Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Sarah’s Story — (SSRI Stories)Thursday, March 31st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Married couple with 2 girls almost divorces due to husband's reaction to Celexa. Wife articulates perfectly the danger of SSRI impact on mental state.
Thane murders: Hasnain Warekar was stuck in a huge debt of Rs 67 lakh — (India.com)Saturday, March 5th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man, 35, taking medication for mental illness, murders 14 family members including his mom, then commits suicide.
Citalopram is the Divorce Drug — (SurvivingAntidepressants.org)Friday, February 26th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Citalopram transforms woman, she become selfish, reckless and and uncaring, couple divorces.
Police offer $100,000 reward for information about the death of Jordan Thompson who died after being given antidepressants — (news.com.au)Monday, October 19th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Investigation into killing of toddler with antidepressant overdose, presumably by the person whose drugs they were.
Opinion: My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder, and denial destroyed him — (The Journal.ie)Thursday, May 15th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man loses job, has nervous breakdown, is diagnosed, given Paxil, gets worse, wife accepts he is bipolar, unknowingly works against his recovery. Typical.
Witness: Durham murder suspect collected knives — (News Observer)Wednesday, May 8th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man take medication for bipolar inconsistently, displays erratic and threatening behaviour, fatally stabs his wife.
Lympstone bicycle pioneer took his own life — (Exeter Express and Echo)Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Nene King claims friends stole from her while she was addicted to drugs — (The Age – Victoria)Thursday, January 24th, 2013
When happy meds lead to depressing debt — (CreditCards.com)Thursday, November 29th, 2012SSRI 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.
David Clairmonte burgled father days before Luton murder — (BBC News)Wednesday, March 7th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Man becomes suicidal, quits sertraline, in 4 weeks withdrawal burgles father's home, a few days later bludgeons neighbour to death in attempted robbery.
Liberty Murder Suspect Squandered Thousands after Filing Bankruptcy — (Easeley Patch)Monday, October 31st, 2011
£10k stolen from nursery by mum — (The Worksop Guardian)Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Suicide prevention efforts shifting toward at-risk group: middle-aged men — (Columbia Missourian)Sunday, August 21st, 2011SSRI Ed note: Depressed man takes antidepressants, has suicidal thoughts, still depressed, commits suicide. Message is he did the right thing by seeking help. Rational?
Celexa/Citalopram stole my husband — (PaxilProgress)Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Tunica millionaire’s death continues to mystify his daughter — (WMC-TV)Thursday, June 30th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Millionaire behaves in bizarrely, travels with 2 young women spending recklessly, appearing intoxicated. Drowns in car on fluoxetine and low level of alcohol.
Former Judge Bob Downing explains episode that led to his resignation — (The Advocate)Monday, March 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Appeal judge takes Lexapro, stops taking it, becomes manic, is diagnosed bipolar, spends money wildly, alienates everyone, has to resign from bench.
Sachdeva’s attorneys seek leniency — (Milwaukee Business Journal)Wednesday, November 17th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Anxious binge shopper, VP Finance, takes Prozac, spending gets worse, she embezzles $34 million, caught, faces 20 years. Bipolar illness blamed.
‘Voluntary Madness’ Author Norah Vincent Tells of Her Depression — (U.S. News)Friday, January 2nd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Journalist on Prozac goes undercover to observe mental illness treatment at different facilities. Wants to get off Prozac.
Accused ‘had experience digging holes’ — (Dundee Born and Reed Telegraph)Tuesday, November 18th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on sedative, antidepressant, painkiller rapes and kills schoolgirl. Later found to be serial killer.
Being unique is a disorder — (Sydney Morning Herald)Thursday, September 4th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Sexual problems, gambling, stealing, anger mgt, compulsive shopping are now disorders to be managed by drugs. But antidepressants can cause them.
Subsidized Prozac prescribed to children — (The Australian)Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Australia's Pharma Benefits Scheme recommends against prescribing SSRIs to kids but in 2008 279,460 scripts written, excluding off-label, subsidized by gov't.
Getto Smith sentenced to prison — (The Nevada Appeal)Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: "Pillar of community" starts reckless theft from close associate after starting antidepressants, is caught, charged, gets 24 - 95 months in prison.
