Archive for Postpartum reaction

Mother Charged With Murder in Deaths of Three Children at East LA Home — (NBC Universal, Inc.)
SSRI Ed note: Loving Mom "suffers depression" after birth of youngest, kills them, attempts suicide, charged with murder. Classic profile of antidepressant-induced violence.
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges ‘She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically,’ claimed the children’s father — (Los Angeles Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering postpartum depression quits therapy, stops taking prescribed meds, becomes paranoid, delusional, stabs her 3 children to death.
‘WORST OF TRAGEDIES’ Baby found dead at Dublin home after mum’s body discovered at M50 — (Sunday World)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse,"understood to have been suffering from post-natal depression" (which means antidepressants) kills 7-mo -old son, herself.
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.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has "mild" postpartum reaction, given antidepressants, smothers her 3-month old daughter. Mental illness blamed.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: New mom diagnosed PPD, prescribed antidepressant, becomes suicidal, overdoses, serious thought disturbance, kills baby to "stop her suffering", baby was fine.
‘She just wanted to be a mum…’ – Tragedy of carer Steph, 34, who was battling demons of postnatal depression when she plunged to her death off A50 bridge — (The Stoke Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Baby of happy new mom is colicky, she is diagnosed with postnatal depression, given medication. She dies of suicide from jumping. Everyone shocked.
Fears as common anti-depressant sertraline linked to two deaths — (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Sertraline can kill in more ways than suicide, especially non-metabolizers. It killed a healthy young man and a new mom, but The System does not blame the med.
Heartbreaking suicide note of mum-of-four who died in post natal depression tragedy — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
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.
TRAGIC MUM  Beautician, 30, hanged herself after post-natal depression made her wrongly fear social services would take her newborn away — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married, excited but tired new mom given antidepressants develops odd ideas, anxiety increases, she dies by suicide.
Mum whose 18-month-old son died plunging from sixth-floor of Bradford tower block is spared jail — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman treated for depression becomes psychotic, throws toddler from 6th-storey killing him, schizophrenia, not antidepressant, blamed.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
Suicide Is A Leading Cause Of Death For New Moms But Awareness Is Low — (Huffpost)
SSRI Ed note: New mom takes medication for anxiety. It does not help, she feels suicidal, unable to cope, dies by suicide. Postpartum psychosis blamed.
Mum who campaigned for people with depression Corrine Leatherbarrow was found dead below cliffs at Kynance Cove — (Cornwall Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for many years, continues to be depressed, eventually she dies from jumping off a cliff.
Woman with postnatal depression who killed herself ‘let down by NHS’ — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum prescribed antidepressants feels life has lost colour, makes "multiple attempts to kill herself", finally dies by suicide, Depression blamed.
Pregnant mum with depression hanged herself weeks before birth, telling husband in note: ‘Don’t come in, I’m sorry’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given antidepressants after birth of first baby attempts suicide several times, meds continued, hangs herself in second pregnancy.
Tragic end: Missing mom Florence Leung found dead — (CTV)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Woman killed husband, infant before committing suicide — (The Bozeman Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman "battling" post partum depression (this almost certainly refers to medication) kills husband, baby son, and herself.
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.
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.
Tragic mum drowned herself after council refused to take in autistic daughter — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Mom treated for postpartum depression after birth of son has a daughter with autism, she drinks, claims she cannot cope, dies by suicide.
Mother who admitted killing her nine-month-old baby girl while suffering post natal depression is jailed for three years — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on medication for PPD smothers baby after getting notice from estranged partner about access.
When does “Not guilty by reason of insanity” apply? — (The Virginian-Pilot)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with new baby is prescribed Zoloft, becomes psychotic, "hormones" get the blame
Michael Lowery Found Guilty For The Murder of His Wife: Ariana Lubelli Reports — (KRBC)
SSRI Ed note: Man claims his wife committed suicide, convicted of her murder on circumstantial evidence.
Postnatal depression horror: “I gave birth… then began to hallucinate about death” — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, extremely anxious and afraid is prescribed antidepressants. She gets manic and then psychotic, is taken off the A/D and given neuroleptic.
GP Elizabeth Kinston’s inquest hears of her depression and anxiety — (The Nottingham Post)
SSRI Ed note: GP suffering "post-natal depression" takes antidepressants, suffers thought disturbance, suicidality, disappears, kills herself. Coroner records open verdict.
A mum guilty of infanticide after killing her baby girl and injuring the child’s twin has avoided jail — (Melbourne Herald Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal postpartum woman treated for depression drowns one twin girl, disables the other. She remains on antidepressants.
Ronald Anderson's family calls for improved PTSD treatment — (CBC News)
Sheffield mum jumped to her death from car park — (The Star)
Family of missing mother and baby found dead at cliff after going missing from hospital ward pay emotional tribute to tragic couple saying they ‘are now at peace’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: New mom who stopped taking antidepressant to breastfeed kills herself and baby.
Soldier Discovered Fiancee’s Body When He Came Home From Afghanistan After She Hanged Herself While Suffering Postnatal Depression — (Daily Mail Online)
New mother with post-natal depression killed by 100mph train — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: New mom has trouble with baby constantly waking in the night, given antidepressants, shortly after kills herself by walking in front of train.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES v. Heidi S. — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel for postpartum depression takes baby to park, drinks, becomes severely intoxicated, loses custody of son.
Mother convicted of killing her baby daughter spared jail — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Mom not sleeping, takes only one or two tablets of antidepressant, loses patience with baby, kills her. Judge imposes restictions on future contact with kids.
NYPD officers’ suicides a sad lesson for new mayor, police commissioner — (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
WALKING IS MY PROZAC — (Selfish Mum)
Mental health paperwork found at home of Miriam Carey after Capitol chase — (CNN)
Police call deaths of Winnipeg mother, children a murder-suicide — (Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Mom treated for postpartum depression (PPD) murders her children and kills herself. PPD blamed, treatment not questioned.
Wimbledon mother jumped in front of train while suffering with jaw pain — (Wimbledon Guardian)
Heart condition caused mother-of-two's death — (Burton Mail)
Young mum who plunged to her death was suffering mental health problems — (The Bristol Post)
13-page suicide note left by mother who jumped with baby — (Christian Science Monitor)
Mother dead, one-year-old stable after eight story plunge from Harlem apartment — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on medication for postpartum depression writes incomprehensible 7-page suicide note, jumps from 8th floor window to her death.
Child was housed in filthy conditions, court told — (Daily Record)
Hooked on happy pills for 30 years — (Daily Mail)
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.
Depressed Leicester mum killed baby — (Leicester Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Husband of new mom gets another woman pregnant, wife's unhappiness diagnosed as postpartum depression, she gets Prozac, kills baby, attempts suicide.
Celexa & Women's Libido — (Topix.com)