Archive for Over spending

Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Accused Richard Bain testifies about ‘big depression’ – Montreal — (Eastern Ontario Network Television)
Sarah’s Story — (SSRI Stories)
SSRI 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 — (
SSRI Ed note: Man, 35, taking medication for mental illness, murders 14 family members including his mom, then commits suicide.
Citalopram is the Divorce Drug — (
SSRI 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 — (
SSRI 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
SSRI 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.
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.
Witness: Durham murder suspect collected knives — (News Observer)
SSRI 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)
Nene King claims friends stole from her while she was addicted to drugs — (The Age – Victoria)
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.
David Clairmonte burgled father days before Luton murder — (BBC News)
SSRI 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)
£10k stolen from nursery by mum — (The Worksop Guardian)
Suicide prevention efforts shifting toward at-risk group: middle-aged men — (Columbia Missourian)
SSRI 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)
Tunica millionaire’s death continues to mystify his daughter — (WMC-TV)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious binge shopper, VP Finance, takes Prozac, spending gets worse, she embezzles $34 million, caught, faces 20 years. Bipolar illness blamed.
Depression pill linked to suicide bids—(New zealand herald)
‘Voluntary Madness’ Author Norah Vincent Tells of Her Depression — (U.S. News)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
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.
Judge refuses to change bail for former Chicopee mayor — (The Republican)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, 53, on Effexor defrauds Starbucks, embezzles and spends millions.
Defense rests in Dana Pierce murder trial — (The Statesman)
Antidepressant may stop the need to shop — (The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Prosecutor Lists Foley Slaying Motives He Says Kathleen’s Extramarital Affair, Husband’s Control Led Her To Kill Joe. Lehigh County — (The Morning Call)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
Chief’s wife says anti-depressant led to problems — (Fort Pierce Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Prozac, undergoes personality change, becomes callous, paranoid and uncaring, behaves badly to family.
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Support group formed for people whose lives damaged by Prozac. Founder became emotionally unstable, violent, lost marriage, was self-destructive.