Archive for Prozac (fluoxetine)

‘Gifted’ schoolboy, 18, killed himself by crashing into a lorry after missing out on place at top uni — (The  Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Kind, gifted student feels anxious, counsellor prescribes fluoxetine, he dies by suicide shortly after. Coroner does not suspect role of medication in tragedy.
Family of West Point cadet who died by suicide blames medical negligence at Portland VA — (Task & Purpose)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac by VA after ankle injury becomes suicidal, anxious, reports that the med is the problem, is ignored, dies by suicide. Parents sue.
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.
‘Autistic’ gamer, 22, who stabbed his father to death after being told to stop playing on his computer and move out is jailed for three years — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young man in 2-week withdrawal from Prozac stabs father to death when he is asked to turn off computer. Autism blamed.
‘The world wants me to fail’: Strict headteacher, 37, of six academies who banned pupils wearing lipstick and fake tan ‘was worried about losing his job’ before he hanged himself at home — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: "Inspirational", strong, Headmaster takes fluoxetine, drinks heavily, hangs himself.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
Failing kidneys. Memory trouble. Big weight gain. The REAL legacy of a lifetime on depression pills…— (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Author sadly credits SSRIs for being productive despite her mom's negative mood influence, even while acknowledging their permanently damaging effects.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
Pharmacist, 25, hanged herself during romantic holiday with boyfriend — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Young pharmacist prescribed fluoxetine sometimes forgets to take med, goes on holiday with boyfriend, hangs herself.
Doctors unable to agree why a girl, 16, believes people are “robots” and “not real” — (The York Press)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, prescribed fluoxetine for anxiety, depression suffers psychosis, kills girl, 7, within month. "Emerging schizotypal" disorder, not Prozac, blamed.
Lindt Cafe siege inquest findings: ‘the deaths were not the fault of police’ — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Man fed Prozac, zolpidem, Zoloft, risperidone becomes paranoid, “vicious maniac", accomplice to ex's murder, later stages hostage incident, is 1 of 3 killed.
Mum-of-seven hanged herself just weeks after discovering she was pregnant again — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking fluoxetine cannot decide whether or not to terminate her 8th pregnancy, in the end she hangs herself.
Tattenhall mother takes her own life after marriage breakdown — (Chester Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist doubles dose of Prozac for depressed woman who is not helped by the drug. She commits suicide, coroner does not suspect the med.
Maidstone woman Sandra Young had taken lethal levels of fluoxetine before she collapsed at Iceland, inquest hears — (Kentonline)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac overdose, goes shopping, collapses and dies from drug toxicity.
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.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds, including antidepressants for years, history of many suicide attempts, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Pleads insanity.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
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.
Prescription of drugs to foster youth under scrutiny in Sonoma County and statewide — (The Press Democrat)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, drugged with Prozac, Zoloft at 13 in foster care, remembers the meds made her suicidal, grows up determined to research natural alternative.
Deroxat, Prozac, Effexor, Zoloft : votre antidépresseur peut-il vous rendre alcoolique? Can your antidepressant turn you into an alcoholic? — (Le Lanceur)
SSRI Ed note: Les professeurs en France reconnaissent l'exposition de David Healy d'effets secondaires graves des ISRS.
Authorities say two girls and their mother were dead before a house explosion and fire killed their father and shook homes throughout the neighborhood — (USNews.com)
SSRI Ed note: Either mum or dad murdered 2 girls, other parent, burned house. Mum was on Prozac and she and girls were dead before the fire.
Kent man faces vehicular homicide charge in October death of SeaTac woman — (Kent Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Man's driving is impaired by Prozac, he runs red light and kills another driver.
Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied — (The Canton Repository)
SSRI Ed note: College student teen taking Prozac for anxiety due to bullying plans the kidnapping and murder of a 13-yr-old girl.
Study finds certain antidepressants may double suicide risk in children, adolescents — (FirstWordPharma)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane meta analysis finds that SSRIs double risk of suicide, aggression for young people.
Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds / BMJ Article — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Landmark study: Pharma companies continue to lie and manipulate/misrepresent data to hide the true suicide rates of people on SSRIs.
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.
“A few weeks after I graduated, I tried to jump in front of a train”: My bipolar disorder nightmare — (Salon)
SSRI Ed note: Prozac causes mania in student, 17. Results is bipolar diagnosis, lithium, neuroleptics. She blames clear iatrogenic mental illness on chemical imbalance.
SSRI Ed note: Man writes nasty, cynical, tongue-in-cheek warning about why men should never date women on antidepressants. Big grain of truth.
Lush reunited: ‘We were seen as a band who’d turn up to the opening of a packet of crisps’ — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: LUSH drummer worries about turning 30, breakup with girlfriend, takes Prozac, kills himself. Nobody "saw it coming".
Teen found hanged in woods may have been making a ‘cry for help’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: 14-yr-old boy given Prozac to help him cope with changing schools becomes preoccupied with suicide and kills himself 10 days later.
A Straight-A Student Killed Himself After Having A Bad Comedown — (UNILAD)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, 18, uses MDMA, gets suicidal, is prescribed fluoxetine. He commits suicide a few months later, only the illegal drug is suspected.
Woman Dies From Drinking Soda Along With Anti-Anxiety Meds — (Cosmopolitan)
SSRI Ed note: Woman dies after overdosing on Prozac, vodka and pepsi
What did grand jury hear in mysterious Mason death? — (Cincinnati.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac shot and killed, police interrogate husband but grand jury accepts that suicide more likely.
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.
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?
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.
Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do doctors hand them out like Smarties? — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants (1 in 11 adults in the OECD take these) are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Common antidepressants ‘linked to increased risk of violent behaviour in young people’ — (Belfast Telegraph) Rx for violence? — (LA Times)
SSRI Ed note: Study shows antidepressants associated with violence, especially among young people. Study flawed because it counts period after discontinuance as drug-free.
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.
Man slashes father before leaping to his death from 46th-floor Upper East Side apartment — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Young, talented Emory grad on Prozac slashes dad with knife, jumps to his death from parents' condo. Police blame "family dispute".
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fractures in Menopausal Women – Shorter treatment duration may lower risk, investigators found — (Medpage Today)
SSRI Ed note: Study in the journal "Injury Prevention" shows women who take SSRIs to treat menopausal symptoms 76% more likely to suffer a bone fracture/break.
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.
Teenager killed himself after his mother disconnected his Playstation — (METRO 82.7)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager, 18, takes Prozac for depression, commits suicide when his mum disconnects Playstation. Mental illness is blamed.
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.
14-Year-Old’s Suicide Causes Coroner To Question If Prozac Was The Real Trigger — (Inquisitr)
SSRI Ed note: 14-year old given Prozac, dies by suicide
Dellinger Admits Guilt in Fatal I-89 Crash; ‘I Wish I Could Have That Day Over Again’ — (Valley News)
SSRI Ed note: Man withdrawing from Ambien, on Prozac and another psych med “far in excess of the normal dosage" drives across median, kills couple and unborn child.
Chilling report details how Elliot Rodger executed murderous rampage / Elliot Rodger Report Details Long Struggle with Mental Illness — (Santa Barbara Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Social misfit, 22, drugged for years on Xanax, Prozac, Paxil, plans and executes shooting at sorority house. Shoots and kills 6, wounds 14, dies by suicide.
Appeal of Court Termination of Parental Rights — (Justia.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac, Buspar, Trazodone is "not capable of caring for herself, much less a child", loses custody of daughter.
”I’m sorry, I love you”: What depressed teenager texted her friend before stepping in front of train — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: 15-yr- old taking fluoxetine (Prozac) jumps in front of train.