Former Sammamish man convicted in Illinois of killing wife, 3 children — (The Seattle Times)Thursday, September 20th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Mom on deadly combo of nortryptaline and Topomax kills kids and self, tunnel vision police blame husband she also tried to kill
Beast who raped and murdered pensioner lies to police he killed a child — (Daily Record)Friday, June 15th, 2012
Man who killed ex-wife at Parker McDonald’s was cancer-free — (The Denver Post)Wednesday, January 18th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Man on barbiturates and nortriptyline kills ex-wife, self.
Navy lieutenant killed herself aboard warship after senior officer called her ‘sweetheart’ — (Daily Mail)Wednesday, December 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Naval Officer on amitriptyline commits suicide after senior officer calls her "sweetheart" during cigarette break.
Woman sues after her prison release — (Columbus Dispatch)Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Common drugs 'raise OAP death risk' — (London Evening Standard)Friday, June 24th, 2011
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people — (BMJ) / Murder-suicides in Elderly Rise — (WebMD)Monday, June 13th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Study finds risk rises significantly with use of antidepressants, higher with SSRIs than tricyclics. Murder-suicides in elderly up as rate of A/D use rises.
Former chief deputy coroner dozed off during DUI arrest, court documents allege — (Lewis County Sirens)Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Ruffolo verdict due Nov. 18 as final witness testifies — (Times Colonist)Thursday, November 4th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant kills cheating husband with overdose of it with heroin.
Pilots in crash may have been impaired — (Tulsa World)Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Teenage girl dies after taking anti-depressants — (The Telegraph)Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
The Unfinished — (The New Yorker)Monday, March 2nd, 2009SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" writer tries many antidepressants, nothing works (antidepressantw cause depression over the long tierm) and finally dies by suicide.
A criminal update: ‘Bizarre offense? The suspect is a strange bird, ripe for TBS. And why? Because he committed a bizarre crime’ — (deVerdieping Trouw)Friday, February 20th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Quiet, friendly man given Effexor, in 3 days he becomes "crazy"stabs live-in girlfriend to death, also stabbed self. Experts deny drug the cause.
Prison reform campaigner took her own life — (The Chester Standard)Tuesday, December 16th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Prison reformer mom on dothiepin (a TCA) distraught over daughter's death in prison, dies by overdosing on her meds. Previous suicide attempts.
Mum Charged After Death Of Child — (Hackney Gazette)Thursday, December 4th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Toddler boy, 20 months dies with antidepressant in his system. Mom charged.
Inquest rules Mandy, 19, died after taking no more than four anti-depressants — (Skelmersdale Advertiser)Thursday, September 11th, 2008SSRI Ed note: "Happy, bouncy, genuine, sincere" woman loses baby at birth prescribed antidepressants, she drinks, dies. Coroner records accident.
Suicide GP ‘frustrated’ at work — (BBC News)Wednesday, June 11th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Committed GP takes citalopram & tricyclic, starts to drink and dies by suicide. Husband completely shocked.
Cortlandt slay suspect told troopers of ‘surreal’ events — (Lohud)Wednesday, April 30th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, amitriptyline (a tricyclic) beats fiancee to death in a fit of rage, then tries to commit suicide.
Court documents reveal incidents leading up to Lehi murder — (Eyewitness News)Monday, January 7th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed stimulant, steroids in increasing doses, Valium, 2 antidepressants including Paxil, shoots and kills wife. Experts doubt drugs played a role.
Judge takes pity on husband who bungled suicide pact with wife — (The Daily Mail)Monday, November 12th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Couple on antidepressants arrange suicide pact, but it fails and he is charged.
Man has ‘rude awakening’ about mental health care — (Northern Life)Wednesday, March 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Effexor, Lorazepam and Amitripyline has an extreme negative reaction, learns that the system does not blame the meds and it not nice to victims.
Brother of inmate who died in jail may be planning lawsuit — (The Herkimer Telegram)Friday, December 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, dies in jail from lethal levels of venlafaxine & nortriptyline, following steady deterioration.
Father Accused of Poisoning Kids’ Soup — (Court Report)Friday, July 7th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Father on Prozac and amitriptyline poisons his 2 small children in a bizarre, irrational scheme to defraud Campbell's.
