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.
Antidepressants: Safety warning over Britain’s most common drugSaturday, June 30th, 2012
Celexa & Women's Libido — (Topix.com)Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Whistleblower Claims Forest Bribed Study's Investigator to Favor Celexa — (Bloomberg BNA)Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Top 10 Drugs with Heart Side Effects —(LawyersandSettlements.com)Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Antidepressants Starting my Panic Attacks — (MD Junction)Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
Murder trial begins — (The Andalusia Star News)Tuesday, November 15th, 2011SSRI 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)Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Researchers Assess What Works Best to Prevent PTSD — (HealthDay)Thursday, October 6th, 2011
SSRIs, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep Linked in Children — (Family Practice News)Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
A Fatal Case of Simultaneous Ingestion of Mirtazapine, Escitalopram, and Valproic Acid — (Journal of Analytical Toxicology)Thursday, September 15th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Journal article about a woman whose psychiatrist prescribed mirtazapine, escitalopram and valproic acid together. She died by suicide.
The Catch-22 of Antidepressants — (Huffington Post)Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
Police Say Grad Student Was Shot 11 Times — (KHQ Q6)Friday, August 26th, 2011
Woman dies after jumping onto tracks — (Riverdale Press)Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Defense: Stewart doesn’t remember nursing home shooting — (WRAL)Monday, August 1st, 2011SSRI 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)Monday, June 13th, 2011SSRI 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 LexaproSaturday, May 21st, 2011
Witness says Merritt ‘was on a mission’ in bar slaying — (The Knoxville News Sentinel)Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011SSRI 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)Monday, March 14th, 2011SSRI 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)Saturday, October 30th, 2010
STATE v. CICCHINELLI — (Leagle)Friday, August 27th, 2010SSRI 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 MedsTuesday, March 9th, 2010
Murder Trial Defense: Intoxication— (The Advocate)Thursday, January 28th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man hunts down and kills ex-fiancee, attempts to kill neighbour and attempts suicide.
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine — (Truthout)Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Shelby County woman charged in connection with murder-for-hire plot — (FBI, Birmingham Division)Thursday, September 17th, 2009SSRI 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)Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Astor Court Testimony, All Too Revealing — (WWD)Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Nobel prize winner points to dangers involving psychotropic drugs—(Pr-inside.com)Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Doctor pleads guilty to illegal hydrocodone sales—(Newsday.com)Saturday, May 16th, 2009
When a mother is tried for murder: The case of Linda Woo / Linda Woo gets 25 to life for killing daughter— (San Francisco Weekly)Wednesday, April 29th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Mom in Lexapro withdrawal kills daughter with BBQ fumes.
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)Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009SSRI 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)Monday, April 13th, 2009
Mom accused of robbing store—(NBCNews.com)Monday, March 16th, 2009
Widow Loses Fight For Payout — (The Courant)Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Police report found no Scientology role in suicide — (Tampa Bay Times)Wednesday, February 18th, 2009SSRI 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.
Mix of prescription, booze lands man in jail — (The Salem News)Wednesday, January 21st, 2009SSRI Ed note: Lexapro causes man to become seriously impaired after small amount of alcohol, he is charged, faces driving licence supension.
Effects of abuse, part 2Wednesday, January 7th, 2009SSRI Ed note: SSRIs can cause more vivid traumatic flashbacks, nightmares.
Evelyn Pringle: SSRI Pushers under Fire — (Scoop)Sunday, January 4th, 2009SSRI Ed note: With reference to GRassley inquiry, journalist exposes sleazy pharma tactics used to promote ineffective, dangerous SSRIs to doctors and the public.
Officials: Teen commits suicide on webcam as others watch — (CNN)Friday, November 21st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Teen overdoses on antidepressants, dies while others watch on webcam without notifying authorities.
Erin McLean: ‘It was a huge mistake’: In an exclusive interview, Erin McLean tells her side of a tragic story — (Knoxville News Sentinel)Sunday, October 12th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young father struggling with vatious challenges is prescribed Lexapro, he shoots and kills a man he thinks is having an affair with his wife shortly after.
Being unique is a disorder — (Sydney Morning Herald)Thursday, September 4th, 2008SSRI 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 , 46Tuesday, August 12th, 2008SSRI 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)Saturday, July 12th, 2008SSRI 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)Wednesday, May 21st, 2008SSRI 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)Sunday, May 18th, 2008SSRI 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)Saturday, May 17th, 2008SSRI 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)Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: "Tough", "consummate professional" news Chief takes Lexapro, drinks, becomes disorderly, disruptive, resists arrest.