Archive for Zoloft (sertraline)

Moment wife asks husband ‘is this true?’ as he is confronted by paedophile hunters after ‘texting 14-year-old girl’ before he was arrested by police — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sertraline/Zoloft drinks alcohol, incites a minor to sexual activity, is busted, claims no memory of his actions.
Autopsy Report Reveals Details of Dan Markson’s Death — (The Rivard Report)
SSRI Ed note: Prominent Developer, father or 4-yr-old, takes oxazepam, temazepam, sertraline, shoots and kills himself.
Family fears one of UK’s most commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs stopped their 24-year-old son’s heart beating amid concerns it could harm others — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Two young people taking sertraline suffer sudden death, doctors suspect drug but coroners record deaths as from natural causes.
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Prescriptions of SSRIs to children increases dramatically, takers are younger. Guidelines call for close supervision, but drugs have never been proven safe.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Adult Film Star August Ames Had Cocaine, Depression Medication in Her System at Time of Death — (Pop Culture)
SSRI Ed note: Young adult film star taking Xanax, sertraline (Zoloft) cocaine hangs herself in a public park.
‘He tried to strangle himself and jump out the window’: Father’s harrowing recount of how his eight-year-old son attempted suicide while on controversial anti-depressants — (The Daily Mail Australia)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes Zoloft to boy for anxiety, lies to parents about its effects, boy becomes actively suicidal, coming off the drug also a nightmare.
Mystery over postman’s tragic death — (The Wigan Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man who has been taking Tramadol and Zoloft for some time dies by taking a fatal overdose. Nobody believes this was deliberate.
Woman accused of attempted 7-Eleven murders ‘wielded axe purposefully’ — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Transgender woman on 5 drugs including "high dose" of Zoloft + amphetamine, becomes psychotic, attacks 2 people in 7-Eleven with axe. Pleads mental illness.
New Hope for Depression — (Time)
SSRI Ed note: A glowing report on "breakthrough" antidepressants which admits that existing drugs (once hyped as miracles) don't work but non-drug options do.
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.
What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)
SSRI Ed note: Biology major at U. Texas on Zoloft gets in car accidents, starts missing classes, stabs 4 students, killing one. No warning, no motive.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Daddy, please kill me I can’t do this any more’: Meet the CHILDREN prescribed anti-depressants for anxiety that ‘made them suicidal’ — (Daily Mail Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer launches class action lawsuit on behalf of children prescribed Aropax (paroxetine), Zoloft, harmed by the medications.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
Zoloft Class Action Claims Drug Company Misled Consumers about Zoloft’s Ability to Treat Depression — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei Goldman)
SSRI Ed note: Baum Hedlund files class action lawsuit alleging that Pfizer knew Zoloft has dangerous side effects, while not effective for treating depression.
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
Doctor doubled girl’s antidepressant dosage before she live-streamed her suicide — (10tv)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor doubles dosage of Zoloft for abused teen in foster care, a month later she live-streams her suicide on Facebook. Pfizer blames inadequate monitoring.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)
SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
DeLand man guilty in strangling, stabbing death of girlfriend — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man in Adderall withdrawal, recently started Zoloft, "snaps" during argument with girlfriend, strangles, stabs her to death. Involuntary intox argument fails.
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.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Identity of victim in fatality fire released — (Princeton Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple medications including Zoloft dies in fire. Foul play ruled out, so this may have been suicide, may have been a fatal accident.
Springfield police: Woman accused of killing partner showed no emotion; victim suffered 39 stab wounds — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Zoloft sporadically for a year, viciously stabs her domestic partner to death in an argument.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Inquest: ‘Loving, caring and popular’ teen Reece Burrowes found hanged in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, days after being prescribed antidepressants — (This Is Local London)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular football player, 17, prescribed setraline commits suicide days later. Everyone shocked, hidden depression blamed.
Mother accused of trying to overdose child during suicide attempt — (WUSA 9)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Zoloft tries to kill herself and her young son.
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.
Pianist’s wife accused of killing daughters struggled with mental illness — (stuff.co.nz)
SSRI Ed note: Mom given Zoloft, anti-anxiety drugs for sleep trouble kills her children, tries to stab herself to death, doesn't remember. Mental illness blamed.
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.
SSRI Ed note: Man writes nasty, cynical, tongue-in-cheek warning about why men should never date women on antidepressants. Big grain of truth.
Ranks of ISIS Recruits Include Mentally Ill — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrized young man plans machete attack at restaurant, Fordham says ISIS actively targets vulnerable people with mental problems, many on psych meds.
Drug Pipe Found in Truck That Killed Four Ball Players — (Bloomberg)
SSRI Ed note: Driver taking Trazodone and Zoloft hits bus, investigation focuses on marijuana.
Teacher dead. Pill doc arrested. Did state miss warning signs? — (lohud journal news)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor prescribes Zoloft, Strattera and Risperdal to 15-yr-old struggling to fit in, he rapes neighbor, in prison since 2003.
Though danger signs were everywhere, boy’s life was still lost — (The Portland Press Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, from troubled home struggling to fit in at school becomes impulsive, suicidal, takes Zoloft intermittently, dies by suicide.
Why is it so hard for young people to find decent mental health care? — (Lacuna Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Angry, undisciplined teen, 17, stops eating, gets Zoloft, behaviour gets worse, she gets suicidal, dose upped, she commits suicide. NHS services blamed.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Records show man killed by police was previously suicidal — (WSB TV2)
SSRI Ed note: Man in wheelchair shot by police
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.
Nebraska man blames Zoloft in girlfriend’s 2002 killing — (Tri-City Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man is put on Zoloft, attempts suicide, kills girlfriend, is convicted. Blames drug, is tested, found to be a poor metabolizer, court rejects appeal.
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.
Officer cleared in fatal shooting of armed Ludlow man — (Bangor Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on drug cocktail and alcohol dies in confrontation with police
‘Queen of Versailles’ Star Victoria Siegel’s Autopsy Shows She Died of Methadone and Sertraline Toxicity — (Eton Line)
SSRI Ed note: Teen "battling an addiction to prescription medication", on sertraline/Zoloft, methadone dies from overdose of these meds.
Southampton mother pleads guilty to killing son, 5, in car blaze, court hears — (Hampshire Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Zoloft acts bizarre, goes missing, attempts murder-suicide by burning her 5-yr-old son and herself in a car. Survives, pleads guilty, committed.
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.