Archive for Gambling

Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man in 5-days withdrawal from anxiety medication, no history of violence, takes cocaine next day stabs to death grandmother of whom he is "very fond".
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Ordinary, sane retired accountant on anti-anxiety meds shoots people at concert killing 59, dies by suicide. No motive, no brain abnormality found.
Vietnamese community prays for Edmonton murder victims, forgives killer — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Edmonton man on antidepressants kills 7 people in vietnamese community, including 2 children, then himself.
Actress Lynsey Pow found hanged after battles with cocaine and gambling debts — (London Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Actress on antidepressants uses illegal drugs, runs up gambling debts, hangs herself, leaves a note. Coroner decides not necessarily suicide.
Marriages destroyed by SSRI/SNRIs — (Pharmacology Forum)
SSRI Ed note: Support forum for spouses who find themselves "married to a stranger" when their spouse takes SSRIs.
Utah tragedy: The last flight of Speedy Peterson — (Salt Lake City Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Olympic skier on Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and Zoloft dies by suicide.
When happy meds lead to depressing debt — (
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist notices that people on antidepressants for injuries spend money they do not have to gamble. Cases of A/D problem spending cited.
Link between anti-depressants and gambling — (Harmony)
Fartown man who killed his dad had attacked his wife and mum before — (The Huddersfield Daily Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants becomes violent, drinks, gambles, and attacks father, who dies, while in withdrawal.
Attack victim feared for baby — (Derbyshire Times)
Milwaukee police still have no leads in cases of missing men — (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: 2 men, both on recent new antidepressant prescriptions, go missing. One clearly disoriented. Neither seen since since late 2008.
Coach of Russian football team treated for gambling problem — (Sputnik News)
SSRI Ed note: Czech football coach's wife said he always gambled but with antidepressants and high salary he lost self-control.
Being unique is a disorder — (Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Sexual problems, gambling, stealing, anger mgt, compulsive shopping are now disorders to be managed by drugs. But antidepressants can cause them.
Fired officer’s alleged drug use, poker acquaintances at issue — (The Joplin Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman on methadone, Zoloft, Lunesta (eszopiclone) uses bad judgement, associates with sketchy people, involved in gambling, possible theft/fraud. Fired.
NBA referee pleads guilty to gambling — (The Alexander City Outlook)
SSRI Ed note: NBA referee takes antidepressants, offers bets on games he is officiating. Charged, fined, loses job.
Secretary gets up to 14 years for embezzlement — (The Daily Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Law clerk starts taking antidepressants, starts embezzling money from a vulnerable client of the firm, has urges to gamble. Sent to prison, life ruined.
Man told to pay neighbours compensation after attacking cars — (The Evesham Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants has gambling problem, drinks, goes on a rampage damaging cars, does not remember. Court demands that he pay for damage.
Parker guilty on all counts — (The Cherokee Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Man, never had any trouble with the law, robs bank on impulse, goes gambling with ex, is caught because he did nothing to hide it. Blames Paxil, convicted.
Rose Hill robbery suspect caught near Ark City — (Winfield Daily Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no criminal record stops his antidepressant, robs a store, heads toward Oklahoma to gamble, is apprehended.
Canadian woman jailed for stealing $190,000 from in-laws — (Online Casino News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Paxil for depression, develops serious internet gambling habit, lies and steals, loses marriage and family.
Cops had prior problems with former deputy charged in murder-for-hire plot — (King County Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac tries to hire hit man to kill his family
Warrant Issued for Physician — (The Arizona Republic)
SSRI Ed note: Pediatrician takes antidepressants, is suicidal, has gambling problem, begins to think strangely, disappears.
From the archives: Murder in the family — (The Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Namesake, alcoholic son on antidepressants considered most likely suspect in murder of father.
‘I’m a gambler by nature’ – Ex-fire chief accused in bank heist blames money, family woes — (The Dallas Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Paxil, gambles, gets into serious financial trouble, involved in robberies, loses job, doesn't care, has major family problems.
LOSING THE GAMBLE — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Young man with supportive family, gambling problem seeks medical help, gets Prozac instead, dies by suicide.
Morro Bay Changed Forever By Killings — (The Fresno Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac develops paranoid grudges, goes on shooting spree, kills 6 others then himself.