from medications be at fault? — (CSMonitor)
Troopers open fire after driver rams cruiser at Dunkin' Donuts — (
When happy meds lead to depressing debt — (
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist notices that people on antidepressants for injuries spend money they do not have to gamble. Cases of A/D problem spending cited.
Miller v. Nordstrom — (Justia U.S. Law)
Lashing out at partner made bipolar sufferer realise she needed help — (Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Woman becomes manic on antidepressants, assaults partner, gets diagnosed bipolar, now believes she has disease and needs medication.
Mom charged with killing baby ‘heard voices,’ complaint says — (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Zoloft for post-partum depression becomes delusional and kills baby.
Who Cares in Sweden? A Documentary Trilogy — (ARTIMUS Film)
Son was ‘crying for help’ — (The Brantford Expositor)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving, kind boy" put on antidepressants, anti-psychotics becomes suicidal, destructive, has a meltdown, police called, he carries 2 knives, they shoot him.
WHO’S WHO: Isabella Blow — (Vogue)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, artistic woman, known to have an eye for developing talent, takes many medications for depression, ultimately commits suicide by drinking weed killer.
Jealous man twice hit out in ‘frenzied’ attacks — (Worcester News)
Strokes and psychiatrists — (Augusta Free Press)
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
Suspect Shot and Killed By Deputy After Alleged Attack — (Prescott News)
Speaker on mental health, coping with bipolar disorder — (Winona Post)
Tunica millionaire’s death continues to mystify his daughter — (WMC-TV)
SSRI Ed note: Millionaire behaves in bizarrely, travels with 2 young women spending recklessly, appearing intoxicated. Drowns in car on fluoxetine and low level of alcohol.
Should more have been done to save Lord Milo Douglas? — (Daily Telegraph)
Taunton man ruled ‘dangerous’ for 2 counts of attempted murder — (The Taunton Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal attacks 2 women
Whatever Happened to. . .a widow’s suit against Fairview Park after an officer shot and killed her golf club-wielding husband in 2005? — (The Plain Dealer)
SSRI Ed note: Therapist has bad reaction to antidepressant, goes on destructuve rampage, wife calls police, he threatens officer with golf club, is shot and killed.
Vacaville teen suspected in rape and stabbing attack will be tried as adult — (The Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: "ADHD" teen on antidepressants (& probably stimulants) breaks into house, rapes girl, stabs baby, goes to sleep at scene, is tried as adult.
Former Judge Bob Downing explains episode that led to his resignation — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Appeal judge takes Lexapro, stops taking it, becomes manic, is diagnosed bipolar, spends money wildly, alienates everyone, has to resign from bench.
Transient threatens to kill Longview police officers, booked for felony harassment — (Longview Daily News)
Update: Second day of sentencing phase in Hilton trial under way — (
Bipolar man shot to death by cops off his meds — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Unarmed man advises spychiatrist he is suffering bad reaction, has stopped meds for "bipolar", has incident at bus stop, shot and killed by police. No charges.
Counsellor's tale: pill led to backside 'kiss' — (Sydney Morning Herald)
NOLAN v. STATE — (Court of Appeals of Mississippi)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil does badly, Doc switches him to Zoloft, adds Klonapin and Seroquel when he becomes psychotic. Man then kills his father.
Coroner's jury rules cause of death of man shot by Taser 'undetermined' — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac, Wellbutrin breaks into neighbours' home, beats a woman, is subdued, dies en route to hospital.
Man kills father under influence of prescription antidepressant — (Kennebec Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man resists Trazodone says it's dangerous, makes him violent, he is ignored, injected. Has psychotic episode, kills father, assaults mother. Found guilty.
JetBlue manager sentenced to 3 years for embezzling — (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, formerly of "high moral character" takes Zoloft, embezzles money from employer for 2 years, gets 100 years in prison. Mental illness defense fails.
Ex-Nets star Jayson Williams possessed dangerous mix of psychiatric drugs—(Daily News)
MTA, ADHD, Ritalin, and Pediatric Psychiatry: How Science Screwed My Kids—(
Santa Clara County jails cut off prescription-drug pipeline—(
Making Hospital Music was Good medicine.  Making Hospital Music just about killed Matthew Good — (The Calgary Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Musician taking antidepressants not aware that they cause "bipolar", a fact since exposed by Robert Whitaker in "Anatomy of an Epidemic".
Test results indicate Richardson not legally intoxicated — (The Breckenridge American)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, no alcohol, gets into altercation with police who kill him.
Witnesses say Flores deliberately aimed pistol at police officers — (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, sleeping pills and alcohol engages in standoff with police, points gun, is shot, charged.
The boy whose gift became a curse: How does a child genius from a loving family fall into a spiral of mental illness, addiction and finally suicide? [the answer = psych meds] — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Brilliant child given ritalin, other psych meds, incl antidepressants; they cause addiction and serious mental illness (typical), he dies by suicide at 25.
Life for man who stabbed wife more than 500 times — (Wirral Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepresssants, married 18 years, suffers delerium, stabs wife 176 times, she dies, then stabs himself. Afterwards he is "bewildered", no memory.
No jail for mother in wild party — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on new antidepressant allows friend to try to seduce teeange friends of her 16-yr-old son. She is charged, gets probation.