Archive for Other antidepressant/anxiety/sleep medication – Page 4

Banker killed himself after telling wife of affair — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Shortly before his death a man is prescribed anti-depressants and sleeping pills. "Despite" this, his mental state deteriorates and he commits suicide.
Scientist beheaded by her husband to ‘protect her from dancers on The X Factor’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Delirious man kills and beheads wife, kills dog. Problems (depression, paranoid schizophrenia) began after accident. Odds that meds responsible close to 100%.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)
The Unremembered — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Four suicides, three soldiers known to be on antidepressants and other meds. The Canadian military still refuses to connect the antidepressant-suicide dots.
Court rejects Brandon Daniel appeal in killing of police officer — (The Austin American-Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Judge decides Xanax did not cause man to think, act totally out of character for several weeks. The law does not allow for long-term intoxication. So he'll die.
Why did two parents murder their adopted child? — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Lorazepam adopts a baby from China, couple drugs, kills her when she is 12 because they unreasonably consider her too much trouble.
Nicolla Rushton tragedy: Daughter told her ‘mummy is brightest star in the sky’— (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed single mom taking "lots of medication and tablets" found dead by 3-year-old daughter.
Alleged killer of Midland Park mom pleads not guilty; bail set at $5M — (NorthJersey.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed / on psych drugs for many yrs has all the worst manifestations. He kills his girlfriend, later attempts suicide. Role of meds never considered.
Mother questions inpatient psychiatric care of son (17) who took own life — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager becomes suicidal on Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Risperidone, so his doctors increase the dose of Prozac and he dies by suicide.
N.Y. mom pleads guilty in drug overdose death of daughter, 6 — (CBS News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on assorted drugs including antidepressants accidentally kills her 6-year-old daughter.
French school teacher had attended psychiatric unit before Alps avalanche tragedy — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher takes pupils on ski trip, takes them to a black slope closed due to avalanche warning, 3 die
Man Killed by Police Had History of Mental Illness — (Treatment Advocacy Centre)
SSRI Ed note: "Likeable" man forced to take psych meds goes to school carrying BB gun, is shot and killed by police. Father blames lack of treatment.
For loved ones of family killed in murder-suicide, no making sense of deaths — (Tri-City Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Successful retired naval officer, takes zolpidem & antidepressant, kills himself and beloved wife and daughter. Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
SSRI Ed note: Man writes nasty, cynical, tongue-in-cheek warning about why men should never date women on antidepressants. Big grain of truth.
Motive remains a mystery as police close case of Oakland quadruple homicide-suicide — (Portland Press-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking citalopram, trazodone and various other drugs kills 3. Officials are puzzled about motive. Mental illness is blamed.
Alabama Girl Medically Kidnapped and Forced on Drugs: Parents Facing Jail for Failure to Pay State Child Support — (Health Impact News)
SSRI Ed note: Family may be poor metabolizes of antidepressants, given the 2 suicides. Teenager is drugged by state against her mom's wishes.
Indrani ODs on sedatives, taken to JJ; is critical — (Mumbai Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of prominent businessman takes antidepressants, kills daughter, goes to jail, overdoses.
Tragic fashion student took her own life just a month after her ex killed himself — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anti-psychotics (!) and anti-depressants to talented young woman, 21, for depression, she reacts to boyfriend's suicide by killing herself.
Woman who killed husband, son-in-law in DUI crash sentenced to 6 years — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandmother, 69, takes Ambien, drinks, drives SUV with grandson a passenger through her living, dining rooms killing husband and son. Gets 6 yrs.
Teacher dead. Pill doc arrested. Did state miss warning signs? — (lohud journal news)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor prescribes Zoloft, Strattera and Risperdal to 15-yr-old struggling to fit in, he rapes neighbor, in prison since 2003.
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with several drugs in her system, including antidepressants, dies mysteriously in forest.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
‘Bright and intelligent’ teacher who ‘struggled with insomnia and depression’ found hanged in park — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher who has problems with sleep and addiction to prescription meds dies by suicide.
Michael’s story: Mentally ill man attacks his family after being deserted by Pa. health care — (PennLive)
SSRI Ed note: Young man smokes dope, diagnosed w. schizophrenia,on neuroleptics (cause rages, apathy), isolated, attacks grandma. Antidepressants make situation much worse.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
Clinton Township mother: ‘He took my baby from me’ — (Macomb Daily Trials)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol under legal limit, plus Prozac and Lyrica, who caused fatal accident, acquitted of impaired driving charge. Possibly suicide attempt.
