Archive for Obsessive compulsive thoughts (OCD)

Husband struggling with mental health strangled wife to death and then took his own life — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Man put on antidepressants by GP kills himself and wife 2 1/2 weeks later, the violence apparently triggered by death of their beloved cat.
Man, 35, was found by royal protection officers in grounds of Princess Anne’s country home after he threatened to stab her in series of 999 calls, court hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking psych meds suffers from violent thoughts, obsessed with stabbing Princess Anne, banned from park near her home.
Brighton Author And Jiu Jitsu Coach Marcus Trower Found Hanged — (The Argus)
SSRI Ed note: GP with no understanding that antidepressants can cause suicidality prescribes them to patient who becomes "subdued", hangs himself.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Missing JNU Student Najeeb Ahmed Was On Anti-Depressants: Police — (Newsworld India)
SSRI Ed note: University student on antidepressants gets into altercation, goes missing, cannot be located.
How a privileged son went off the rails for a life of violence and vice — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, no relationship with wealthy, uninvolved parents, only $, increasingly troubled as he comes of age, takes drugs, resents Dad, eventually shoots, kills him.
QC who worked on Julian Assange case jumped in front of West Hampstead train after being allowed out of private hospital — (Hampstead Highgate Express)
SSRI Ed note: Wikileaks "brilliant" barrister treated for depression, suffers withdrawal, medication changed, leaves him shaking, dies by suicide. Coroner finds not suicide.
Paul Gascoigne’s lookalike nephew begged to be sectioned five weeks before his sudden death aged just 22 reveals his grieving mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: On antidepressants since 13, young man struggles with "mental health demons", is depressed, self-harms, has OCD, nobody suspects meds. Dies by suicide at 22.
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.
Alfred Guy Vuozzo sentenced to life for double murder at emotional hearing — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "history of depression" (i.e. antidepressants) at 2 loses 6-yr-old sister in car accident, years later shoots, kills son + gransdon of driver.
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.
Saco man who killed family, self, had stopped taking antidepressants when he lost his insurance — (Bangor Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking Zoloft, kills wife and 3 children in a rage, a case of extreme violent over-reaction.
Topic: Husband with depression spiralling out of control — (Beyond Blue)
SSRI Ed note: Wife complains that husband on antidepressants "spitalling down". He stops taking them, loses job, no improvement, No clue that meds might be problem.
Charleville tragedy: Family and friends gather for removal of twins (9) and older brother — (Sunday Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted eldest son "on a lot of medication for his mental health" violently stabs his younger twin siblings to death and kills himself, no motive or warning.
Young man’s mental illness keeps murder case on hold for more than a decade — (The Kansas City Star)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 11 put on psych meds for anxiety, deteriorates dramatically, by 16 he is paranoid, withdrawn, psychotic, shoots, kills mom's fiance. His life destroyed.
Brilliant young scientist, 25, hanged herself after suffering homesickness and loneliness when she emigrated to Britain from New Zealand—(Daily Mail)
Ronnie Norman inquest: NHS could have done more for Tunbridge Wells father — (Kent and Sussex Courier)
Office worker who killed herself after battle with depression ‘had been anxious about her hair colour’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman probably in withdrawal from antidepressants - she was refusing to take them - unhappy with hair dye job hangs herself.
Lanza’s Psychiatric Treatment Revealed In Documents — (The Hartford Courant)
Court hears details of Glen Race’s mental state before murders — (CTV Atlantic News)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from medication for depression and other diagnoses murders 2 men.
Healthcare trust 'missed opportunity' to help depressed man — (GetReading)
Troubled train track suicide man 'not listened to'— (East Lindsey Target)
Mum’s fears over poverty — (The Star)
Perfect family wiped out by dad grieving for tragic baby boy — (Mirror News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants kills his family on the anniversary of the death of his baby son.
Hans Peterson Goes On Trial for the Murder of Dr. David Cornbleet — (Chicago Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Teen takes accutane for a few days, becomes depressed, blames accutane, takes Zoloft, has OCD, sexual dysfunctionill. Stabs dermatologist to death.
