After rough stretch, Crows’ Duritz regains altitude — (NPR)Saturday, March 8th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants temporarily derail Counting Crows lead singer.
This is Your Brain on Drugs — (The Washington Post)Sunday, March 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Book review by writer on Lexapro shows drug companies use product placement, pay celebrities to shill, promote the myth that antidepressants work.
Report: Delta Burke in Psychiatric Hospital — (People)Wednesday, February 6th, 2008SSRI 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".
I had a glamorous life editing a top magazine – but depression drove me to drink, pills and repeated suicide bids — (The Daily Mail)Wednesday, January 30th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Successful editor loses marriage, takes antidepressants, starts to drink, becomes suicidal, blames it on "the illness" ("depression"). Dies by suicide in 2016.
Drug Packets Reportedly Found In Ledger’s Home — (CBS News)Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Actor on Valium, Ambien, Zoloft dies from drug overdose.
Bald Britney now lying low: Weekend frenzy has fans, friends worried — (Cincinnati.com)Saturday, January 12th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Many reports of drug use, including antidepressants Paxil, Prozac, and bizarre behavior by Spears in media. Rumors that drug use cause of her being "committed".
Kerry Katona: ‘I’m taking drugs for bipolar disorder’ — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, October 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Confused TV personality says she takes Effexor because it keeps her "keeps me a on a level and sane", also blames med for manic, bizarre behaviour on air.
Will Sharon Osbourne’s crude, vicious book bring about her downfall? — (The Daily Mail)Saturday, October 6th, 2007SSRI Ed note: X Factor judge writes autobiography admitting that despite being on Zoloft she self-harms. OR could it be BECAUSE she is on Zoloft?
Benoit tests show major brain damage — (Florida Sun Sentinal)Friday, September 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Pro wrestler on steroids takes Zoloft, murders wife and son then hangs himself.
Attorney: Owen Wilson Taking Anti-Depressants, No Other Drugs Before Suicide Attempt — (Fox News)Wednesday, August 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Popular actor "only" taking antidepressants, not hard drugs, before attempting suicide.
Europe Champ Found with Noose around Neck — (Kommepcahtb)Friday, June 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Europe's 5-time cycling champion put on antidepressant pills, she dies by suicide, hanging her self, during training.
Full tragedy of Jeni’s suicide revealed. Comic had a history of depression — (Chortle)Thursday, June 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Comedian is prescribed antidepressants, becomes suicidal, kills himself.
Ruffa admits she’s a battered wife — (ABS CBN News)Monday, June 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants following physical assault undergoes personality change; becomes abusive to wife, domestic violence continues to worsen.
Paris Hilton may be ordered back to jail! — (GaySocialites)Friday, June 8th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Bitchy article complains that Paris Hilton got special treatment and was released from jail because of inadequate medication management.
JADE: MY SUICIDE HORROR — (The Sunday Mirror)Monday, April 23rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: TV personality on antidepressants reacts to bad publicity by considering suicide.
Medication blamed for ‘rock row’ — (BBC News)Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Sister of Spain’s future queen committed suicide: autopsy — (Expatica)Friday, February 9th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Younger sister of Princess Letizia, wife of Crown Prince Felipe of Spain takes antidepressants, commits suicide by overdose.
When despair leads to tragedy — (Arizona Daily Sun)Saturday, January 20th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, given antidepressants reacts badly and commits suicide just over a month later.
If He Did It, Blame Prozac — (NYPOST)Sunday, November 26th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Friend of football player says O.J. was taking Prozac when he committed the double homicide fro which he was tried and acquitted.
Agony of a TV Star — (The Mirror)Wednesday, August 16th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Television host takes antidepressant medication. "Despite" it, he becomes more depressed and kills himself.
The Long Shadow of Led Zeppelin — (Rolling Stone)Thursday, August 10th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Led Zeppelin drummer takes antidepressant, drinks to serious excess, drinks himself to death, destroying the band.
Chess prodigy death plunge mystery — (CNN.com)Friday, July 28th, 2006SSRI Ed note: British teenage chess prodigy, 19, given antidepressants, commits suicide by jumping from hotel balcony.
Vince Welnick lived the dream, playing music with the Grateful Dead, but depression dogged him to his final days — (San Francisco Chronicle)Friday, June 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Keyboard player for Grateful Dead takes antidepressants, commits suicide by cutting throat.
Broadcast Memories – Mike Wallace — (PEOPLE MAGAZINE)Monday, May 22nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Broadcaster attempts suicide over program controversy, takes antidepressants ever since, swears by them. Believes situational stress is depression.
