Archive for Lexapro (escitalopram)

Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Risperdal, Lexapro, drugged since age of 12, opens fire at e-sports tournament, killing 2, wounding 10, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
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.
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.
Kanye West’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper exhibits erratic behaviour caused by his medications, inclusing Lexapro.
Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with no history of problems feels sad, GP prescribes Cipralex, she kills her children and herself.
Florida Court Rules Physician May Be Liable in Suicide — (Medscape)
SSRI Ed note: G.P. prescribes Effexor, woman does not feel right on it, advises GP, he changes to Lexapro without seeing her, she dies by suicide. Husband sues.
Families failed by a broken mental health care system often have no one to call but police — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 23, on Lexapro 3 weeks, drugged as child, is suicidal, goads police into shooting him. Police kill him despite warning. Killer cop awarded a medal.
An American ISIS Cell: The Story of 3 U.S. Recruits — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Ohio teenager with problems given Lexapro instead of help, joins ISIS, leaves USA, becomes a fighter, dies in Syria.
Benz driver likely to avoid drink-driving charge (Updated) — (Bangkok Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man from wealthy family in Lexapro speeds, causes fatal crash, refuses alcohol test.
SSRI Ed note: Man writes nasty, cynical, tongue-in-cheek warning about why men should never date women on antidepressants. Big grain of truth.
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston’s Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life — (Vice Sports)
SSRI Ed note: Football player, 27, possible CTE, is given antidepressants including Lexapro, has mood swings, rages, suicidal thoughts, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
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.
Claims a common antidepressant killed baby Summer — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Baby of mom taking Lexapro dies one day after birth.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the 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.
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.
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.
Lexapro Maker Must Face Claims Tied to Suicide — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has akathisia on Paxil, switched to Lexapro, gets worse, dies by suicide. Forest motion arguing preemption is denied.
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)
Sunday, October 26, 2014 What happened to Timmy Hill? Teen was shot during struggle with trooper — (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, long-time user of antidepressants, gets medication changed to Lexapro, shortly after "acts strange", is killed by policeman.
Higgins v. Forest Laboratories — (U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA)
Lawsuit Alleges Celexa, Lexapro Makers Mislead On Safety for Children — (AboutLawsuits.com)
DUI Defense Against Xanax, Lexapro, and Other Meds — (Florida Litigation Attorneys)
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)
Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter — (Springville Journal)
'I lean on alcohol when I'm depressed': Brandi Glanville admits heavy drinking and taking prescription drugs during heated RHOBH reunion — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman's alcohol use goes up with antidepressant use
Woman sues husband’s doctor following apparent suicide — (The Cook County Record)
Kill Me Now: The Troubled Life And Complicated Death Of Jana Van Voorhi — (BuzzFeed News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on meds including Lexapro, Klonopin, Ambien, suicidal for years, believes wrongly that she has multiple illnesses, dies by assisted suicide. Lawsuit.
Police: East Greenbush teen overdoses on anti-depressants and alcohol — (WNYT)
Coroner still hoping to ID mystery man found in Marin Headlands wearing wetsuit — (San Jose Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: Drowned man with pain medication and Lexapro in his system remains unidentified.
Compulsive behaviors as a side effect of antitremor drug — (The Seattle Times)
Prozac and Zyprexa Murdered My Son — (Bryan's Mom)
Plane crash pilot pleads not guilty — (Bonner County Daily Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot taking Seroquel, Lexapro misjudges landing, causes non-fatal crash.
Mental health paperwork found at home of Miriam Carey after Capitol chase — (CNN)
Anti-depressants Can Cause Sudden Death — (Health Impact News Daily)
My daughter is 15 and attempted suicide by overdose — (Circle of Moms)
SSRI Ed note: Moms are agonized by teens' suicide attempts, mostly by overdose of psych meds, never wondering if the drugs may be part of the problem.
The Dangers of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse — (Futures)
JetBlue pilot's outburst: Could side effects from medications be at fault? — (CSMonitor)
New diagnostics firm asks: Can genes give clues about who’s at risk for antidepressant-related suicide and violence? — (MedCity News)
Woman: Antidepressants led to suicides of relatives — (Irish Examiner)
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (davidhealy.org)
SSRI Ed note: David Healy makes the case that the higher-than-expected rate of hanging suicides in Bridgend are due to antidepressant-induced suicide.
When happy meds lead to depressing debt — (CreditCards.com)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist notices that people on antidepressants for injuries spend money they do not have to gamble. Cases of A/D problem spending cited.
Son blames drug warning delays for mom’s death — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Authorities fail to warn healthy woman on diuretics that she should not combine these with SSRIs. She takes Cipralex and dies of heart failure.
People who take antidepressants are ‘50% more likely to be convicted of assault’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds that young people taking SSRIs are twice as likely to commit violent crimes, and more likely to abuse alcohol.
Antidepressants: Safety warning over Britain’s most common drug
Former Student Claims U.S. Naval Academy Had ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Rape Victims — (The Daily Beast)