Archive for Lexapro (escitalopram) – Page 2

Celexa & Women's Libido — (Topix.com)
Whistleblower Claims Forest Bribed Study's Investigator to Favor Celexa — (Bloomberg BNA)
Top 10 Drugs with Heart Side Effects —(LawyersandSettlements.com)
Antidepressants Starting my Panic Attacks — (MD Junction)
Murder trial begins — (The Andalusia Star News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on various meds including Lexapro drives recklessly, kills 2, charged with homicide.
Kim Richards Spills the Beans on Her Drug Issues—(Gather)
Researchers Assess What Works Best to Prevent PTSD — (HealthDay)
SSRIs, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep Linked in Children — (Family Practice News)
A Fatal Case of Simultaneous Ingestion of Mirtazapine, Escitalopram, and Valproic Acid — (Journal of Analytical Toxicology)
SSRI Ed note: Journal article about a woman whose psychiatrist prescribed mirtazapine, escitalopram and valproic acid together. She died by suicide.
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
The Catch-22 of Antidepressants — (Huffington Post)
Police Say Grad Student Was Shot 11 Times — (KHQ Q6)
Woman dies after jumping onto tracks — (Riverdale Press)
Defense: Stewart doesn’t remember nursing home shooting — (WRAL)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse prescribes man, 46, Lexapro, Xanax, Ambien. 2 days later he shoots 11 nursing home residents in a zombie-like state, 8 die. He gets life.
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people — (BMJ) / Murder-suicides in Elderly Rise — (WebMD)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds risk rises significantly with use of antidepressants, higher with SSRIs than tricyclics. Murder-suicides in elderly up as rate of A/D use rises.
Famous Dancing With the Stars Actress Paulina Porizkova Emotionally Numbed by Lexapro
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.
Former Judge Bob Downing explains episode that led to his resignation — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Appeal judge takes Lexapro, stops taking it, becomes manic, is diagnosed bipolar, spends money wildly, alienates everyone, has to resign from bench.
Firm with Earth City unit is settling suits over drugs tied to suicides — (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
STATE v. CICCHINELLI — (Leagle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman driving after drinking wine, taking Lexapro and other meds drive impaired, kills pedestrian. State expert misses issue of SSRI/wine combination.
Famous Woman News Broadcaster Jumps from Cliff: In Process of Switching Meds
Murder Trial Defense: Intoxication— (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man hunts down and kills ex-fiancee, attempts to kill neighbour and attempts suicide.
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine — (Truthout)
Shelby County woman charged in connection with murder-for-hire plot — (FBI, Birmingham Division)
SSRI Ed note: Woman supplies Lexapro to Kimberly Dawn McGuffie to use in a deadly drug cocktail intended to kill McGuffie's husband.
Jackass star Bam Margera taken to marriage counselling and put on medication — (The Daily Telegraph)
Astor Court Testimony, All Too Revealing — (WWD)
Nobel prize winner points to dangers involving psychotropic drugs—(Pr-inside.com)
Doctor pleads guilty to illegal hydrocodone sales—(Newsday.com)
When a mother is tried for murder: The case of Linda Woo / Linda Woo gets 25 to life for killing daughter— (San Francisco Weekly)
SSRI Ed note: Mom in Lexapro withdrawal kills daughter with BBQ fumes.
Those grieving after a suicide forever wonder what they could have done to save a life—(ledger-enquirer.com)
A Broward foster child who killed himself last week had been prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs, some of which the FDA does not approve for children.—(MiamiHerald.com)
SSRI Ed note: Foster child given neuroleptic, Lexapro dies by suicide, hanging himself in shower. Family had noticed he was overmedicated.
Funeral expenses an added burden—(Timesunion.com)
Mom accused of robbing store—(NBCNews.com)
Widow Loses Fight For Payout — (The Courant)
Police report found no Scientology role in suicide — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 20, from Scientologist family, not aware of the dangers of taking SSRIs off-and-on, uses Lexapro "as needed" and dies by suicide.
Evelyn Pringle: SSRI Pushers under Fire — (Scoop)
Officials: Teen commits suicide on webcam as others watch — (CNN)
Erin McLean: ‘It was a huge mistake’: In an exclusive interview, Erin McLean tells her side of a tragic story — (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Being unique is a disorder — (Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Sexual problems, gambling, stealing, anger mgt, compulsive shopping are now disorders to be managed by drugs. But antidepressants can cause them.
Alicia Ann Altieri , 46
SSRI Ed note: Woman close to family given 3 SSRI antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Mom works to prevent teen suicide warning signs — (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH)
SSRI Ed note: Girl given Lexapro becomes suicidal, shoots herself. Mom discovers that SSRIs can cause suicidality but still looks for other answers to "why?".
State of Tennesseev. Warner Conrad Bias — (Court of Criminal Appeals Of Tennessee At Knoxville)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Lexapro and a neuroleptic is paranoid, threatens spouse, murders her, sets the house on fire, is arrested driving erraticly. Gets life, appeal fails.
Suicides of recruiter, wife shine light on post-war struggle — (The Houston Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Army recruiter on Lexapro gets married, dies by suicide, his distraught new wife also kills herself. One drug, 2 families devastated.
Ex-firefighter sues Bethlehem over firing, substance abuse — (The Patriot-News)
SSRI Ed note: Firefighter experiences work stress, takes Lexapro, Xanax, loses ability to get along and to cope, starts to abuse alcohol, is demoted. Sues.
Assault charge thrusts Ch. 7 chief into the news; Allegedly unruly, fought arrest — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: "Tough", "consummate professional" news Chief takes Lexapro, drinks, becomes disorderly, disruptive, resists arrest.
Second Doctor Implicated In La Jolla Surgeon’s Case: Lasik Doctor Accused Of Prescription Fraud, Domestic Violence — (NBC San Diego)
SSRI Ed note: Physician on Lexapro assaults girlfriend while driving. Faces various charges.
Autopsy report suggests teen wasn’t taking meds properly — (The Fresno Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Student, 17, given Lexapro and Geodon for depression attacks policeman with baseball bat, is shot and killed.
Local doctor’s license suspended (w/ documents) — (The Shelby Star)
SSRI Ed note: Physician takes Lexapro for depression, anxiety, has a drink, chokes wife, drives impaired, speeds to evade arrest, crashes car.
This is Your Brain on Drugs — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Book review by writer on Lexapro shows drug companies use product placement, pay celebrities to shill, promote the myth that antidepressants work.
Expert: Antidepressant behind Purcell murder — (The Norman Transcript)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Lexapro and starts to have bizarre, horrible fantasies including cannibalism, kills a 10-yr-old girl, sexually assaults, plans to eat her.