Archive for Other antidepressant/anxiety/sleep medication

Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
Man, 35, was found by royal protection officers in grounds of Princess Anne’s country home after he threatened to stab her in series of 999 calls, court hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking psych meds suffers from violent thoughts, obsessed with stabbing Princess Anne, banned from park near her home.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)
SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Arkansas man killed in standoff with law enforcement — (News Channel 3 Memphis)
Berkshire DA releases documents revealing possible motive in grisly murder-suicide — (The Berkshire Edge)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated at psychiatric facility, wife believes his opioid addiction a side effect of other medication, drinks, kills wife, three kids, then himself.
Man Accused Of Hanukkah Stabbings Charged With Federal Hate Crimes — (HuffPost)
SSRI Ed note: Peaceful man with history of "mental illness" [read: psych drugs], stops drugs, writes hate notes, goes missing, stabs 5 at synagogue. Anti-semitism blamed.
Police identify man who was killed in police standoff after shooting trooper — (Pennsylvania Patriot-News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for many years stops taking them, shoots at police when they arrive to do a welfare check. Police shoot and kill him.
Woman who used machete to force ex-boyfriend into sex sentenced to 20 years in psychiatric hospital — (7NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed psych meds doesn't always take them, attacks ex twice in 2 years, forces sex on him, judge demands she take meds, 20 yrs in psych hospital,
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
Authorities identify gunman in deadly Odessa shooting Monday, September 2, 2019 — (ABC News 13)
SSRI Ed note: Man refuses to take his "mental health medication", goes on shooting spree killing 7, ouwning 22, dies in standoff with police.
Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — (heavy.com)
SSRI Ed note: "Very nice kid" takes valium, plans mass shooting, shoots several people at Gilroy garlic festival, killing 3, then shoots & kills himself.
RFK granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, died of drug overdose — (MSN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Mental illness system (sad adolescent prescribed fluoxetine, causing worse problems, more drugs cause suicidality etc) claims another victim.
Video shows Dallas police mocking man killed as they pinned him down — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Officers suffocate man in withdrawal who called them for help while he begs for his life. Nobody charged, no job loss.
Eritrean Migrant Held on Murder Charge Over Railway Death of Child Has ‘Psychiatric Problems’ — (Breitbart)
SSRI Ed note: "Model" refugee off work, gets psychiatric help, becomes delusional, violent, threatens neighbor, kills child. All are surprised. Then diagnosed schizophrenic.
Autopsy Report Reveals Details of Dan Markson’s Death — (The Rivard Report)
SSRI Ed note: Prominent Developer, father or 4-yr-old, takes oxazepam, temazepam, sertraline, shoots and kills himself.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
Brighton student took her own life two days after taking Xanax and Ketamine — (The Sussex Tab)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student takes Xanax and ketamine, suffers extreme mood change, dies by suicide, coroner records open verdict.
9-Year-Old Boy Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Mother with Rifle — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted 9-yr-old boy has medication change, "snaps", threatens classmate, kills beloved mum with rifle, may be charged with murder as adult.
Suspect in violent standoff previously threatened to leave wife ‘black and blue,’ records show — (San Antonio Express-News)
Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects — (Gizmodo)
SSRI Ed note: FDA belatedly (26 yrs too late) acknowledges that "z" drugs like zolpidem can cause parasomnias with deadly outcomes for some people.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
Suicide Or Murder? Philadelphia Teacher’s Baffling Death Still Leaves Her Family Searching For Answers — (Oxygen)
SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her chikdren and herself.
Mentally ill man allegedly stabbed shopper to death after ‘exchanging words’ outside store — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married man gets mental health treatment, condition deteriorates, stops medication, suffers delusions, stabs stranger to death. Mental illness blamed.
PD: Florida Man Stabbed His Mother and Her Husband 18 Times in Bridgewater, Mass. — (NECN)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds stabs parents in the middle of the night.
Young mum hanged herself after losing job at doctor’s surgery — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom with insomnia, taking citalopram and zopiclone, loses job, hangs herself.
The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)
SSRI Ed note: Police find "evidence" that woman who shot up Rite Aid warehouse, killing 3 and self was diagnosed with mental illness, recently became agitated. No motive.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
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.
