Archive for Other antidepressant/anxiety/sleep medication – Page 3

Surviving the brutal murder of businessman Morgan Huxley — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, diagnoses, no history of violence, on fluoxetine., weaned off Seroquel, follows a stranger home, sexually assaults, stabs him to death 28 times.
Ceri Sheehan went paintballing with friend the day before his death Told parents ‘you don’t understand’ as he argued against giving up electronics Kept phone and sent a friend worrying messages, who then messaged his father His father came home to find all the lights on and Ceri hanged in the garden
SSRI Ed note: Talented, independent-minded teen sent to psychiatrist gets antidepressants, probably also stimulant, becomes suicidal, hangs himself over minor incident.
Stabbing suspect’s sister: Mental illness behind attack — (Burlington Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Troubled homeless man subjected to periodic forced drugging, many assault convictions, finally kills someone. Mental illness blamed.
Coroner records narrative verdict on Caernarfon schoolgirl who jumped from Menai Bridge — (News North Wales)
SSRI Ed note: Schoolgirl released from mental health unit dies by suicide jumping from bridge, coroner reaches a non-suicide verdict.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
17 years jail for woman who stabbed ‘father figure’ to death in cigarette row — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Pregnant woman living in squalor, in withdrawal from meds for "personality disorder" stabs housemate to death over argument re: cigarettes.
NC teen who beheaded mom released from mental health site a week earlier, source says — (The Charlotte Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.
This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Student prescribed ADHD meds (stimulants) and Remeron by psychiatrist attempts suicide, is miraculously revived. Nobody suspects potential role of meds.
Parents charged in death of preschooler with Newark ties — (The Newark Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Trazadone, Seroquel gives them daily to his young son, 4, until the boy dies.
Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System — (Mother Jones)
SSRI Ed note: Two examples of the many inmates of North American jails who die annually because of lack of proper treatment for multi-med withdrawal problems.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: CEO depressed re: tension with father takes medication, has 1st serious self-harm incident, is hospitalized 2 months, self-harm continues. Depression blamed.
Kenner police shoot, kill armed man with mental illness after standoff, officials say — (WDSU)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from psych meds threatens police with knives during standoff, they shoot and kill him.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)
SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
One in 6 Americans Take Antidepressants, Other Psychiatric Drugs: Study — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: In 2013, 12% Americans on antidepressants, 1 in 6 on some psych meds incl addictive anxiety meds, depression worsening, overdose deaths quadrupled.
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.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Operator in fatal Texas balloon crash flew despite cloud warning, using painkillers and antidepressants — (Dallas News)
SSRI Ed note: Balloon pilot with DUI convictions for car, usually careful flying, goes up in cloudy weather on various medications including Wellbutrin, crashed, killing 16.
Brockton teen charged in mother’s fatal stabbing — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Teen enrolls in nursing school, is depressed, drops out, doctor gives him medication. He stops eating, acts strangely, murders his mom in "zombie"-like state.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Overdose death of toddler is 4th this year — (The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 2, dies of oxycodone, Trazodone. Father has a spill story for the painkiller but does not explain how she came to ingest the antidepressant.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds incl antidepressants, history of suicide attempts, odd ideas, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Harley Street dentist arrested on suspicion of killing wife was victim of domestic abuse, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Dentist has complaint filed about her, starts citalopram, diazepam, hangs herself, husband held on suspicion of murder, since no logical motive for suicide.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs — (GreenMedInfo)
SSRI Ed note: Vulnerable children in need of care, learning and affection are instead being drugged with medications that will harm them in the long run.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
How a privileged son went off the rails for a life of violence and vice — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, no relationship with wealthy, uninvolved parents, only $, increasingly troubled as he comes of age, takes drugs, resents Dad, eventually shoots, kills him.
QC who worked on Julian Assange case jumped in front of West Hampstead train after being allowed out of private hospital — (Hampstead Highgate Express)
SSRI Ed note: Wikileaks "brilliant" barrister treated for depression, suffers withdrawal, medication changed, leaves him shaking, dies by suicide. Coroner finds not suicide.
Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died — (the journal.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Of 13 young Tulsa "clients" who died, 4 were natural causes, 8 suicides, 1 overdose. No mention of psych meds, likely a factor in most of the deaths.
Man killed by police had history of mental illness — (The Enquirer Cincinnati)
SSRI Ed note: Former foster child, talkative & fun, forcibly medicated, stops taking meds, threatens polic officer who shoots, kills him. Mental illness blamed.
Girl whose mum put her in a oven begs for her to remain in jail — (Newsgrio.com)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds becomes increasingly unstable, puts 14-month daughter in over on broil, gets 25 years. No parole.
High-speed train death accidental — (BBC NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants and tranquillizers for panic attack becomes suicidal, lies on train track, is killed, coroner does not find suicide.
Gavin Long said he suffered from PTSD, source tells CNN — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran, awarded Marine Corps Good Conduct and other medals, had PTSD, was on at least 3 psychoactive meds when he shot 6 police, killing 3, in Baton Rouge.
Man with criminal record and history of mental illness charged in San Diego homeless killings — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man forced to take brain-disabling meds for years kills homeless people, is caught, charged. faces possible death penalty. Mental illness, not meds, blamed.
The Murder of Kathryn Faughey — (World Heritage Encyclopaedia)
SSRI Ed note: Man forced to take neuroleptics, electroshock murders for 2 decades murders the woman who had him diagnosed schizophrenia. Convicted of murder.
Tennessee sheriff: Decatur slaying suspect taken for psychiatric treatment earlier this month — (The Decatur Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed [read: history with psych drugs] woman speeds, gets "treatment", becomes worse, starts acting "crazy" kills husband, charged with homicide.
Peter Fox sentenced for killing mum and sister – re-read updates from court — (Liverpool Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Spoilt, out-of-control, drug-damaged man murders mother, sister. Expert accidentally states truth about all mind-altering drugs. Mental illness blamed.
Orlando shooter was body builder, reportedly bipolar — (Macleans)
SSRI Ed note: Man, history of violence, steroid user,"bipolar", worried he is psychotic, researches psych meds 3 weeks before shooting 103 at Orlando nightclub, killing 50.
Mum of teen killed by his drug-addict dad died from accidental overdose — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman grieving for dead son prescribed cocktail of medications including diazepam, duloxetine (Cymbalta), quetiapin, drinks, dies of overdose.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Paul Gascoigne’s lookalike nephew begged to be sectioned five weeks before his sudden death aged just 22 reveals his grieving mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: On antidepressants since 13, young man struggles with "mental health demons", is depressed, self-harms, has OCD, nobody suspects meds. Dies by suicide at 22.
Self-confessed monster who killed teacher he met on Plenty of Fish, is jailed for minimum of 26-years — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist describes man on cocaine, diazapan, anti-depressants who murdered teacher as unstable, dissocial, psychopathic. Probably effects of meds.
Jury awards $12 million to estate of Madison man who took his life after being released from hospital — (The New Haven Register)
SSRI Ed note: Hospital decides man should taper off his anxiety medication, discharges him, he dies by suicide, jury finds hospital negligent.
Maui man appears in court for allegedly killing estranged wife — (KHON 2)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Ambien, stabs and kills former girlfriend, stabs 2 others, does not remember anything after taking the meds.
What happened to Rohinie Bisesar? — (Toronto Life)
SSRI Ed note: Ambitious young woman from repressive family can't find "suitable" work, is hospitalized, diagnosed, drugged, stops meds, stabs a random woman to death.
Bracknell mum’s death due to accidental overdose — (Getreading)
SSRI Ed note: Woman starts taking antidepressants, then binge drinking, overdoses on sleeping pills, codka and antridepressants. Not clear if suicide intended.
Questions over care of mentally ill woman who stabbed Wellington man to death — (The Dominion Post)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed woman forced to take psych drugs she does not want becomes violent, stabs a man to death, Mental illness, not medication pattern, gets blame.
Pianist’s wife accused of killing daughters struggled with mental illness — (stuff.co.nz)
SSRI Ed note: Mom given Zoloft, anti-anxiety drugs for sleep trouble kills her children, tries to stab herself to death, doesn't remember. Mental illness blamed.