Ohio Woman Who Set Neighbors’ Homes on Fire Sentenced to 4 Years — (Insurance Journal)Tuesday, August 21st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac who sets 13 fires claiming she did it because neighbours were playing loud music is jailed for 4 years,
Woman faces arson charges for fires started near Seeley — (The Missoulian)Wednesday, August 15th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman with cancer given antidepressants, becomes obsessed with lighting fires, is charged with felony attempted arson.
‘Suicide by fire’ shocks Kittery — (Seacoast Online)Tuesday, August 14th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants plans and executes his own death by burning. Neighbours horrified.
Man, 2 children found dead in burned SUV — (Deseret News)Friday, August 3rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants kills himself and his two children in car fire.
‘Depressed’ woman burns self, kids — (The Times of India)Monday, July 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants sets herself and her 3 children on fire, one daughter is rescued and survives for at least a few days, others die.
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.
hree years for for husband who stabbed his wife with kitchen knife — (The York Press)Thursday, June 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant stabs wife, deemed not to have any psychiatric disorder, burns his hair off in jail, then has medication adjusted, improves.
Arsonist ‘stood like a god’ in ruins of house — (Herald News)Thursday, April 26th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac is suicidal, gets drunk and tries to kill himself by blowing up his apartment, endangering others. He is jailed for 27 months.
Medication blamed for ‘rock row’ — (BBC News)Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Police: Fatal fire set by suicidal family member — (WHAS 11)Tuesday, February 27th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac and amphetamine, takes more than normal, sets fire that kills her mother, daughter, grandson and self.
Lake fatal fire ruled arson, suicide — (The Canton Repository)Friday, February 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on heavy dose of medication for depression dies by setting fire to her home.
Woman burned herself alive ‘to end debt’ — (The Birmingham Mail)Saturday, January 27th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Young solicitor on antidepressants gets into debt, becomes more depressed, dies by burning herself to death. Depression blamed.
Pensioner ignited himself after bout of depression — (UTVLive)Thursday, December 14th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Persioner on tranquillisers, antidepressants dies by setting himself on fire while his faily are at church. No warning, no motive.
Lover denies arson murder — (The Herald Sun)Friday, November 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman taking depression medication uses it to drug a man and set him on fire, killing him.
Palmerton man gets prison time for arson at estranged wife’s house — (The Morning Call)Tuesday, November 14th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man upset over pending divorce changes antidepressants, goes on rampage burning down house and killing pets.
MOTHER SPARED JAIL FOR BABY DEATH — (Shields Gazette)Saturday, October 28th, 2006SSRI 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.
Summit Hill woman says she set fire in murder-suicide attempt — (The Morning Call)Friday, October 20th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants plans murder-suicide of herself and her kids by burning their home, but plan fails. She is charged, faces up to 20 years in prison,
Bitter ex-firefighter ‘lit blazes’ — (Perth Now)Wednesday, October 11th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Former firefighter taking antidepressants drinks and sets dangerous grass fires.
One family’s struggle with mental illness — (The Seattle Times)Tuesday, May 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Talented teen treated with Prozac, gets worse, more meds, starts the typical downhill slide into dysfunction and mental illness. Role of meds not identified.
Tragic mom’s cry for help results in fire death — (The News and Star)Thursday, May 4th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed antidepressants starts to feel better, then sets herself on fire and burns to death. Depression blamed.
‘He just lost it … He is overwhelmed. He is really emotional, he can’t really talk’ — (New York Daily News)Wednesday, December 28th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from Prozac goes on crime spree, attempts suicide, caught, pleads NCR.
Lawsuit over MIT student’s death raises the tragic question: Did she intend to kill herself? — (The Bryan Times)Thursday, September 8th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, has serious problems following visit to psychiatrist, takes Celexa, Ativan, suicidal, O/Ds, drinks, burns herself to death. Parents sue wrong entity.
Authorities say man acted alone in arson at McDonald’s in Sisters – The arrest of a student described as a gentle soul and a talented musician stuns the town of 1,500 — (The Oregonian)Thursday, July 14th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants sets a fire, causing major damage, for no apparent reason, nobody believes that he could be responsible.
Death leap mum set fire to husband — (Manchester Evening News)Friday, July 1st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman whose husband wants to divorce takes antidepressants, sets him on fire, jumps off overpass. Both die.
