Archive for France

Chantal Ackerman: My Mother Laughs review – too umbilically linked? A moving record of the complex relations between mother and daughter— (The Arts Desk)
SSRI Ed note: Talented filmmaker suffers depression, is hospitalized and medicated, admits to thoughts of suicide, ultimately kills herself.
Travels with Anthony Bourdain — (The New Yorker)
Mother ‘smothered her five-month-old son after having a blazing row with her husband during a holiday on the south of France’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman treated in U.K. hospital for depression, no history of violence, goes on holiday, starts to behave erratically, is argumentative, kills her baby.
Nice attack: What we know about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Nice, France: man on antidepressants, not religious or a terrorist, kills more than 80 people with his truck on Bastille day. Police shoot and kill him.
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.
French school teacher had attended psychiatric unit before Alps avalanche tragedy — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher takes pupils on ski trip, takes them to a black slope closed due to avalanche warning, 3 die
Jugé pour avoir tué sa fille handicapée de 6 ans / Sentenced for killing his disabled 6-yr-old daughter — (BFMTV)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal plans to kill wife incapacitated by treatment for bipolar, handicapped daughter, and himself but only kills daughter.
Kate Barry: Daughter of Jane Birkin and John Barry found dead after fall from Paris apartment — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Fashion photographer on antidepressants jumps or falls from apartment balcony and dies.
The silence of Abdelhakim Dekhar, unstable personality and mythomaniac — (Le Monde)
SSRI Ed note: Paranoid man on anti-anxiety meds has grandiose ideas about being persecuted, shoots and kills 5, shoots at photographer, kidnaps motorist.
Your experiences of antidepressants — (The Guardian)
Medicalisation of misery to blame for soaring use of antidepressants, say GPs — (The Guardian)
Antidepressants: risk of accident is highest when starting treatment — (Sciences et Avenir)
Autopsy inconclusive in death of French scholar in midtown hotel room, Medical examiner awaiting further tests — (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Mohamed Merah said he would experience an “infinite pleasure” from his actions — (M Société)
SSRI Ed note: Man on several psych meds goes on shooting spree, shoots 7, is shot and killed by police.
Sète: le tireur fou détenait un arsenal / Sète: The shooter had an arsenal — (Le Figaro)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants shoots four neighbours, killing 2, for having a noisy party late at night in the next apartment.
Hans Peterson Goes On Trial for the Murder of Dr. David Cornbleet — (Chicago Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Teen takes accutane for a few days, becomes depressed, blames accutane, takes Zoloft, has OCD, sexual dysfunctionill. Stabs dermatologist to death.
Add-On Sertraline Nixed for Moderate Postpartum Depression — (Medscape)
John Galliano took antidepressants 'like candy' — (The Telegraph)
Teenager holds school children hostage in France
Family slaughtered: the wake of the antidepressant — (Libération Société)
Tuerie de Pouzauges: un antidépresseur mis en cause / Family Killed in Pouzauges: was the cause an antidepressant? — (Le Figaro)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor taking sertraline has episode of delirium-psychosis, murders his wife, his 4 children, and kills himself. Investigators decide med was the cause.
Jessica Davies: The last seduction — (The Sunday Times)
Women is 23rd France Telecom Employee to Commit Suicide in Last 19 Months
Playboy arrested over millionairess’ murder is facing extradition to France—(Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on cocaine, alcohol and antidepressants beats girlfriend to death.
Regulating sleep in the first years of life is vital — (Yahoo.com)
SSRI Ed note: Research team discovers that taking antidepressants in childhood causes permanent disruption to serotoninergic system, impairs normal sleep patterns for life.
Clinically Depressed Poodle Mauls Former French President Chirac — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Problem dog given antidepressants, it gets worse, increasingly has "frenzied fits" and makes "vicious, unprovoked attacks". Eventually they give dog away.
French Hostage Drama Ends — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed teacher on medication takes 21 students and two aides hostage,
Returning to the death of a princess — (Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Henri Paul on Prozac and booze at time of fatal crash