Mother serving home confinement for poisoning a young child, causing brain damage — (Digichat)Saturday, August 14th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Mum on antidepressants repeatedly poisons toddler to get attention, causes brain damage, judge spares her prison as she got treatment for her "mental illness".
Massey stabbing: Accused Manchao Li off his medication and had major anger issues, jury told — (New Zealand Herald)Thursday, November 5th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man on Citalopram, Risperidone for "major depression" stabs ex-wife to death in public in the day, claims he was crazy at the time. Psychiatrst disagrees.
Marceau inquest: killer’s GP reveals details of medication increase — (New Zealand Herald)Monday, June 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen, on citalopram < 1 month, gets dose increase, attempts suicide, stabs woman to death. She had been worried about what he might do, physicians were not.
Police policy on turning away recruits taking anti-depressants stigmatises mental illnesses: advocates — (Stuff.co.nz)Thursday, March 30th, 2017SSRI Ed note: New recruits to NZ police must be off antidepressants for 2 years. This will protect public from "second-hand" behavioural side-effects. Critics miss point.
2degrees boss should not have been flying, report finds — (The New Zealand Herald)Monday, June 27th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Pilot on Cymbalta does not disclose he is taking the drug, flies plane, loses power (reason not identified), crashes into sea killing him and his wife.
Questions over care of mentally ill woman who stabbed Wellington man to death — (The Dominion Post)Thursday, March 31st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed woman forced to take psych drugs she does not want becomes violent, stabs a man to death, Mental illness, not medication pattern, gets blame.
No charges in Auckland stabbing death — (Stuff.co.nz)Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Killer dad Edward Livingstone was a ‘sex addict’ — (Stuff NZ)Thursday, April 23rd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on antideressants, z drug drinks, is abusive, insensitive, suicidal and violent thoughts, kills himself and 2 kids of his ex-wife.
Coroner’s probe: Why did Dunedin father Edward Livingstone kill his children? — (OTAGO DAILY TIMES)Tuesday, April 21st, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Lexapro & sleep aid has strange dreams, assaults wife, is psychotic, knows meds are cause, stops them, kills family and self. Meds not blamed.
Doctor criticised for repeat antidepressant prescription — (New Zealand Herald)Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Mother died ‘in the most horrible way’ — (New Zealand Herald)Wednesday, August 6th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Suicidal, depressed woman, long-time user of A/D but no recent prescription, is burned to death. Loving partner blamed; officials can't believe suicide by fire.
Antidepressant overdose kills woman — (The Press)Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Coroner rules out ‘suicide pact’ — (Wairarapa Times Age)Monday, April 7th, 2014
Pilot's MH370 'copycat' flight — (stuff.co.nz)Saturday, April 5th, 2014
New Epidemic — (DrLucire.com)Saturday, March 15th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Dr Lucire examines trends in suicide, violence related to antidepressant and other psychoactive drug use.
Study sparks caution on antidepressants — (New Zealand Doctor)Friday, February 28th, 2014
New Zealanders report suicidal thoughts after antidepressants — (pharmacytoday.co.nz)Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Friends tried to save fragile Charlotte Dawson – (The Sydney Morning Herald)Monday, February 24th, 2014SSRI Ed note: TV presenter takes antidepressant, dies by suicide
Gone too soon: Kids who died at hands of parents — (NZ Herald News)Saturday, January 18th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Journalist explores the key factors - like mental illness - related to filicides in Australia and New Zealand, omitting the important psych drug factor.
Dead woman was on cocktail of drugs – coroner — (Stuff.co.nz)Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Susan Cochrane said ex-husband Allan Titford kept her prisoner 22 years — (World)Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Christchurch quake blamed for suicide — (New Zealand Herald News)Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Prison death ‘tragic loss of life’ — (The Dominion Post)Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Christie Marceau’s last plea — (NZ Herald News)Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Factors Causing Suicide in NZ – A Coroner Speaks — (Life.org)Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Depressed Man Cuts Off His Own Finger, Cooks It & Eats itFriday, April 15th, 2011
Man With Mild Chronic Depression Hangs HimselfTuesday, February 15th, 2011
Postpartum: Mother Lets 13 Month Old Son Drown in Tub: Does Not Call Emergency ServicesMonday, November 8th, 2010
26 Year Old Kills Self: Celexa Increased his AnxietyFriday, October 8th, 2010
High Rate of Suicide in County: People Asking if High Rate of A/D Use Could Be The CauseFriday, September 10th, 2010
Man Tells Reporters He Sometimes Does Random Things Because He Is On Depression MedWednesday, August 25th, 2010
Home detention for robbing city taxi driver — (Bay of Plenty Times)Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Woman Almost Dies From Serotonin SyndromeWednesday, May 12th, 2010
Man Demands Bus Refund at KnifepointWednesday, April 14th, 2010
Man Assaults 62 Year Old Woman: Weapon Used Was his CarTuesday, March 9th, 2010
Postpartum: Mother Tries to Kill Baby & Self While Driving her CarWednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Weatherston not mentally ill: psychiatrist — (stuff.co.nz)Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
Nasty effects as patients quit drug—(The New Zealand Herald)Friday, June 5th, 2009
About-face on drug danger advice—(The New Zealand Herald)Thursday, March 19th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac dies by suicide, mum Maria Bradshaw successfully lobbies to stop New Zealand regulator issuing misinformation. Psychiatrist John Werry objects.
Deadly rampage accused to go on trial — (TVNZ News)Monday, December 15th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants abuses alcohol, marriage breaks up, attempts suicide by driving into traffic, kills a woman instead, later overdoses, dies in prison.
Falls, depression and antidepressants in later life — (Eureka Alert)Thursday, June 19th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Researchers find that seniors on antidepressants fall more frequently than unmedicated people.
Coroner Urges Care With Use of Anti-Depressants — (Redorbit)Sunday, May 25th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed fluoxetine, diazepam jumps into path of train a couple of months later. Coroner realizes meds were a contributor/cause.
Club fears drugs and deaths link — (Taranaki Daily News)Friday, May 23rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman's group in rural NZ identifies the link between antidepressants and local suicides.
‘I Didn’t just Cross a Line I Tripped Over an Edge’: Experiences of Serious Adverse Effects with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use — (University of Auckland)Saturday, March 1st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Research participants describe becoming aggressive, angry, revved up, out of control and suicidal on paroxetine (Paxil) and Prozac.