New study: antidepressants significantly raise the risk of suicide in the treatment of depression for adults — (Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)Tuesday, June 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: A 2019 study finds adults treated with antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely to attempt suicide than controls, due to effects of the drug, NOT depression.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI 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)Saturday, May 12th, 2018SSRI 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)Thursday, February 8th, 2018SSRI 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)Monday, December 12th, 2016SSRI 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)Saturday, December 3rd, 2016SSRI 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)Friday, September 9th, 2016SSRI 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)Friday, August 26th, 2016SSRI 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)Wednesday, July 6th, 2016SSRI 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)Tuesday, May 17th, 2016SSRI 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)Saturday, March 19th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Young man from wealthy family in Lexapro speeds, causes fatal crash, refuses alcohol test.
Jacksonville PD investigating apparent murder-suicide — (6 WBRC News)Wednesday, December 30th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man is prescribed Lexapro, shoots and kills himself and wife one day after starting the med. Wife's ex files a lawsuit against Forest Labs for failure to warn.
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston’s Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life — (Vice Sports)Thursday, December 17th, 2015SSRI 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)Monday, December 14th, 2015SSRI 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)Wednesday, November 25th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Baby of mom taking Lexapro dies one day after birth.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)Tuesday, October 13th, 2015SSRI 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)Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, June 25th, 2015SSRI 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)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.
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)Wednesday, April 15th, 2015SSRI 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)Wednesday, April 8th, 2015SSRI 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)Tuesday, February 24th, 2015SSRI 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)Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Sunday, October 26, 2014 What happened to Timmy Hill? Teen was shot during struggle with trooper — (Charleston Gazette-Mail)Sunday, October 26th, 2014SSRI 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)Monday, September 8th, 2014
Lawsuit Alleges Celexa, Lexapro Makers Mislead On Safety for Children — (AboutLawsuits.com)Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
DUI Defense Against Xanax, Lexapro, and Other Meds — (Florida Litigation Attorneys)Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)Monday, April 14th, 2014
Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter — (Springville Journal)Sunday, March 30th, 2014
'I lean on alcohol when I'm depressed': Brandi Glanville admits heavy drinking and taking prescription drugs during heated RHOBH reunion — (Daily Mail)Tuesday, March 25th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Woman's alcohol use goes up with antidepressant use
Woman sues husband’s doctor following apparent suicide — (The Cook County Record)Monday, January 6th, 2014
Kill Me Now: The Troubled Life And Complicated Death Of Jana Van Voorhi — (BuzzFeed News)Friday, December 27th, 2013SSRI 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)Friday, December 6th, 2013
Coroner still hoping to ID mystery man found in Marin Headlands wearing wetsuit — (San Jose Mercury News)Monday, December 2nd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Drowned man with pain medication and Lexapro in his system remains unidentified.
Prozac and Zyprexa Murdered My Son — (Bryan's Mom)Friday, November 1st, 2013
Plane crash pilot pleads not guilty — (Bonner County Daily Bee)Friday, October 11th, 2013SSRI 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)Friday, October 4th, 2013
Anti-depressants Can Cause Sudden Death — (Health Impact News Daily)Monday, September 16th, 2013
My daughter is 15 and attempted suicide by overdose — (Circle of Moms)Tuesday, April 16th, 2013SSRI 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)Monday, April 1st, 2013
JetBlue pilot's outburst: Could side effects from medications be at fault? — (CSMonitor)Friday, March 29th, 2013
Woman: Antidepressants led to suicides of relatives — (Irish Examiner)Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (davidhealy.org)Tuesday, March 12th, 2013SSRI 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)Thursday, November 29th, 2012SSRI 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)Monday, October 1st, 2012SSRI 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)Saturday, September 15th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Study finds that young people taking SSRIs are twice as likely to commit violent crimes, and more likely to abuse alcohol.