Calgary conference aims to raise awareness on medical overdiagnosis — (Calgary Herald)Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study — (CTV News/Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)Wednesday, July 29th, 2020SSRI Ed note: In Canada, antidepressant prescriptions for children 18 and younger increased 36% from 2012 to 2016, mostly fluoxetine.
Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)Thursday, April 9th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.
Psychiatrist says Silva Koshwal should be held responsible for ex-girlfriend’s murder — (CBC News)Tuesday, August 20th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, sleeping pills., illegal drugs and alcohol brutally murders, dismembers ex, claims not to remember anything.
Death of a Calgary titan: The spectacular rise and tragic fall of George Gosbee — (Globe and Mail Magazine)Monday, August 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Successful entrepreneur diagnosed, prescribed a stimulant, later an antidepressant, drinks more, attempts suicide, splits with wife, later dies by suicide.
Edmonton teen’s group-home suicide came decade after changes recommended, fatality inquiry finds — (CBC News)Thursday, April 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Ward of state on psych meds incl. antidepressants hates meds, misses brothers. is suicidal, self-harms, hangs herself. Problem ID'd is not enough process.
Edmond man, 18, ordered to trial in fatal shooting of stepmother — (The Oklahoman)Thursday, October 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants, stimulants and marijuana bludgeons and shoots his step mom to death for no reason. "What triggered the killing isn't known". Really?
Jayme Pasieka went on a murderous rampage and his victims’ families may never know why — (The Edmonton Journal)Monday, April 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed antidepressants for insomnia, anxiety, starts behaving strangely, later has a psychotic breakdown, stabs 5, killing 2. Gets life.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
Airdrie mom calling for mental health reform following son’s suicide — (Airdrie City View)Thursday, March 10th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Young man with everything to live for dies by suicide in withdrawal from Pristiq.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)Saturday, March 7th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Vietnamese community prays for Edmonton murder victims, forgives killer — (The Globe and Mail)Sunday, January 4th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Edmonton man on antidepressants kills 7 people in vietnamese community, including 2 children, then himself.
Psychiatric assessment of Calgary man who allegedly stabbed five friends to death under publication ban — (National Post)Friday, September 26th, 2014SSRI Ed note: University student on psychiatric medication stabs and kills 5 people at a year-end party.
Woman's Death From Anti-Depressant Happened Before Health Canada Warning — (The Canadian Press)Friday, September 13th, 2013
Children’s deaths shattered family — (Edmonton Sun) Allyson McConnell, Alberta Mother Who Drowned Sons In Bathtub, Sentenced To Six Years For Manslaughter — (Associated Press)Tuesday, March 13th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Mum on antidepressant drowns her sons, returns home to Australia and kills herself there.
More Thoughts On Rick Rypien, Head Trauma — (Capital Region Sports)Friday, August 19th, 2011
Investigation update into fatal shooting by Sherwood Park RCMP — (Edmonton Journal)Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Woman strangled by husband before gas blast: Edmonton police — (Edmonton Journal)Sunday, April 10th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants strangles his common law spouse, tampers with gas line to create explosion which kills him and 2 others.
Woman School Bus Driver Has Crash: Kills 9 Year Old Girl in BusThursday, March 31st, 2011
Former lawyer avoids jail time — (The Cochrane Eagle)Tuesday, June 8th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Lawyer takes antidepressants, commits fraud, is disbarred. Depression blamed.
Making Hospital Music was Good medicine. Making Hospital Music just about killed Matthew Good — (The Calgary Herald)Monday, March 2nd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Musician taking antidepressants not aware that they cause "bipolar", a fact since exposed by Robert Whitaker in "Anatomy of an Epidemic".
Psychiatric drugs causing weight gain: The very drugs millions of Canadians are taking to get through their day can cause dramatic weight gain, doctors are warning — (Canada.com)Wednesday, February 18th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Researcher acknowledges that antidepressants and antipsychotics cause serious weight gain over time.
Boyfriend guilty of killing girlfriend’s family — (The Calgary Herald)Friday, December 5th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man, on antidepressants, ADHD drugs since adolescence, plots with girlfriend to kill her family, drinks, carries out plan. Convicted of 1st degree murder.
Man refused to drop 12-gauge, pump-action sawed-off shotgun — (Metro News Edmonton)Tuesday, July 15th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man in suffering severe withdrawal from antidepressant operates vehicle, carries shotgun, stopped by police who shoot and kill him.
Crown wants jail for dog killer — (Calgary Sun)Tuesday, May 13th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil has fit of impulsive rage, beats puppy to death.
Psychiatric drugs causing weight gain — (Canada.com)Monday, March 31st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Dr Paula Caplan, one of the few authorities alarmed that antidepressants are ineffective, have serious side effects, including significant weight gain.
Puppy drowner sentenced to 90 days — (The Calgary Sun)Saturday, November 17th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant cruelly drowns puppy, attempts suicide. Puppy owner claims this behaviour completely out of character. Gets jail term.
Soldier Threatens Wife After Switching to Different Antidepressant — (Edmonton Sun)Thursday, July 5th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Military man who has just switched antidepressants threatens wife, behaves totally out of character.
Women jailed for defrauding charity — (The Edmonton Journal)Wednesday, March 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants steals money until she is caught. Charged, she tries to blame mental illness but the judge will have none of it.
MD’s family files suit over post-discharge suicide — (CBC)Wednesday, January 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist takes M.D. patient off her depression medications "to get a clear diagnosis", she commits suicide.
Deadly Hit & Run Suspect Has No Memory Of Crash — (770 CHQR)Thursday, October 19th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal drives home from pub impaired, hits and kills woman, has no memory of incident. He is charged.
Axe-wielding bandit squares off with cops — (Canoe.ca)Thursday, March 3rd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man with axe on antidepreesants robs store, smashed counter, and cars, cops arrive and confrontation ends with nobody hurt.
Canada’s prescription for trouble – Our children are given drugs not tested adequately for their age group – if at all — (Montreal Gazette)Tuesday, February 1st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Happy, athletic teen, 16, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, commits suicide. After, parents learn Paxil not approved for kids, warnings about suicidality.
Man stabs young wife to death with butcher knife — (Edmonton Sun)Tuesday, November 9th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and drinking stabs his mail-order bride to death because of her decision to leave him for another man.
National group to release blueprint to reduce suicides in Canada — (Canada.com)Wednesday, October 20th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Young man given antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds for anxiety, and he hangs himself. Undiagnosed, hidden depression is blamed.
Man’s depression cited in deaths of three — (Globe and Mail)Wednesday, July 28th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac kills wife, daughter and self. Depression is blamed.
The day terror came to church — (Canoe.ca)Friday, August 1st, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man in Paxil withdrawal interrupts church service to rob worshippers.
Pills linked to vicious attack on family? Teen went psycho — (EDMONTON SUN)Friday, July 5th, 2002
Californian Fined $5,000 for ‘Air Rage’ — (Los Angeles Times)Sunday, November 19th, 2000