Archive for Postpartum reaction – Page 3

Dying for a cure — (Online Opinion)
SSRI Ed note: Journalist new mom given antidepressants, is suicidal, has panic attacks, self-harms, mental illness blamed, more meds piled on. Finally realizes ADs the cause.
Court faces tough issue with Escondido mother’s case Woman has history of postpartum illness — (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Model mum runs out of medication for PPD, tries to drown beloved daughters in bathtub, is charged, separated from kids. PPD, not medication, is blamed.
Cousin: Woman depressed before 2-year-old was suffocated — (The Pittsburg Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Experienced, excellent mother prescribed medication for post-partum depression smothers daughter, everyone is shocked.
A beginning to forget — (The Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: New mom given various antidepressants and getting worse goes to Mayo Clinic where she learns she is a non-metabolizer, drugs are poisoning her.
MOTHER SPARED JAIL FOR BABY DEATH — (Shields Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: GP gives new mum antidepressants, within 3 months she carries out a scheme to burn the baby to death & blame intruders. She escapes jail time.
Witnesses: Woman admitted hurting baby — (The Pantagraph)
SSRI Ed note: New mom given 4 different antidepressants for post partum depression kills infant for crying at night.
WOMAN WHO PARKED ON TRAIN TRACK WAS DEPRESSED — (Eastbourne Herald)
SSRI Ed note: New mom given antidepressants for post-partum depression commits suicide by parking car on train tracks.
Tragic mistakes in case of mother who jumped under train — (
SSRI Ed note: Depressed young mum, getting from social worker with "little knowledge of anti-depressant medication" kills herself and her children after 3 months' treatment.
Dad: ‘He’s gone, I mean he’s cold’ — (Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Zoloft drowns her 1-yr-old boy in the backyard hot tub.
Drug connected to thoughts about killing — (Houston Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Manufacturer adds warning to Effexor re: homicidal ideation. At Aug, 2016, still the only SNRI/SSRI with warning, despite worse record of other SSRIs.
3-month-old dies after being put in clothes dryer — (The Times-Picayune)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressant puts 3-month old son in dryer and kills him. Post-partum depression blamed, potential role of A/D not considered.
Va. Mother Gets 4 Years in Drowning Attempt — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Zoloft prescribed to mom of two preschoolers. After a few days she tries to drown kids and throws herself out of window. All survive, mental illness blamed.
Baby left disfigured and deformed — Wales Online
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants prevents her baby's hurts from healing, makes things dramatically worse.
Family Says Postpartum Issue Dismissed By Kutmus — (KCCI Des Moines)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking medication for postpartum depression frowns her infant son. Lawyer does not know enough to blame PPD, let alone the antidepressant.
Mom’s postpartum depression blamed in baby’s death — (The Oakland Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom given antidepressant medication takes it inconsistently, smothers baby daughter. Postpartum depression/psychosis blamed.
Tom Cruise Slams Brooke Shields’ Drug Use — (Hollywood)
SSRI Ed note: Tom Cruise criticizes Shields' endorsement of antidepressant use for postpartum depression. He is attacked in the media.
Pageant Queen Shares Testimony And Advocates Understanding Of Mental Illness — (Christian News Today)
SSRI Ed note: New mom gets antidepressants for insomnia, becomes psychotic, suicidal. Postpartum depression blamed.
Prozac blamed for attacks on children — (Yorkshire Evening Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman 21, on Prozac for postpartum, threatens children, steals their cell phones etc. Judge disagrees that Prozac could have been the cause. She gets 3 years.
Researchers Laud Codey Plan To Screen For Postpartum Depression — (4 New York)
SSRI Ed note: Governor's wife submits to shock treatments, antidepressants, he launches a plan to screen new mom's for post-partum "disease".
Mom enters guilty plea in death of infant — (The Mobile Register)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom can't stand baby's crying, gets antidepressants, becomes callous, abusive, finally kills him. Original charge capital murder, she gets 15 yrs.
Mom pleads insanity in murder trial — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: "Caring and devoted" single mom takes antidepressant, becomes paranoid and psychotic, kills her child. Mental illness is blamed, she pleads insanity.
Mother Charged with Stabbing Her Baby — (WOAI Radio)
SSRI Ed note: New mother medicated for depression stabs her infant son. Mental illness is blamed.
2 deaths may hold lessons for new moms — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom goes on Paxil two weeks after giving birth, kills herself and her baby.
Management of patient with severe, deteriorating mental illness (01HDC13687) — (NZ Health and Disability Commissioner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with postnatal depression given tricyclic antidepressants attempts suicide, medication changed and she succeeds.
