Archive for Celexa (citalopram)

Heartbreaking suicide note of mum-of-four who died in post natal depression tragedy — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
Teacher who told kids ‘believe in yourself’ hanged herself after low self esteem — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, talented teacher put on Celexa by GP, a year later she hangs herself, coroner questions intent since no history, decides not a suicide.
Young mum hanged herself after losing job at doctor’s surgery — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom with insomnia, taking citalopram and zopiclone, loses job, hangs herself.
‘One of the loveliest people I ever knew’: Suicide tragedy of the Manchester Royal Infirmary nurse who struggled with self doubt
SSRI Ed note: Nurse close to physician father goes on and off antidepressants, including citalopram, for "low moods" over 2 years, dies by suicide soon after re-starting.
SSRIs & why I handed in my gun — (MINDS.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman is prescribed Celexa / citalopram following death of Dad, she develops thoughts of killing the family of a man she felt disrespected her.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Baum Hedlund Urges Dept of Justice to Reopen Investigation re Celexa / Lexapro Clinical Trials — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman)
SSRI Ed note: Forest Labs manipulates trials for Celexa, Lexapro to make them appear effective, after conviction for fraud law firm wants to revisit case for fraud.
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Singer on temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa) and painkillers works with hip fracture, it gets worse, he take too many meds, dies.
Mother of three, 34, who struggled to sleep at night accidentally killed herself with a cocktail of prescription pills after ‘living a game of chemical Russian roulette’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum on many pills dies after taking a large, toxic combination. Coroner rules death was accidental.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
Prosecution grills husband in wife’s drowning trial — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Husband takes woman who harmed young sons, 2 and 5, to GP for depression, he prescribes Celexa (perhaps not taken consistently), she drowns the boys.
1 in 6 US adults say they have taken psychiatric drugs, report says — (The Bennington Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds that 12% of Americans - more than 1 in 8 - over age 18 are on antidepressants, most of them long term.
Harley Street dentist arrested on suspicion of killing wife was victim of domestic abuse, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Dentist has complaint filed about her, starts citalopram, diazepam, hangs herself, husband held on suspicion of murder, since no logical motive for suicide.
Attorney for teen accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself raises questions about antidepressant — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage couple both take citalopram, he is suicidal, she encourages him to kill himself, and he does. She is charged.
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.
Family and friends pay tribute to “cheeky” Chard dad, Derek Cummins, after accidental overdose death — (Chard and Ilminster News)
SSRI Ed note: Man has more than 30 times safe level of Celexa in his system, coroner decides there is no evidence he intended to kill himself.
Citalopram is the Divorce Drug — (SurvivingAntidepressants.org)
SSRI Ed note: Citalopram transforms woman, she become selfish, reckless and and uncaring, couple divorces.
SSRI Ed note: Man writes nasty, cynical, tongue-in-cheek warning about why men should never date women on antidepressants. Big grain of truth.
Motive remains a mystery as police close case of Oakland quadruple homicide-suicide — (Portland Press-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking citalopram, trazodone and various other drugs kills 3. Officials are puzzled about motive. Mental illness is blamed.
Inquest into the death of Edward Wayne Logan — (Queensland Coroner)
SSRI Ed note: Coroner finds that "despite" being on Lexapro, Celexa, man's personality was to blame for him being shot by police during manic, violent episode, not meds.
His 83-year-old wife jumped to her death from a Kaiser clinic — why? — (Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Why would an 83-yr-old jump to her death? Maybe it was the Prozac, citalopram and Xanax, they gave her?
Common antidepressants ‘linked to increased risk of violent behaviour in young people’ — (Belfast Telegraph) Rx for violence? — (LA Times)
SSRI Ed note: Study shows antidepressants associated with violence, especially among young people. Study flawed because it counts period after discontinuance as drug-free.
Tracy Anstice murder: No evidence of husband’s violence, report says — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man is prescribed citalopram to deal with upset over break-up with wife. He deteriorates, murders her after 2 months on the drug. Role of med not explored.
No charges against Peel police in death of Jermaine Carby / Leaked details of Jermaine Carby’s toxicology report show hard drugs were in man’s system — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Various drugs, including Celexa, found in body of man shot by police. News mentions only the illegal drugs.
Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fractures in Menopausal Women – Shorter treatment duration may lower risk, investigators found — (Medpage Today)
SSRI Ed note: Study in the journal "Injury Prevention" shows women who take SSRIs to treat menopausal symptoms 76% more likely to suffer a bone fracture/break.
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.
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Physician urges women to stay on SSRIs despite killing their sex drive. Invokes myth that takers are happier, ignores the many serious SSRI negative effects.
A320 Crash: The Co-Pilot Wanted the World To Know His Name — (Le Figaro)
SSRI Ed note: Germanwings pilot on citalopram, mirtazapine and zoplclone locks captain out of cockpit, crashes Airbus A320, killing 150.
1st Circuit Tosses Suit Over Antidepressant — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Parents file false advertising claim against Forest Labs, court (effectively) decides that FDA prerogative overrides consumers rights.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (MythsandRisksInfo.com)
Doctor criticised for repeat antidepressant prescription — (New Zealand Herald)
Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane study shows that antidepressants double risk of suicide for young people, prominent researcher takes citalopram, dies by suicide.
Reader's Letter — (SSRI Stories)
A death in the Bakken: Worker’s family rejects drug conclusion — (EnergyWire)
SSRI Ed note: Man on painkillers and Celexa engages in unsafe work, dies from drug effects.
Cleveland woman with mental illness died after police used takedown move, brother says — (Cleveland.com)
SSRI Ed note: Medical examiner does not know what killed a woman taking citalopram, quetiapine, Risperdal and Benadryl and held down on pavement by police.
Lawsuit Alleges Celexa, Lexapro Makers Mislead On Safety for Children — (AboutLawsuits.com)
Ashton KCJ represents family of young Spixworth man who jumped to death from Castle Mall after being told to wait a month for treatment
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, Lunesta
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
Watford woman died after taking painkillers and antidepressants in ‘tragic accident’ — (Watford Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on painkillers, amitriptyline and citalopram dies of drug overdose.
Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son ‘Must Not Have Been In Right Mind’ — (Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on meds including Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, and Lunesta goes on shooting spree, killing 3 and injuring 16. Family speculates that recent deaths responsible.
Research confirms antidepressant-autism link — (WND)
Suicide student's mum says lessons must be learned from his death—(Birmingham Mail)
Prosecutor fatally overdosed on sedatives and anti-depressants hours after her judge boyfriend was found guilty of misconduct — (Mail Online)
A Troubled Marine’s Final Fight — (TIME)
Thirty-five injuries found on Véronique Pirotton’s body — (L’Avenir.net)
Man Charged With Murder Of Unborn Child — (ABC News 13)
Woman sues husband’s doctor following apparent suicide — (The Cook County Record)
Is mixing alcohol and anti-depressants harmful? — (Daily Mail)
I was prescribed 20mg Citalopram for anxiety — (Pearl.com)
Lanza’s Psychiatric Treatment Revealed In Documents — (The Hartford Courant)