Archive for Tricyclic antidepressants – Page 3

Wonder Drug on Trial — (Texas Monthly)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, it makes her hyper and she behaves oddly, dies by suicide. Husband sues.
Assault after ingestion of antidepressant — (British Medical Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violents becomes psychotic on amitriptyine, assaults and stabs his daughter. Reported in BMJ.
The Many Faces Of Laurie Dann — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist starts young woman on medication, she becomes increasingly eccentric, stabs husband, divorces, shoots elementary school children and herself.
The Case of Sheila Caffell: The Effects of Illegal Drugs on People with Schizophrenia — (Jeremy Bamber Official Website)
SSRI Ed note: Some claim that man convicted of killing his family is innocent and that his sister, on various psychotropic meds, was responsible as first thought .
Biography: John Hinckley, Jr — (PBS – American Experience)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants develops obsession with Jodie Foster, later attempts to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.
Dorothy Dandridge — (InfoPlease)
SSRI Ed note: Oscar-nominated actress dies from overdose of Tofranil (imiprimine), a tricyclic antidepressant. Tricyclics predated SSRIs.