Crews Find Body of Missing Teen — (KSL.com)Thursday, July 6th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Couple drink alcohol, take his imipramine, he survives, she does not, he denies suicide pact.
Fence Post — (Daily Herald)Tuesday, July 4th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs long-term, multiple diagnoses, takes tricyclic antidepressant, becomes aggressive, loses two jobs.
Death of girl, 6, is ruled a murder — (Chicago Tribune)Friday, March 3rd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Mother gives 6-yr-old daughter an overdose of amitriptyline, takes one herself in murder-suicide attempt, but mother is found in time.
Court grants bail to Beniwal — (Times of India)Thursday, September 15th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed 2 benzos, 3 SSRIs, 1 tricyclic + zolpidem after her toddler dies, hangs self and 7-yr-old son. Amazingly she survived these poisons for 2+ yrs.
Drugs linked to Agnes’ murder — (The Chester Chronicle)Thursday, January 20th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman taking Effexor and Amitriptyline, uses illegal drugs, bludgeons an elderly friend to death. Interaction between cocaine and tricyclic blamed.
Circuit judge delays Yost murder trial — (The Bay City Times)Friday, July 30th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman kills her daughter by poisoning her with imipramine.
Management of patient with severe, deteriorating mental illness (01HDC13687) — (NZ Health and Disability Commissioner)Tuesday, July 6th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman with postnatal depression given tricyclic antidepressants attempts suicide, medication changed and she succeeds.
Report says pilot in crash was on several medications — (The Boston Globe)Monday, June 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Pilot on imipramine and desipramine and other meds crashed plane killing himself and 5 others.
Wife-killer stabs ‘soulmate’ to death — (Bucks Free Press)Wednesday, May 26th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds given mianserin, has akathisia, kills his beloved wife & his GP. When released, kills 2nd wife a week after amitriptyline dose increase.
Man found guilty in wife’s stabbing — (The Oregonian)Wednesday, April 28th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on amitriptyline and pain meds has a fit of rage during which he stabs his wife nine times in front of their kids.
Leah Harris Letter to the FDA — (National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy)Sunday, April 4th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman writes to the FDA to explain that years of self-mutilation and suicidality were due to taking antidepressants since early childhood.
Police ‘warned’ before machete attack — (BBC News)Friday, April 25th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man starts Celexa, tells GP about "abnormal, extreme thoughts", 4 months later kills shopkeeper with machete. BBC blames schizophrenia, med not mentioned.
Father overdosed after girl left home — (Staffordshire Newsletter)Thursday, April 17th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Divorced alcoholic man on antidepressants facing jail for impaired driving commits suicide after daughter moves out.
A MOTHER’S DEADLY STRUGGLE FOR HER SANITY — (The Boston Globe)Sunday, January 5th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman on many meds, including Prozac, kills her kids.
Woman's death was suicide, MD tells inquest — (Toronto Star)Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002
WIFE KILLING ‘A TRAGEDY’ — (Somerset County Gazette)Thursday, August 15th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Suicidal senior university lecturer, 63, given citalopram, other meds, has nightmarish delusions, citalopram stopped, 6 weeks later stabs his wife to death.
Coroner’s jury also rules on several drug overdoses — (Peoria Journal Star)Thursday, April 25th, 2002
Coroner's jury rules on several drug overdoses — (Peoria Journal Star)Sunday, February 3rd, 2002
Bangor man arrested after late-night foot chase — (Bangor Daily News)Thursday, December 13th, 2001
Slaughter in A School Yard — (Time Magazine)Sunday, June 24th, 2001SSRI Ed note: Drifter, 26, on amitriptyline and thorazine takes AK-47, shoots 5 children in a schoolyard, then himself.
New Details Emerge in Downey Case — (E! News Daily)Friday, April 27th, 2001
Last words go to children Lawyer says execution ‘state-assisted suicide’ — (The Daily Oklahoman)Thursday, May 4th, 2000SSRI Ed note: Mother on amiytriptyline kills her two children, attempts suicide but lives. She is charged with murder and executed.
CHAUFFEUR DIED OF A MASSIVE OVERDOSE — (The Watford Observer)Thursday, June 11th, 1998SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed amitriptyline, Prozac for depression gets more depressed, dies of overdose right after he is put on new medication. Depression blamed.