Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)Thursday, April 9th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.
Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects — (Gizmodo)Tuesday, April 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: FDA belatedly (26 yrs too late) acknowledges that "z" drugs like zolpidem can cause parasomnias with deadly outcomes for some people.
Suicide Or Murder? Philadelphia Teacher’s Baffling Death Still Leaves Her Family Searching For Answers — (Oxygen)Thursday, April 4th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Liverpool soldier killed himself weeks after suicide of friend with PTSD — (The Liverpool Echo)Saturday, June 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran consumed by anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, suicide attempts. Perhaps hismeds did more than "numb" him.
Christopher Garnier tells murder trial Catherine Campbell asked him to choke her — (CBC News)Monday, December 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant sees violent images, father on same med has nightmares, murders a woman during sex, cannot remember. He suspects drug, noone believes.
Young mum was found hanged on mental health ward after desperate plea for medication to be reviewed — (Manchester Evening News)Wednesday, February 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: "Happy" young mum on antidepressants attempts suicide, medication review promised, enters hospital, her request for transfer denied, she hangs herself.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, January 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
‘I’LL LEAVE YOU ONLY MEMORIES’ Chilling last text message husband sent to estranged wife before murdering daughter, 6, drowning her dogs and then wrapping her lifeless arms around the pets’ bodies — (The Sun)Tuesday, December 13th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Couple splits, man takes antidepressants, suffers nightmares about harming ex, beloved daughter. Drowns her, pet dogs, hangs himself. Revenge motive blamed.
Horrific Nightmares… Is my Lexapro the cause? — (Anxiety Forum)Monday, May 18th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Users discuss side effects of Lexapro, and its potential to cause horrific nightmares.
Coroner’s probe: Why did Dunedin father Edward Livingstone kill his children? — (OTAGO DAILY TIMES)Tuesday, April 21st, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Lexapro & sleep aid has strange dreams, assaults wife, is psychotic, knows meds are cause, stops them, kills family and self. Meds not blamed.
The Secret Service scandals, explained — (VOX Politics)Saturday, March 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Troubled vet on antidepressants becomes increasingly paranoid,fstand tried to scale White House fence with a knife.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)Saturday, March 7th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Husband enters not guilty plea in wife’s murder — (Post-Tribune)Friday, February 13th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on Xanax, Zoloft and Valium, as well as sleep medication appears to have murdered his wife although he denies it and may not remember.
Daughter killed her 93-year-old Sheffield mum — (The Star)Tuesday, December 16th, 2014SSRI Ed note: 'Caring and loving’ daughter who had been providing 'exemplary' care to her elderly mum, beats her to death while in dream state. Depression blamed. Convicted.
Family pays tributes to Gail McKinney, 16, from Great Shelford, who took her own life — (Cambridge News)Monday, September 22nd, 2014SSRI Ed note: Teen given Prozac for bullying, night terrors feels worse on it, asks for prescription change. GP agrees to change but she commits suicide before he sees her.
Postnatal depression horror: “I gave birth… then began to hallucinate about death” — (The Mirror)Monday, September 8th, 2014SSRI Ed note: New mom, extremely anxious and afraid is prescribed antidepressants. She gets manic and then psychotic, is taken off the A/D and given neuroleptic.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Video: Killer ‘just snapped’ – A jury in the murder trial of Robert Cromwell views his interview with police after Casey Wright’s death — (The Register-Guard)Friday, May 16th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man who drinks, takes antidepressants and sleeping pills murders his ex-fiancee, attempts suicide.
In the Crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic — (The New Yorker)Monday, June 3rd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Veteran on prescription drug cocktail including antidepressants shoots American hero.
Family doctor, 45, 'raped 10-year-old schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants' — (Daily Mail)Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Eli Lilly and Company named in class action over deceptive and unlawful marketing of Cymbalta — (Got a Class Action?)Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Strange Dreams, anti-depressant side effects — (AHotBath.co.uk)Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
A case of sleep driving? — (Corvallis Gazette-Times)Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Citalopram and Nightmares — (Neuropsychiatry)Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Army failed my soldier son over breakdown, claims father — (The Telegraph)Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Chepstow man stabbed friend over fling claim — (South Wales Argus)Monday, January 16th, 2012
The Real Fresh Meat: I Hallucinated For Three Weeks — (Sabotage Times)Monday, October 10th, 2011
$3.02M Verdict In Paxil case — (Albuquerque Journal News)Wednesday, October 5th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Family of woman who killed herself on Paxil sue health provider, GSK, jury awards $3.02 million against provider, judge excludes GSK from suit.
Driver was three times over limit — (Derbyshire Times)Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
'You Seem So Normal!' — (Huffington Post)Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Friends, family coping with a hero’s suicide — (New Hampshire Sunday News)Sunday, August 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: VA prescribes 3 antidepressants to vet suffering nightmares, he shoots and kills himself 2 days later. Nobody blames meds.
Defense: Stewart doesn’t remember nursing home shooting — (WRAL)Monday, August 1st, 2011SSRI Ed note: Nurse prescribes man, 46, Lexapro, Xanax, Ambien. 2 days later he shoots 11 nursing home residents in a zombie-like state, 8 die. He gets life.
Witness says Merritt ‘was on a mission’ in bar slaying — (The Knoxville News Sentinel)Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on cocktail of psych drugs including Lexapro, Wellbutrin, gets into a fight at a bar, shoots and kills a man and cuts and chews a piece of flesh. Gets life.
Trauma of War — (Albuquerque Journal)Monday, February 28th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs kills another talented young soldier with polypharmacy: antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers.
Ablechild – Unsung Hero in Battle Against Psychopharmaceutical Industry — (Countercurrents)Thursday, November 18th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Parents fight school pressure to drug their kids.
KTLA SPECIAL REPORT: Fmr. Cop Accused Of Rape Blames Anti-Depressant Medication — (KTLA)Thursday, November 11th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, neurontin drinks, kidnaps & rapes woman, has no recollection of events, is charged, drug defence rejected, dies by suicide. Wife realizes truth.
‘Local Man Knew He Might Kill’ — (Southwark News)Wednesday, April 21st, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man, 28, prescribed antidepressants, becomes paranoid, angry, has violent thoughts, dreams and blackouts, stabs a man to death at random.
Sleep disorders a nightmare for many — (Chicago Tribune)Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Tough old soldier battles new enemy: Suicide epidemic — (McClatchy DC)Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Misdiagnosis of Serotonin Syndrome as Fibromyalgia — (Tribe)Sunday, January 31st, 2010SSRI Ed note: Doctor misses seratonin syndrome, physical therapist sees that symptoms are not consistent with fibromyalgia. Patient suffers needlessly.
Briton who strangled wife in his sleep walks free; Man ‘had nightmare about burglar and woke to find he had strangled wife’ — (The Telegraph)Thursday, November 19th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants has sleep disorder, stops taking medication for holiday with wife, murders her in his sleep.
Sleeping-pill defense claimed in Denver-area murder case — (The Denver Post)Sunday, October 25th, 2009
A Combat Soldier on Death Row? — (Salem-News)Tuesday, July 28th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Soldier has bad reaction to meds issued by V.A., Paxil, Zoloft, & Clonazepam sent home suffering PTSD, kills 2, injures 1 thinking them "hostiles", gets life.
Sleepwalker acquitted of attempted murder—The TelegraphTuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Falling Through the Cracks of the Army's Duty of Care The Forgotten Casualties—(CounterPunch)Saturday, May 23rd, 2009