Archive for Tricyclic antidepressants

Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study — (CTV News/Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: In Canada, antidepressant prescriptions for children 18 and younger increased 36% from 2012 to 2016, mostly fluoxetine.
Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.
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.
A 20-Year-Old’s Death Was Ruled a Suicide — But Family Says She Was Murdered; Morgan Ingram’s family has never believed the official explanation of her death — (
SSRI Ed note: Bright student taking amitryptaline (or perhaps recently stopped) dies of an overdose of the drug. Parents certain she was murdered by a stalker.
George Acres death: Mother of seven-year-old pleads insanity — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes various meds including antidepressants to woman with pain. she dislikes "antipsychotics", stops them. Restarts meds, kills son shortly after.
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.
Frank Sinatra’s manager: Meds to blame for failing health — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking Elavil [amitriptyline] is paranoid, unhappy, anxious, loses memory and coordination. No apparent positive effects.
Records: 8-year-old girl dies after mom overdoses her with anti-depressants — (The Iowa Register)
SSRI Ed note: Mum gives 8-yr-old child amitriptyline and other meds over a long period, the girl dies from drug toxicity. Mum charged.
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.
Troubled 13-year-old who stabbed his foster mother to death should never have been placed with inexperienced carers — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, foster child, seemingly well adjusted, given medication (probably tricyclic antidepressants) stabs his foster mom to death on impulse.
Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergics and Incident Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study — (JAMA Internal Medicine)
Avoidable Mortality in Cumbria: A Case File Review of 78 Suicides — (Liverpool John Moores University)
SSRI Ed note: Cumbria suicide data show that most victims 2008-2012 were on at least one pscyhoactive drug, and most were on an antidepressant. 48% of known on SSRI.
Autopsy: Woman in custody of Adams County deputy died from antidepressant drug, alcohol intoxication — (7NEWS Denver)
SSRI Ed note: Woman amitriptyline & fluoxetine dies by overdose combined with alcohol. Probable suicide. Everyone puzzled why she would do this.
Watford woman died after taking painkillers and antidepressants in ‘tragic accident’ — (Watford Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on painkillers, amitriptyline and citalopram dies of drug overdose.
Antidepressant overdose kills woman — (The Press)
Suicide verdict on Telford overdose man — (Shropshire Star)
Rugeley woman lay dead as children played — (Staffordshire Newsletter)
Trempealeau Co. woman pleads not guilty in toddler’s death — (La Crosse Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is abusive, poisons boyfriend's 22-mo-old daughter with Oxycodone and diphenydramine
Woman died after taking her boyfriend’s medication — (Sunderland Echo)
Eastleigh man died after heroin overdose, inquest told — (Romsey Advertiser)
Mystery remains over Swanscombe paraplegic's death — (News Shopper)
Burnley overdose mum's 'cry for help' — (Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
North Wales man who died after being hit by train had history of depression — (Daily Post)
Narrative verdict on store manager's death — (Dorset Echo)
The mother of a junior doctor who took her own life described her daughter's working hours as "immoral" following an inquest into her death — (The Independent)
Fatal overdose after operation — (Blackpool Gazette)
Mom of boy held in stabbing speaks out — (San Diego Union Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Fetal alcohol syndrome gets blamed for side effects of tricyclic antidepressant
Flawed results indicated woman died from overdose — (Isle of Man Courier)
Amad Jumaily’s murder of wife June ‘not preventable’ — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man unhappy about marriage breakdown, non-drinker, prescribed Citalopram, starts to drink. Dose increased at 4-week check-in, murders wife next day.
Anti-depressants Can Cause Sudden Death — (Health Impact News Daily)
Autopsy finds bad heart, antidepressant killed “Low Tax” Looper — (Knox News)
Medication concerns raised day before woman’s death — (Yellow Advertiser)
Whitley man died from a combination of prescribed medication and alcohol — (GetReading)
Death of Lander man May 28th ruled accidental combination of drugs, alcohol — (County 10)
Death of Arizona serial killer ruled a suicide — (The Evening Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes amitriptyline, drinks, kills 6 and wounds 19, later commits suicide by overdosing.
Teen in overdose tragedy was terrified of jail — (Birmingham Mail)
Saint Thomas Sued In Death Of Teen Who Took Prozac, Other Meds — (The Tennessean)
Partner's tribute to Llangennech man after tragic drug and alcohol death — (Llanelli Star)
Alcoholic Jean Morrish died at Sticklepath home after taking medication — (North Devon Journal)
Ilfracombe man Paul Atkinson lay dead in his flat for a week after letting agent missed body — (North Devon Journal)
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.
Woman killed herself after years of pain — (The Portsmouth News)
Susan Tracey Armstrong died after taking 'combination of medications'— (Watford Observer)
Widow killed herself after tiff with new partner — (The Swindon Advertiser)
Sex assault led to depressed ex-bus driver taking her own life — (Swindon Advertiser)
Alleged murderer Caroline Ruth Koenig killed partner for his money and stored his body in shed, court hears — (The Advertiser)
Limerick twins died from lethal ‘drugs cocktail’ — (Limerick Leader)
Depression meds found in Accent Signage shooter’s home, police say — (MPR NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Introverted, "laid back guy" on Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Temazepam, buys gun, ammo, is fired, shoots, kills 5, at work then self. Mental illness blamed.