Angels on my shoulder — (The Scotsman)Wednesday, March 8th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Talented singer loses "soulmate", takes Seroxat (Paxil/paroxetine) prescribed by GP, becomes shaky, suicidal, ill, stops the drug, recovers.
Record Producer Spector Accused of Murder — (Court TV)Thursday, January 26th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Spector was taking Prozac and Topomax when Lana Clarkson was murdered. He was charged.
Former Baseball All Star Pitcher Arrested in Jewelry Store Robbery — (News Press)Tuesday, December 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Wealthy former star relief pitcher takes antidepressant, robs jewellery store at gunpoint.
Shawn Colvin’s Battle Against the Blues, Grammy-winning singer encourages others to fight, and overcome, depression— (Health Day News)Tuesday, October 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: GSK pays singer to "raise awareness" of depression and to convey the message that antidepressants are effective as a tactic to increase sales.
Mindy McCready Overdoses on Anti-Depressants (2005), Dead of Apparent Suicide (2013) — (Entertainment)Tuesday, September 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Singer with history of taking antidepressants that do not help, and suicide attempts, finally shoots and kills herself.
Tom Cruise Slams Brooke Shields’ Drug Use — (Hollywood)Wednesday, May 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Tom Cruise criticizes Shields' endorsement of antidepressant use for postpartum depression. He is attacked in the media.
More Celebrities Finding Roles as Antidepressant Advocates — (The New York Times)Monday, March 21st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Drug companies pay celebrities to "increase awareness" of depression, portray it as "illness", which in turn increases antidepressant sales. This is legal.
A tormented soul — (ESPN.com)Monday, January 24th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Former NFL football player suffers serious loss of quality of life from effects of polypharmacy, including antidepressants. Dies at 50.
Carrey Opens Up About Depression — (CBS)Sunday, November 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Actor admits he was on antidepressants for years, but has nothing to do with them now; "You're not getting any answers" that way.
Ron’s latest brawl adds to his checkered tale — (New York Daily News)Sunday, November 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: NBA player on antidepressants shows poor judgement, demonstrates aggressive, negative behavior.
Finally, a U.S. premiere for late troubled playwright — (SFGate)Wednesday, November 10th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Celebrated playwright on antidepressants is depressed, suicidal, ultimately commits suicide. Inevitable tragic destiny of poetic souls is blamed.
Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack — (Billboard)Friday, September 17th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on Aprozolam, Diazepam, Bupropion, Citalopram, Hydrocodone, Chlorpheniramine, Digoxin, methamphetamine, and cocaine dies of heart failure.
Ricky Williams says he failed third drug test before quitting — (ESPN NFL)Thursday, July 29th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Promising NFL player takes Paxil, loses motivation, takes drugs, quits.
Death of Ray Combs — (The Game Show Forum)Sunday, May 9th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Game show host takes antidepressants and commits suicide.
Vanishing Act — (New York Magazine)Monday, February 2nd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Writer on antidepressants is suicidal for years.
Campbell blames arrest on mixing alcohol, anxiety drug — (SP Times)Thursday, November 27th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Singer charged with impaired driving, abusive behaviour.
Singer Elliott Smith Stabs Self Twice — (Philadelphia Weekly)Thursday, October 23rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Singer who believes in antidepressants takes Paxil and Remeron, uses illegal drugs, stabs himself to death.
Depression-awareness campaign aids Bradshaw too — (Chicago Tribune)Friday, October 3rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Former NFL Quarterback suffered concussions, now has depression and memory loss.
Invisible Pain — (San Jose Mercury News)Thursday, July 24th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Football player has bad reaction to depression meds.
The Cursed Superstar — (Daily Record)Saturday, May 10th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Keanu Reeves' girlfriend gets hooked on antidepressants, dies in car crash.
Prosecutors Want Prison Term for Former NFL Lineman Alonzo Spellman in Airliner Incident — (The Edwardsville Intelligencer)Wednesday, January 29th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Former NFL linebacker in withdrawal threatens passengers on flight.
Returning to the death of a princess — (Herald Scotland)Thursday, June 27th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Henri Paul on Prozac and booze at time of fatal crash
Finley’s wife pleads innocent to spousal abuse — (Associated Press)Tuesday, April 30th, 2002
Death in a White Coat (Celebrities Destroyed by Prozac) — (EClub)Friday, February 1st, 2002
BOOZE AND PILLS KILL ROCK STAR STUART; Hawaii suicide of Big Country singer. — (The Daily Record)Tuesday, December 18th, 2001SSRI Ed note: Talented, successful musician, sober for 13 years, becomes depressed after marriage break-up, starts to drink again, hangs self on "pills and booze".
Source: Winona Blames Theft on Method Acting — (Fox News)Saturday, December 15th, 2001