When Medicating Kids Goes Very, Very Wrong — (Blog Her)
Anti-depressants ‘led to suicide’ — (Eastbourne Herald)
Former cutter launches self-harm support group— (Victoria Advocate)
GCSEs: Pressure of exams leaves teens suffering from mental illness — (The Telegraph)
Cause of death: Unknown — (Columbia Daily Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Police Officer is prescribed fluoxetine, becomes paranoid, attempts suicide, later succeeds on 2nd try. Her mum suspects partner, not drug.
DiManno: What drove a mother to drown her daughters — (The Sunday Star)
SSRI Ed note: Mom with no coping skills and no support system takes psychoactive medication, loses custody of kids, drowns them. Mental illness is blamed.
My Wife was prescribed Prozac 16 months ago by her OB/GYN — (Just Answer – Mental Health)
Doctor’s doubts on antidepressant treatment—(Gazette live)
Study says drug for autism not useful — (Los Angeles Times)
Accused in killing of Que. political aide on antidepressants: Defence—(Calgary Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor kills woman, jailed he comes of medication, realizes what has happened. Court refuses to accept role of medication.
Mum who suffocated baby appeals for help—(The Sydney Morining Herald)
American Idol Contestant Takes Overdose: Parked in Front of Idol’s House — (Morning Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: American Idol contestant taking Prozac, Seroquel parks outside Paula Adbul's home, dies by overdose suicide.
Brilliant student died of anorexia ‘after being prescribed appetite- suppressing drugs’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, "brilliant" student, is prescribed sertraline for obsesive thoughts, while taking it she starves herself to death.
Report: Delta Burke in Psychiatric Hospital — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Actress paid to pitch Effexor for Wyeth, deal comes to an end in 2004, in 2008 she is hopitalized for depression, OCD because her 5 meds "just not working".
A Pro-Prozac Nation? — (Jewish Exponent)
SSRI Ed note: Man reduces Prozac dosage, sweats, cannot sleep, gets additional meds to stabilize and has to return to original Prozac dose to avoid debilitating withdrawal.
Psychiatrist found not guilty of murdering her daughter — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribed 3 antidepressants starting Sept, tries, quits each one, in Nov murders daughter, 16. Not guilty due to insanity. Meds ID'd as cause.
Pam’s Story: Indictment shakes resolve (Part 4) — (East Valley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal mother, son on antidepressants diagnosed "bipolar", rescued from failed suicide pact. Boy, 12, stops meds after 8 yrs, no longer suicidal.
Ex-soldier shot by police may have had fake gun — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Former soldier on antidepressants over-reacts to remark by friend, threatens him, goes to his apartment with fake weapon, is shot, killed by police.
Autism diagnosis a sentence to life on debilitating psych drugs (real article title not available) — (Hawk Central)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with autism (one cause is prenatal exposure to SSRIs), drugged all his life, does not progress, terrible side effects, is hyperactive, aggressive on SSRIs.
UA study positive on psychedelic substance, Helped nine with obsessive behavior — (Arizona Daily Star)
SSRI Ed note: Does psilocybin, a banned substance, help OCD and is it similar to antidepressants in how it works?
Antidepressants and Cheating/Lying — (eNotAlone)
SSRI Ed note: Man recounts the story of how SSRIs changed his wife from a caring responsible wife to an irresponsible "swinger". Another marriage casualty of SSRIs.
Have An Antidepressant Day — (Jackson Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Coed self-harms, almost loses her life to Paxil. Psychiatrist claims to know if toddlers' serotonin levels need adjusting, believes in medicating children.
Landlady’s death ‘was preventable’ — (WalesOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Farmer loses prized herd, drinks,prescribed antidepressants, develops obsession with pub server, fantasizes affair, makes threats, kills her, himself.
Jealous boyfriend tells of death struggle — (the Yorkshire Post)
SSRI Ed note: Irrationally paranoid man on antidepressants, following failed suicide attempt, strangles girlfriend he professes to love.
Witness says Young offered apology before pulling trigger — (MRT)
SSRI Ed note: Bright youth from problem family is drugged from Grade 1 with multiple stimulants, sleep aids, antidepressants, remains aggressive, kills a man at 19.