Archive for Nightmares

Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)
SSRI 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.
Liverpool soldier killed himself weeks after suicide of friend with PTSD — (The Liverpool Echo)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
Family pays tributes to Gail McKinney, 16, from Great Shelford, who took her own life — (Cambridge News)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)
Eli Lilly and Company named in class action over deceptive and unlawful marketing of Cymbalta — (Got a Class Action?)
Sheriff's mercy for mum who killed young teacher in wrong side of road crash — (Daily Record)
Citalopram and Nightmares — (Neuropsychiatry)
Army failed my soldier son over breakdown, claims father — (The Telegraph)
Chepstow man stabbed friend over fling claim — (South Wales Argus)
The Real Fresh Meat: I Hallucinated For Three Weeks — (Sabotage Times)
$3.02M Verdict In Paxil case — (Albuquerque Journal News)
SSRI 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)
Friends, family coping with a hero’s suicide — (New Hampshire Sunday News)
SSRI Ed note: VA prescribes 3 antidepressants to vet suffering nightmares, he shoots and kills himself 2 days later. Nobody blames meds.
Witness says Merritt ‘was on a mission’ in bar slaying — (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Parents fight school pressure to drug their kids.
‘Local Man Knew He Might Kill’ — (Southwark News)
SSRI 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)
Misdiagnosis of Serotonin Syndrome as Fibromyalgia — (Tribe)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor misses seratonin syndrome, physical therapist sees that symptoms are not consistent with fibromyalgia. Patient suffers needlessly.
Sleepwalker acquitted of attempted murder—The Telegraph
Triumph over tragedy: Track-and-field accident changed the lives of two families—(The Columbus Dispatch)
Falling Through the Cracks of the Army's Duty of Care The Forgotten Casualties—(CounterPunch)
‘I'm messed up’: Iraq war veteran says PTSD led him to crime, prison—(The Tribune-Democrat)
‘I’m messed up’: Iraq war veteran says PTSD led him to crime, prison—(The Tribune-Democrat)
Sorry for all the trouble —(The Suffolk Times)
SSRI Ed note: (Another) veteran addicted to psych meds including Venlafaxine, Xanax, exhibits erratic behaviour, commits multiple felonies, withdrawal even worse.
The Suicide Rush — (CounterPunch)
SSRI Ed note: Two Iraq Vets on Klonapin, Geodon, Clonodine, Remeron, Prozac, other meds suffer serious side effects,, attempt suicide, one succeeds.
Sleep Violence: Antidepressant Link? — (CBS News)
SSRI Ed note: Mayo clinic teams takes 1st step toward discovering that SSRIs cause parasomnias, a phenomenon now known elsewhere.
Antidepressant gives patient nightmares — (The Times of India)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor figures out that Mirtazapine / Remeron can cause terrible violent nightmares.
Parenting: Six common causes for kids’ nightmares — (The Sun-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Mayo Clinic warns that certain antidepressants can cause children to experience nightmares.
Effects of abuse, part 2
SSRI Ed note: SSRIs can cause more vivid traumatic flashbacks, nightmares.
Army suicides rise as time spent in combat increases — (USA Today)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran taking antidepressants drinks heavily, collects arsenal, kills himself in front of VA hospital.
Tripler plans to release soldier who held off Hawaii police in standoff — (The Honolulu Star Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Young veteran on antidepressants suffers nightmares, has stand-off with police during manic episode, attempts suicide.
‘Raped’ male nurse guilty of wasting police time — (The Wimbledon Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on "cocktail" of medications for depression, insomnia, has vivid dreams, thinks he was raped, later recants. Court accuses him of lying to get attention.
Dead Marine’s family says he didn’t get proper care — (Austin American-Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Marine taking 6 medicataions including zolpidem, trazodone, fluoxetine, lorazepam, seroquel suffers multiple negative side effects, dies in sleep.
Girlfriend Believes Chantix Contributed to Texas Musician’s Death — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Talented musician takes Chantix to stop smoking, has hallucinations / dreams while awake, this leads to him being shot by neighbour. Girlfriend blames med.
Many returning soldiers become uncounted casualties of war — (KING 5 News)
SSRI Ed note: Young Iraq vet given loads of psych meds by VA, becomes suicidal, detached, uncaring, has panic attacks and nightmares, dies by suicide.