Three Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Redondo Beach — (NBC Palm Springs)
SSRI Ed note: Man on pain meds for back injury urged by wife to seek help for depression, he shoots, kills her, son, and himself. Pain blamed.
Travels with Anthony Bourdain — (The New Yorker)
He followed a car for several blocks — then shot a woman and her kids point-blank, cops say — (Merced Sun-Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "mental health issues" on new medication shoots mom, 2 kids and a bystander, killing 1, in road rage incident.
Bay Area doctor suspended after incident with patient goes viral — (SFGATE)
SSRI Ed note: ER physician unaware that benzodiazapines like Klonapin cause terrible side effects in withdrawal, fails to recognize a young man's related suffering.
Increase in depression, suicide risks linked to simultaneous use of common prescription drugs — (The Springfield News-Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Study published in JAMA reveals that many drugs can cause "depression", the more of these drugs taken, the higher likelihood, severity of negative effects.
Joshua Corbett, Sandra Bullock Stalker, Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Wound After Police Standoff — (INQUISITR)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with "bipolar schizophrenia" stalks Sandra Bullock, forced psych meds, collects arsenal, convicted, kills himself during standoff with police.
Mother’s agony as daughter hanged herself after suffering withdrawal from Xanax which she took to help her cope with anxiety ahead of university exams — (All World Report)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, popular, student takes Xanax for exam anxiety, suffers severe thought/mood disturbance upon withdrawal, hangs herself.
The full story about how Bristol boy Oliver McGowan died in Southmead Hospital — (Bristol Live)
SSRI Ed note: Teen suffering seizures given olanzapine by hospital, dies of NMS. Doctor admits drug caused death, insists prescription appropriate, coroner agrees.
‘Schizophrenic’ dad admits suffocating wife and drowning their two children in bath but denies murder ‘on grounds of diminished responsibility’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man given diazepam for anxiety, paranoia becomes dramatically worse, psychotic, murders wife, 2 kids. Schizophrenia blamed.
Man gets prison for near-fatal stabbing of daughter-in-law, judge calls it ‘sad situation’ — (The Morning Call)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds, "struggling to adjust" to new stress med "snaps", stabs beloved daughter-in-law for no reason. Mental illness, blamed. Gets 7 1/2 yrs+.
FBI and Ithaca Police Find AR-15, Homemade Bomb in Former Cornell Student’s Apartment — (The Cornell Daily Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed student taking psych meds stockpiles weapons, ammunition, stops taking meds, becomes manic, builds a bomb, is caught, faces serious prison time.
Coronation Street actor Kevin Rowley committed suicide after ‘struggling with ageing’ — (The Daily Express)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes diazepam for years, struggles with depression, suicidality yet the drug is reported to have helped him. Dies by suicide.
Macomb Township woman accused of biting ear ‘enraged’ by meds mention — (Macomb Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "half-dozen" drugs for depression, bipolar argues with ex, bites off part of his ear, laughs.
DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacogenetic testing reveals who cannot metobolize meds incl. antidepressants, and will likely be harmed. Such tests should be done prior to prescribing.
Red flags: The troubled path of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted teen loses parents, given psych drugs for years, collects guns, exhibits serious odd, antisocial behaviour, kills 17 at former school.
Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was ‘The Little Engine That Could,’ Mom Says — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Man, diagnosed/drugged as teen breaks into neighbours' house, court forces meds on him, he stabs random med student in library, killing her. Disoriented.
Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years — (Benzodiazepine Information Coalition)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 68, has life destroyed by benzodiazepine withdrawal. Tries tor 3 years to recover, fails, finally decides he cannot live that way, dies by suicide.
Adult Film Star August Ames Had Cocaine, Depression Medication in Her System at Time of Death — (Pop Culture)
SSRI Ed note: Young adult film star taking Xanax, sertraline (Zoloft) cocaine hangs herself in a public park.
Patton Oswalt Reveals Wife Died Due to Prescription Medications and Undiagnosed Heart Condition — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Writer with undiagnosed heart condition takes Adderall, Xanax, fentanyl, dies in sleep.