Archive for Pristiq (desmethylvenlafaxine)

New study: antidepressants significantly raise the risk of suicide in the treatment of depression for adults — (Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: A 2019 study finds adults treated with antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely to attempt suicide than controls, due to effects of the drug, NOT depression.
Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and her two young boys found in minivan in Lone Tree — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Great mom on Pristiq, Wellbutrin kills herself, her two young boys. No warning, no motive. Everyone, including husband, shocked. Depression blamed.
Airdrie mom calling for mental health reform following son’s suicide — (Airdrie City View)
SSRI Ed note: Young man with everything to live for dies by suicide in withdrawal from Pristiq.
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Physician urges women to stay on SSRIs despite killing their sex drive. Invokes myth that takers are happier, ignores the many serious SSRI negative effects.
Murder trial: McLinn describes killing Sasko in police interview — (Lawrence Journal-World)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who has violent thoughts on Zoloft switched to Pristiq, they intensify, she buys, kills pet rabbit, then the man she lives with, using knife. No emotion.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (
Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran’s Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt — (Veterans Today)
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (
SSRI Ed note: David Healy makes the case that the higher-than-expected rate of hanging suicides in Bridgend are due to antidepressant-induced suicide.
Pfizer's Wyeth ordered to face class-action over Pristiq — (REUTERS)
Mary Kennedy Death — (TMZ)
Police charge fire victim Kenji Suda’s wife Sakura with murder — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Pristiq for 2 weeks murders her husband, attempts suicide, by setting a fire. He burns to death, she escapes.
Randy Graybeal takes witness stand — (Bristol Herald Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Pristiq kills his wife for being unfaithful, attempts suicide, denies premeditation. Charged w 1st degree murder, convicted voluntary manslaughter.
Those grieving after a suicide forever wonder what they could have done to save a life—(
Antidepressant labels to carry new warning of life-threatening side effect — (The Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: In 2009, the FDA required warning that antidepressantcs can cause NMS,, an uncommon but deadly side effect. Made no difference to public awareness.
SSRI Ed note: In 2008 Wyeth withdrew its application for European approval of antidepressant Pristiq; citing European Medicines Agency concerns about drug's effectiveness.
Top 5 Reasons to Forget about Pristiq — (Carlat Psychiatry Blog)