Hermiston mom pleads innocent to baby daughter’s death — (The Tri-City Herald)Tuesday, December 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: New mom on citalopram neglects baby, feeds her so many painkillers, SSRI antidepressants that the baby dies.
A real person, a real death — (Suburban Journals)Monday, November 12th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen who falls for a person on-line she thinks is a 16-yr-old boy, actually the mother of another girl, commits suicide after insulting posts by this mother.
ACCIDENTAL HANGING: Medical Examiner Ann Bucholtz’s autopsy of Carol Anne Gotbaum finally released — (Phoenix New Times)Friday, November 9th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on Celexa detained by police for causing a disturbance hands herself.
Medical Histories of 61 Aviation Accident Pilots with Postmortem SSRI Antidepressant Residues, 1990 – 2001 — (Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine)Thursday, November 1st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, or sertraline reported in 61 civil aviation pilot fatalities 1990 - 2001. Yet FAA ended the ban on pilot SSRI use in 2010.
Kids sedated before fatal Salt Lake County fire — (Deseret Morning News)Tuesday, October 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Mum separates from husband, prescribed Trazodone and Celexa, sedates her 3 children, starts a fire in house, stabs herself, all die.
Florida C206 Accident Being Investigated As Possible Suicide — (aero-news.net)Thursday, August 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Pilot on Celexa tells mom he plans to "fill the plane and fly east until he could not fly any more", he does this, crashes and dies.
Man sentenced to five years for stabbing ex-girlfriend — (The Post Independent)Friday, June 8th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa drinks, stabs girlfriend, claims he lost his mind and cannot explain why he did it.
Former Olympic weightlifter became tired with life — (This is Cheshire)Tuesday, June 5th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man, 81, on Celexa is extremely suicidal, but staff at his residence give him more and more until he dies by suicide but coroner notes dosages were toxic.
Castillo won’t be executed — (News Observer)Thursday, May 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Suicidal teen on Celexa kills father, goes to school and opens fire, injuring 2. Mental illness blamed.
Rockport officer indicted for alleged assault on wife — (The Gloucester Times)Saturday, April 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Police officer on Ambien, Celexa and a benzodiazapine assaults his wife, holds a gun to her head during an argument, is charged and suspended.
No Witnesses for Defense in Cold Case of Double Murder — (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)Thursday, March 8th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Lawyers argue that a key prosecution witness has no credibility because he takes Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and other medications.
The drugs don’t work — (The Guardian)Tuesday, January 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Journalist, never warned, describes the hell of citalopram withdrawal, speculates that most people stay on drug because coming off is so hard and terrible.
Community in shock after Huntsville murder-suicide — (The Houston Chronicle)Tuesday, December 5th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man, 24, given Celexa following suicide attempt shoots and kills himself and another student at the same university. Thwarted romantic intent blamed.
Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight — (The Hartford Courant)Tuesday, November 28th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Young woman in military given antidepressant. It does not work, she remains depressed until she collapses and dies in Baghdad.
Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man at HMP Liverpool in November 2006 — (Prisons and Probation Ombudsman)Wednesday, November 1st, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on citalopram becomes suicidal, expresses suicidal thoughts to staff, later hangs himself.
Warning failed to save family from violent father — (The Sydney Morning Herald)Tuesday, October 31st, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa acts strangely, suicidal, eventually kills estranged wife, two young children, and himself. Inadequate mental health care blamed.
Hawk Arrow Glider crashes in swamp — (NTSB)Saturday, October 21st, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa crashes his glider into a swamp and dies.
ACKERMANN v. WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS — (Leagle)Tuesday, October 17th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man takes Celexa, changes physicians, takes Effexor, dislikes it, switches back to Celexa, dies by suicide. \Lawsuit disallowed on legal technical grounds.
Laguna ordered to serve 25 years in prison — (Ironwood Daily Globe)Sunday, September 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Trial Uses Involuntary Intoxication Defense; Fails Despite Acknowledgment of Drugs' Role
Jayne Richner — (2006 FDA Hearings)Wednesday, August 16th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Young man, 22, given prescription for Celexa for anxiety by GP, has terrible reaction, GP does not monitor for withdrawal, he commits suicide.
Husband now seeks insanity plea — (The Grand Rapids Press)Saturday, July 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa experiences violent outbursts, potential connection to drug not recognized, he murders wife when she files for divorce, belatedly tries NCR plea.
Man guilty of trying to kill five — (BBC News)Thursday, March 2nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Immigrant child treated badly in English schools, becomes troubled loner. NHS believes he must be permanently heavily drugged. He quits meds, commits murder.
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.
Daughter’s suicide sparks advocacy role — (Pacifica Tribune)Thursday, August 18th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Art teacher loses daughter, 21, to Celexa suicide. Senator brother introduces bill to educate doctors prescribing SSRIs. It is defeated, they remain ignorant.
August 24 DC Protest Against the FDA- What’s Everybody Mad About? — (OpEdNews)Thursday, August 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: 22% of young people taking SSRIs will experience serious psychiatric side effects. None will be helped. Many will die by suicide.