10-month-old smothered with pink toy piglet — (The Jersey Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman given Zoloft for postpartum depression smothers baby with toy then stabs herself to death.
Mother’s suicide should signal governor to act — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: New mom given medication for postpartum depression commits suicide by slitting her wrists in a bagel shop. PPD, not the treatment, blamed.
Murder-suicide Came After Mom’s Long Depression — (Orlando Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman starts antidepressants after daughter's birth, gets worse, struggles on "various medications" for years, finally kills daughter and self.
Depressed psychiatrist received “poor care” — (BBC NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist takes lithium, Prozac for depression, possibly postpartum, stops meds. stabs herself and her 3-mo-old baby, sets fire. Both die.
Neighbors say Wright was ‘going downhill’ before the crime — (The Mobile Register)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed first-generation antihistamine, Topomax and Wellbutrin puts 14-month old baby in oven on broil. Mental illness is blamed.
Villanova University Professor Charged With Killing Her Baby Daughter Commits Suicide in Jail — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant for post partum depression murders her baby, kills herself in prison.
Professor charged with murder in baby’s death, The Villanova instructor cited the infant’s Down syndrome and said she didn’t want the child to have a feeding tube — (Philadelphia Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Tenured professor on antidepressants, considers suicide, kills her 6-mo daughter by slashing her throat. Commits suicide in prison.
Father Upset With Foster Service Over Near-Drowning Of Son — (NBC10 News)
SSRI Ed note: Postpartum mom given Paxil, stabs husband, loses 3 kids.
From pain, a new purpose — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with bipolar given psych meds, including Prozac, dies horribly by suicide. Mental illness, not meds, blamed.
Severe postpartum depression leaves them without wife and mother — (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
SSRI Ed note: Assumes Carol did not take a Zoloft. A few cases (e.g. Schell) one pill causes disaster; the forced hanging is typical of SSRI suicides. 45 min questionable.
Girl, 17, kills herself after giving rape evidence — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Teen given antidepressants to help her with PSTD following rape commits suicide.
Mother who strangled son a ‘misdiagnosed schizophrenic’ — (Irish Independent)
Fairfax Woman Free on Bond in Husband’s Death — (Washington Post)
Prozac and Suicide, an Interview with Dr. David Healy — (CounterPunch)
Mother must stand trial in children’s deaths — (Ventura County Star), Mom sentenced to Death for slaying sons — (DailyNews.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac whose physician husband plans divorce kills her 3 boys, shoots self in head but survives, gets death penalty. Role of meds not suspected.
‘It was just one shake’ — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Exhausted new mom, single, has trouble coping with fussy baby. GP prescribes antidepressants, she shakes baby to death, charged, convicted. A/D not suspected.
Defense to cite driver’s mental state — (The Indianapolis Star)
SSRI Ed note: Hyperventilating woman in distress gets Zoloft, becomes psychotic, drives 65 mph the wrong way on freeway, kills 7 including 4 of her children. Charged.
Mom, 20, held in smothering death of infant son — (New Hampshire Union Leader)
MOTHER’S DEPRESSION APPARENTLY WAS DEADLY — (The New Jersey Record)
SHINING A LIGHT ON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION KIM EBERLY SEEMED UNDEFEATABLE. BUT HER SECOND BOUT WITH THE ILLNESS WAS TOO MUCH. HER FAMILY WANTS TO SPREAD AWARENESS — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
MOM WHO KILLED KIDS RULED INSANE 2 PSYCHIATRISTS BLAME POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION — (Rocky Mountain News)
SSRI Ed note: Within 2 weeks of starting Zoloft, woman is psychotic, kills 2 children, attempts suicide. Doc trots out of med not taking effect yet. It took effect alright.
HOW CAN MOTHERS KILL THEIR INFANTS? – MENTAL STATE IS LITTLE UNDERSTOOD — (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Purposeful Killing: Kimberlee Snyder — (Mothers who Kill Their Children)
Authorities Conclude Investigation: Car fire ruled suicide-double homicide Mother, her 2 small children died in Ozaukee County park — (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given antidepressants becomes suicidal, kills herself and 2 small children in car fire.
How Therapy Drove Woman Into The Hospital Jane Brennan Talks About ‘False Memory’ Suit She Won And The Power Therapists Have — (Rocky Mountain News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman feels down, takes antidepessants and therapy, believes she was abused as child. Husband switches drugs for placebo, she realizes abuse memories false.
Case Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Clients An Agreement Was Rejected Because Of A Prior Conviction — (The Virginian-Pilot)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac for post partum depression, it cancels out her conscience (typical), she steals from clients. Depression blamed.