Archive for Asia

Cop among 5 killed in attack by ‘depressed’ man in Tripura — (The Economic Times)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed man has episode of delirium, attacks family members killing 5.
Woman drowns baby in bucket of water angry over cries of baby — (Kaumudi Online)
SSRI Ed note: Woman "under depression" drowns baby to stop her from crying.
Depressed mum strangled autistic son before suicide near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve — (The Straits Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom feels low, diagnosed w. "major depressive disorder", gets antidepressant & tranquilliser, worries unduly about 5-yr-old son, strangles him, kills herself.
‘He loved me so much…’: Shah Rukh Khan mourns Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise — (Free Press Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Popular Bollywood actor takes antidepressants, hangs himself, everyone shocked.
Mother Smothers 11-Month-Old Baby To Death Before Killing Self In Murder-Suicide Case — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants smothers her 11-mo-old baby, commits suicide by jumping from building. Depression blamed.
Dead pilot in burned-out pickup — (Chiang Rai Times)
SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted air force pilot takes antidepressants for stress, dies by suicide by suffocating on smoke in his father's vehicle.
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Man who killed wife, 3 children and committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh was depressed: Police — (The Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: Father who is "battling depression" kills wife, puts her in refrigerator, strangles 3 daughters, hangs himself. News reports "no foul play".
Joshua Boyle appears in court, case adjourned until next week — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Rescued man, "no criminal record", "never been in trouble with police" charged with assault, administering "noxious" Trazodone. Wife blames strain and trauma.
IIT graduate commits suicide before exam — (National Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young IIT grad with bright future gets treated for depression, quits job at Morgan Chase, returns home, commits suicide by jumping 23 floors.
‘Life is an illusion’: RML junior doctor fighting depression found dead in Delhi flat — (Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young doctor subjected to ECT, antidepressants feels detached, loses motivation, decides to hang himself, leaves note, role of meds not recognized.
Wife of metro Detroit veteran killed in standoff with police speaks out — (WXYZ Detroit)
SSRI Ed note: Young vet loses friend to suicide, gets "help" for PTSD from VA, they change his meds, he becomes violent, suicidal, dies in standoff with police.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
Missing JNU Student Najeeb Ahmed Was On Anti-Depressants: Police — (Newsworld India)
SSRI Ed note: University student on antidepressants gets into altercation, goes missing, cannot be located.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
The kids are not alright – What is driving teenagers in India, across socio-economic groups, to anxiety and depression? — (The Indian Express)
SSRI Ed note: Young man develops a strong crush on a popular girl, when after 5 years she rejects him he takes antidepressants, loses motivation, his excellent grades drop.
Man kills son, commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh — (India.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man kills son and himself, police are able to somehow determine from something at the murder-suicide scene to indicate "depression led to the incident."
Benz driver likely to avoid drink-driving charge (Updated) — (Bangkok Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man from wealthy family in Lexapro speeds, causes fatal crash, refuses alcohol test.
Doctor found dead in New Delhi AIIMS, cause unknown — (Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: New Delhi third-year resident doctor takes antidepressants, dies alone in room. Whether or not suicide unclear.
Thane murders: Hasnain Warekar was stuck in a huge debt of Rs 67 lakh — (India.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 35, taking medication for mental illness, murders 14 family members including his mom, then commits suicide.
The Unremembered — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Four suicides, three soldiers known to be on antidepressants and other meds. The Canadian military still refuses to connect the antidepressant-suicide dots.
Soldier in highrise murder-suicide suffered from PTSD, obituary says — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran treated for PTSD, "ecstatic" to have fallen in love and married, inexplicably dies with pregnant bride in murder-suicide.
Indrani ODs on sedatives, taken to JJ; is critical — (Mumbai Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of prominent businessman takes antidepressants, kills daughter, goes to jail, overdoses.
A Mother Killed Her Own Child And Dumped Her. But Its Not Totally Her Fault! — (Rise for India)
SSRI Ed note: New mother being treated for depression since birth of second daughter kills her baby and dumps her in water sump.
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
Three little girls strangled to death by Pakistan father because he didn’t want to ‘waste money’ on their education — (Defender of Faith~Guardian of Truth)
SSRI Ed note: Pakistani father takes antidepressants, carries out threat (probably previously an idle threat), to murder his three daughters.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Did British drug death couple die in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ suicide pact? — (Daily Mail)
Probe into IIT-Bombay student’s death after fall, family says he was depressed — (Times of India)
Man sentenced to 46 years for killing girlfriend — (The News-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Chinese doctoral student with no history of violence takes antidepressants, plans, carries out torture death of former girlfriend. Totally out of character.
Dental Student’s Father Bemoans Privacy Laws — (Voices of NY)
FATAL 4×100; HOME-MADE KRATOM JUICE COCKTAIL — (Research Gate)
Helena Belmonte Dead: Latest News is That Filipino Model Had Bipolar Disorder — (The Epoch Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman, long-term antidepressant user, drinks alcohol, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Indian minister’s ‘mistress’: Death will haunt me — (Vancouver Desi)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of Indian mInister for external affairs Shashi Tharoor dies of antidepressant overdose.
Ronald Anderson's family calls for improved PTSD treatment — (CBC News)
Court told of former US Army captain’s violent relationship with girlfriend which led to jail — (GetReading)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants attacks PTSD vet with broken bottle, stabs teddy bear, he (probably also on meds) throws her off balcony, fractures her skull.
Kolar medico dies: WAS it suicide or murder over Telangana? — (Deccan Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Medical student takes antidepressants, dies by suicide.
New China Cities: Shoddy Homes, Broken Hope — (New York Times)
Investigating a military suicide when it's your son — (Aljazeera America)
Takeda and Lundbeck announce FDA approval of Brintellix™ (vortioxetine) for treatment of adults with major depressive disorder — (Globe Newswire)
Anti-depressants for Turkish PM — (Hürriyet Daily News)
Don’t pop that Prozac: The rise of anti-depressant abuse in India — (First Post)
Todd's death consistent with hanging, not garrotting: pathologist — (SEAsiaNewsroom)
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military — (New York Times)
Suicide or murder?: New evidence suggests Faisal was taking anti-depressants — (Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Investigating officer in the high-profile rental power plants case takes antidepressants, hangs himself, family cannot believe he would commit suicide.
Weird suicides usher in New Year — (The Bangkok Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants jumps from tall building to his death, hits woman as he lands, breaking her back.
Doctor who treated inmate who died couldn't remember her — (The New Paper)
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)