Derbyshire grandmother’s killer ‘plagued by mental illness’ — (Ilkeston Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Woman drugged as teen for moodiness gets antidepressants, neuroleptics, gets dramatically worse, turns to illegal drugs, eventually murders a woman,
His 83-year-old wife jumped to her death from a Kaiser clinic — why? — (Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Why would an 83-yr-old jump to her death? Maybe it was the Prozac, citalopram and Xanax, they gave her?
Lawsuit Claims Authorities Let Man, Serving Time for Ticket, Die in Macomb Jail — (Deadline Detroit)
SSRI Ed note: Man sentenced to 30 days for failure to pay traffic ticket loses 50 lbs and dies of withdrawal from prescribed medication in 17 days. Family files lawsuit.
St. Paul’s negligent in man’s attempted suicide — (24 Hours Vancouver)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, taken to hospital for threatening suicide, not monitored, attempts to die by hanging, permanent damage, wins lawsuit.
Sand City shooting: Mother of dead suspect recalls son’s troubles — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on drug cocktail including Wellbutrin, $160K in warrants outstanding, shot and killed with her boyfriend in standoff with police outside Target store.
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)
SSRI 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.
Son killed 95-year-old mother after she begs him to ‘end it’ — (StaffsLive Journalism)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and neuroleptics murders elderly mom at her request.
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
Grieving mothers vow to continue the fight for family role in psychiatric treatment — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression experiences delirium-psychosis, gets schizophrenia diagnosis, stops meds, kills his brothers. Mental illness is blamed.
Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Klonopin, Ambien, Ativan, Xanax, nortiptyline, lithium, Zoloft, trazodone, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac, Serzone, Paxil and Parnate finally dies.
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ star Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose, Coroner says — (Los Angeles Times)
Mark Haslett sentenced to eight years for killing his whistling roommate — (Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from neuroleptic, antidepressant medication has paranoid delusions, triggers rage, stabs and kills roommate. Mental illness blamed.
Officer cleared in fatal shooting of armed Ludlow man — (Bangor Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on drug cocktail and alcohol dies in confrontation with police
Witnesses describe chaos at Scott County concert where man was killed — (6abc wate.com)
SSRI Ed note: Food truck vendor at concert, on Xanax + antidepressant + alcohol, drives SUV into crowd, injuring many, killing one.
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
What Drugs Was Dylann Roof On? Suboxone, A Powerful Narcotic, Found On Charleston Shooter In February Arrest — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Both legal and illegal drugs can cause violence
Study analyzes link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk — (Psychology & Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Study that misses the point in its own data finds that painkillers, benzodiazepines and antidepressants are associated with higher rates of homicide.
Edward Covington, who killed his girlfriend and her two children, sentenced to death — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychoactive meds since childhood kills and dismembers woman and her 2 kids, talks to corpse, then hides in closet wearing only underwear.
Nine-year sentence for man who tried to kill neighbours in ‘wanton’ attacks — (The Brampton Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for nonsensical "disorder" stabs neighbour, tried to stab another, no motive or provocation. Inadequate medicaton blamed!! Deemed high risk.
Police Killing of Michelle Cusseaux Raises Questions of Wrongful Death & Handling of Mentally Ill — (DemocracyNow.org)
SSRI Ed note: Police tasked with bringing a 50-yr-old diagnosed woman in to be medicated shoot and kill her instead. Officer demoted for violating policy.
Son ‘appeared intent on killing’ during knife attack on father: witnesses — (Soo Today)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18 on medication for ADHD and depression (likely a stimulant and SSRI) becomes psychotic, stabs father to death. Mental illness is blamed.
Antidepressants and other mood-altering drugs dangerous with very little benefit, expert argues — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Danish internist argues that psych drugs are deadly and ineffective, do more harm than good 98% of the time.
Woman died from an accidental overdose— (Lytham St. Annes Express)
SSRI Ed note: "Struggling" former nurse on fluoxetine, zopiclone, addicted to painkillers, overdoses on 4x dose morphine. Coroner assumes death accidental.