Duarte man to face trial in 3 slayings — (Pasadena Star News)Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa experiences "altered mental state", shoots and kills wife, son and father-in-law. Fires at neighbour but misses.
Student Pilot Crashes Rented Gran Aire Cessna — (NTSB)Wednesday, July 20th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Suicidal pilot on several antidepressants rents plane for solo flight, does not follow plan, disappears, has fatal crash.
Antidepressant could be suicide cause: N.B. inquest — (Canada.com)Wednesday, July 13th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed Celexa, dies by suicide. Astute coroner notes drug can remove anxiety or fear blocking someone from acting on their suicidal thoughts.
Doctor Sued After Orlean Suicide — (Cape Cod Online)Thursday, January 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Doctor keeps trying different SSRIs for woman upset about broken ankle, none work but he keeps medicating her until she commits suicide. Husband sues.
Killer’s hospital discharge probe — (The Evening Chronicle)Friday, January 21st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man splits with girlfriend, overdoses. AD changed to paroxetine, causes agitation, changed again to citalopram, he worsens, murders her. Mental illness blamed.
Man convicted of frenzied knife murder — (Kent Online)Friday, October 1st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Homeless man with language barrier complains to GP, gets citalopram, thinks it's sleep med, no improvement, 7 months later stabs older man to death. Gets life.
Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack — (Billboard)Friday, September 17th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on Aprozolam, Diazepam, Bupropion, Citalopram, Hydrocodone, Chlorpheniramine, Digoxin, methamphetamine, and cocaine dies of heart failure.
Dan Casseday Son Committed Suicide — ( Tampa Bay Times)Sunday, July 25th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Sixteen-yr-old neglected in childhood prescribed Celexa, commits suicide.
Drugs Probe Inquest Wait — (This is Exeter)Saturday, June 26th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Teacher on citalopram commits suicide by setting himself on fire.
Mapping the road to suicide — (Los Angeles Times)Monday, June 14th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Edwin Shneidman psychological autopsy of Arthur misses the most serious potential problem - antidepressants.
Woman’s death caused by morphine overdose — (Bangor Daily News)Wednesday, May 26th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman, 20, on Celexa dies of morphine overdose. The antidepressant is not mentioned in the analysis of what happened.
Firm with Earth City unit is settling suits over drugs tied to suicides — (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)Thursday, April 15th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Lawsuits over 2 suicides: Girl, 15, hangs herself after starting Celexa; boy, 13 hangs himself when his dose of Lexapro is doubled.
31-Year-Old Female Shows Marked Improvement in Depression, Agitation, and Panic Attacks after Genetic Testing Was Used to Inform Treatment — (Case Reports in Psychiatry)Thursday, March 18th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Genetic testing results in tailored treatment for woman with depression, agitation, panic attacks. Non-pharmaceutical solutions not considered.
Vanishing Act — (New York Magazine)Monday, February 2nd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Writer on antidepressants is suicidal for years.
Antidepressant found in body of cop who killed himself — (CHRON)Friday, January 16th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Veteran police officer on Celexa dies by suicide.
DO ANTIDEPRESSANTS PROVOKE SUICIDE IN KIDS? — (Long Beach Press-Telegram)Monday, December 29th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Influential medical columnists discover to their surprise that SSRIs really do cause suicidality despite failure of FDA to issue timely warnings.
Murder Charges Considered; Prosecutors Investigate Drug Death Of Man, 18 — (The Sun-Sentinel)Saturday, December 6th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, on citalopram, other med gets involved with older attorney who gets him high on cocaine for sex, he dies of overdose.
‘Upbeat’ woman’s drug death puzzle — (Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen)Saturday, November 15th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman tries to quit taking Celexa, claims to feel better, then dies by taking a high dose.
Schizophrenic gets life for stranger killing — (The Telegraph)Thursday, October 30th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man gets citalopram, slashes stranger, improves, gets sertraline, stabs elderly stranger to death. Mental illness blamed, no mention of SSRIs in news articles.
Suicide by airplane — (Charles O’Rourke)Monday, July 21st, 2003SSRI Ed note: Suicidal private pilot on Prozac dies in deliberate plane crash.
Anatomy of a nightmare; Tracing events of a tragic Tuesday — (Franklin County Times)Thursday, July 10th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Six killed including shooter, 9 injured in Lockheed Martin shooting by man on Celexa and Zoloft.
Man lost permit, but kept guns — (The News & Observer)Friday, May 23rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man worried about deteriorating marriage given Celexa. He then kills his family and himself.
Police ‘warned’ before machete attack — (BBC News)Friday, April 25th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man starts Celexa, tells GP about "abnormal, extreme thoughts", 4 months later kills shopkeeper with machete. BBC blames schizophrenia, med not mentioned.
WHAT DIDN’T MAKE THE HEADLINES THIS WEEK — (News with Views)Wednesday, April 16th, 2003SSRI Ed note: 17-year old, drugged since he was a preschooler, behaves oddly, gets more drugs, commits suicide.
Doctor harassed after plea, Family of teen killed seeks tougher charge — (Times-Picayune)Thursday, March 13th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Physician on Celexa drinks, causes car wreck that kills teenager.