Admitted arsonist seeks probation — (Knoxville News-Sentinal)Wednesday, June 29th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on SSRI sets fire to historic restaurant where he works, destroying the building.
Police: Palmerton man set fire to wife’s home — (The Morning Call)Wednesday, June 29th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man who recently changed antidepressants stalks, threatens, and harasses his estranged wife, violates restraining order and burns down house.
Mystery of man’s fire death in garden — (The Bexhill-on-Sea Observer)Monday, June 13th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Widower given antidepressants following death of wife and stroke, pours petrol over himself and sets it on fire. Coroner records open verdict.
Death leap mum set fire to husband — (Manchester Evening News)Wednesday, June 8th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman abandoned by husband, takes antidepressants, commits murder-suicide by setting husband on fire, jumping off bridge.
Woman’s death ruled suicide — (PhillyBurbs)Friday, January 28th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman taking Lexapro and Benedryl drinks alcohol, commits suicide by burning herself to death in her car.
Teen girls sentenced for setting school fire — (The Canton Repository)Saturday, December 4th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Girl, 14, sets school fire 3 weeks after starting antidepressants. She and another girl sent to residential treatment facility. Bipolar disorder blamed.
Crazed cult follower caged after frenzied attack — (the Tottenham Independent)Monday, September 27th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Student, 25, recently treated for mental illness, on A/D, murders boyfriend and grandmother during psychotic episode. Schizophrenia blamed.
Wilkes-Barre man arrested for setting fires — (The Sunday Voice)Tuesday, September 14th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety and depression drinks, becomes hostile and aggressive, sets four fires.
Richard Schneeberg — (2004 FDA Hearings)Monday, September 13th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man gets 14 antidepressants in 8 hospital stays, every time he becomes psychotic and/or suicidal. He survives to recommend the FDA ban SSRIs.
Death could have been prevented — (BBC NEWS)Thursday, July 15th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Street drug user has problems, NHS gives psych drugs incl. sertraline. Quits drugs, murders man. Mental illness, supervision blamed. Reoffends 8 yrs later.
Drugs Probe Inquest Wait — (This is Exeter)Saturday, June 26th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Teacher on citalopram commits suicide by setting himself on fire.
Arsonist jailed for 12 years for two killings — (The Star)Sunday, March 14th, 2004SSRI Ed note: After drunken party man on antidepressants stabs brother's girlfriend to death, sets house on fire, killing brother. Gets life. Mental illness blamed
Mother charged with killing toddlers in Monroe County fire — (PennLive.com)Friday, February 27th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Good mom takes Effexor, sets fire that kills her two toddlers. Mental illness is blamed.
Volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to church arson — (North Forty News)Friday, February 20th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Volunteer fire fighter, 20, who has stopped taking antidepressants sets fires. One destroys historic church.
Former Spartanburg Co. volunteer firefighter sentenced to 2 years for setting fires — (10WIStv)Friday, December 12th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Teenage volunteer firefighter on antidepressants sets fires on purpose, perhaps seeking excitement/stimulation.
Depressed psychiatrist received “poor care” — (BBC NEWS)Friday, October 24th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist takes lithium, Prozac for depression, possibly postpartum, stops meds. stabs herself and her 3-mo-old baby, sets fire. Both die.
Swimming row led to fire attack — (BBC News)Tuesday, May 20th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman sets neighbour's apartment on fire for failing to take her son to swim.
Teen’s troubles cost grandparents $20,000 — (Wausau Daily Herald)Wednesday, May 7th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Teenager "does not feel right" on antidepressants, commits arson
Woman guilty of fatal arson attack — (BBC News)Tuesday, September 24th, 2002
Boy charged in arson was on medication. He’s held at Maxey; counseling being set up — (Detroit Free Press)Saturday, April 13th, 2002
Jones, child fighting for lives — (Roswell Daily Record)Monday, March 18th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Man, 27, on antidepressants takes 5-yr-old girl hostage, shoots her and two others in the head, then kills himself. No motive, no illegal drug use.
FIRE FOILED MURDER PLOT, POLICE SAY — (Columbus Dispatch)Thursday, January 3rd, 2002
Harrison man admits killing family — (The Louisville Courier-Journal)Wednesday, April 11th, 2001
Girl’s rebirthing was “last chance” to save family — (The Denver Post)Wednesday, April 4th, 2001
Former fire chief is sentenced — (Asbury Park Press)Saturday, July 29th, 2000