Archive for Mental fog/spaced out

‘Like a zombie’: Ontario group home chain accused of overmedicating kids in care — (Global News)
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
Missing Person — SOLVED: Larry Ely Murillo Moncada — (Iowa Cold Cases)
SSRI Ed note: Man appears disoriented, GP prescribes antidepressants, he is instantly paranoid, hallucinates, acts irrationally, disappears, body discovered 10 yrs later.
Mother in San Jose murder-suicide struggled with depression; Woman had left job to seek treatment last year — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: "Doting" mother takes antidepressants, feels "loopy", gives up job, gets worse, finally kills sons 4 and 7 and self in murder-suicide. Mental illness blamed.
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.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
Student, 21, found hanged after ‘unravelling’ with depression is fifth ‘to commit suicide’ at same university this year — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Gifted student starts treatment for clinical depression, dies by suicide 3 months later. Four other students, none suicidal, share fate. University probe.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
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.
Mum of teen killed by his drug-addict dad died from accidental overdose — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman grieving for dead son prescribed cocktail of medications including diazepam, duloxetine (Cymbalta), quetiapin, drinks, dies of overdose.
What happened to Rohinie Bisesar? — (Toronto Life)
SSRI Ed note: Ambitious young woman from repressive family can't find "suitable" work, is hospitalized, diagnosed, drugged, stops meds, stabs a random woman to death.
B.C. care homes provide anti-depressants without diagnoses — (Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Most B.C. facilities nursing are drugging residents with harmful meds, (antidepressants, neuroleptics) to make them easier for staff to manage.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)
“A few weeks after I graduated, I tried to jump in front of a train”: My bipolar disorder nightmare — (Salon)
SSRI Ed note: Prozac causes mania in student, 17. Results is bipolar diagnosis, lithium, neuroleptics. She blames clear iatrogenic mental illness on chemical imbalance.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
Mom of boy found dead in swing indicted: manslaughter charge — (AP)
SSRI Ed note: Toddler dies of exposure while his mom pushes him in swing
Oklahoma labor commissioner stabbed to death in OKC— (News OK)
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.
Wisconsin bridge shooter had long history of mental illness: report — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants stops taking them, gets drunk, argues with girlfriend, shoots random people on bridge, killing 3, plus self.
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
Gaule is prime example of Shafer’s criminal behavior — (The Las Vegas Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Corrupt Public Guardian gives woman Effexor, Paxil, other psych meds so she is "incapacitated", "incoherent". Motives different but physicians do this too.
New jury asked to decide: Was it suicide pact or husband covering up murder? — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Couple taking serious doses of pain meds and antidepressants plan to die in suicide pact, he survives, is charged with murder but acquitted.
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.
Antidepressant gets blame for bank robbery — (Winnipeg Sun)
Contra Costa County foster youth’s mysterious death under investigation — (San Jose Mercury News)
Paradise Lost — (CBS News)
SSRI Ed note: Two depressed people isolate themselves in a jungle, she is on "an enormous amount" of antidepressants. He is shot in their bed, she is charged with murder. Efdffd
Too much, too young? One in three Wyoming foster care children prescribed psychotropic drugs — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who suffered abuse, neglect as a boy given psychotropic drugs instead of useful guidance for years. Foster kids given more drugs than others.
Schoolgirl, 15, accidentally killed herself after taking anti-depressants and painkillers for ‘fun’ at a bus stop with a friend after skipping lessons — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage girls, 15, skip classes, take antidepressants and painkillers for fun, one dies of overdose.
Watford woman died after taking painkillers and antidepressants in ‘tragic accident’ — (Watford Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on painkillers, amitriptyline and citalopram dies of drug overdose.
Colorado responds slowly to psychotropic drug use among foster kids — (The Denver Post)
Drugged as Children, Foster-Care Alumni Speak Out — (The Wall Street Journal)
SSRI Ed note: People who survived foster care speak up against harmful diagnoses and overuse of psych drugs, antidepressants and neuroleptics, with terrible side effects.
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for FOUR MILES—(Daily Mail)
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
Man may have taken more than 300 tablets, Carlisle inquest told — (News and Star)
Coroner's fury over girl's 'suicide book': Overdose teenager was found dying in her bedroom next to 'wicked' and 'very disturbing' guide — (Daily Mail)
Warning – Your Anti-Depressant May Induce Psychosis — (Turning Point Psychotherapy)
Sharon woman charged with motor vehicle homicide under the influence of alcohol after pregnant mom killed in pedestrian accident — (The Enterprise)
'Medication Makes Me Feel Like A Zombie': Frank Bruno's Torment As He Begs To Come Off Drugs For His Mental Illness — (Daily Mail)
Don’t pop that Prozac: The rise of anti-depressant abuse in India — (First Post)
A Picture of Tragedy: The family of Mark Herczog, a father killed by his son, pleads for compassion as a court trial looms — (North Bay Bohemian)
SSRI Ed note: Man on "changing regimen of antidepressants" becomes delusional, kills father. Schizophrenia, not ADs, blamed. NCR, given neuroleptics, locked up indefinitely.
Nene King claims friends stole from her while she was addicted to drugs — (The Age – Victoria)
‘How Necessary is Public Vindication?’ Claudia Pedreros’ Husband Talks about the Verdict in His Wife’s Murder Trial — (Lost Coast Outpost)
SSRI Ed note: New mum given antidepressants, ability to cope becomes dramatically worse
Singh sentenced to 15 years to life in fatal DUI in Ventura — (Ventura County Star)
SSRI Ed note: Responsible, kind businessman takes antidepressants, gets drunk, speeds around town in his car, has 3 accidents, kills cyclist, remembers nothing. Gets 15 yrs.
Moms who kill: The Susan Eubanks case — (hlntv)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac drinks, argues with her boyfriend, kills her 4 children, attempts suicide.
What happened to Phoebe? — (The Age)
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)
What happened to Barbie? — (The Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with developmental challenges prescribed Zoloft, starts a psychiatroc meds-induced downward spiral. A zombie by 36, she dies of a blood clot.
A Startling Cause of Misdiagnosed Dementia — (aplaceformom.com)
Murderous N.Y. nanny in coma after killing 2 young children — (Examiner.com)
SSRI Ed note: New York nanny gets treatment for stress, becomes psychotic, murders two young children and stabs herself in the neck. NYPD looks for motive.
West Valley man gets probation for 2008 shootout with police — (Salt Lake Tribune)