Deaths linked to debt — (The Courier Mail)Sunday, July 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Reclusive retired couple on antidepressants dies by murder-suicide or suicide pact, setting their rental home on fire, also killing their beloved dog.
Mum apologises for false claims — (The Sydney Morning Herald)Wednesday, May 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants "blows" $3,500, afraid to tell boyfriend she invents a story blaming a fictitious assailant.
Man told to pay neighbours compensation after attacking cars — (The Evesham Journal)Friday, April 13th, 2007SSRI 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.
Judge refuses to change bail for former Chicopee mayor — (The Republican)Wednesday, January 11th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Mayor on antidepressants is abusive to family, engages in extortion, bribery, cannot run again, major downward spiral.
Canadian woman jailed for stealing $190,000 from in-laws — (Online Casino News)Thursday, August 28th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Paxil for depression, develops serious internet gambling habit, lies and steals, loses marriage and family.
Did Antidepressant Trigger A Manic Spending Spree? — (People’s Pharmacy)Tuesday, August 12th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man nearing retirement takes Effexor, makes his wife's life "a living hell", spends all their savings, refuses to listen to reason
Chaffee woman pleads guilty to defrauding elderly resident — (Southeast Missourian)Thursday, July 24th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Caregiver on antidepressant, with no criminal history, steals from elderly woman with Alzheimers.
Woman who stole from Starbucks gets jail time — (The Olympian)Tuesday, November 26th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Woman, 53, on Effexor defrauds Starbucks, embezzles and spends millions.
Defense rests in Dana Pierce murder trial — (The Statesman)Wednesday, May 15th, 2002
Antidepressant may stop the need to shop — (The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)Monday, April 23rd, 2001
Prosecutor Lists Foley Slaying Motives He Says Kathleen’s Extramarital Affair, Husband’s Control Led Her To Kill Joe. Lehigh County — (The Morning Call)Tuesday, September 12th, 2000SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac smokes marijuana, overspends, has an affair and gets pregnant, finally murders husband. Everything but the Prozac is blamed.
Police Report Gives Details On Barton Atlanta Shooting; Suspect Amended His Will Twice Three Days Before Office Shooting Spree — (Associated Press)Thursday, July 29th, 1999SSRI Ed note: Day trader, 45, on Prozac, loses money, shoots wife, 2 kids, kills 9 people at 2 brokerage firms, wounds 13, kills himself.
To Die For: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Dana Sue Gray — (St Martin’s Paperbacks)Tuesday, December 1st, 1998SSRI Ed note: Woman good neighbour, "dedicated" and caring nurse takes Paxil, overspends, murders elderly women and uses their credit cards to spend more.
Does shopping go better with Prozac? — (San Antonio Express-News)Wednesday, December 18th, 1996
Chief’s wife says anti-depressant led to problems — (Fort Pierce Tribune)Friday, November 20th, 1992SSRI Ed note: Man takes Prozac, undergoes personality change, becomes callous, paranoid and uncaring, behaves badly to family.
ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW — (Newport News)Sunday, August 2nd, 1992SSRI Ed note: Popular police officer takes Prozac for father's drnking, loses marriage, starts to drink himself, deteriorates rapidly to breakdown, changes, steals.
Letter to Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration — (Stephen Leith)Thursday, January 30th, 1992SSRI Ed note: Teacher prescribed Prozac after wife dies becomes manic, behaves strangely, kills Superintendant, lands in prison, documents his experience in letter to FDA.
Sally Barrett — (1991 FDA Hearings)Friday, September 20th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, given Prozac becomes hostile, aggressive, agitated and suicidal. She gains 75 lb, shoplifts, overspends, finally buys a gun and kills herself.
Suzanne Johnson — (1991 FDA Hearings)Friday, September 20th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, becomes manic, spends wildly on items she does not need, gets deep into debt, does not notice symptoms of serious bone problem.
Wade Frankum kills six, commits suicide – (The Crime Web)Saturday, August 31st, 1991SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac with blank stare has coffee in a mall cafe, stabs a young woman to death, shoots people at random, killing 6, then kills himself.
Women Form Prozac User Support Group — (Park City Daily News)Tuesday, June 5th, 1990SSRI Ed note: Support group formed for people whose lives damaged by Prozac. Founder became emotionally unstable, violent, lost marriage, was self-destructive.