Archive for Alberta

Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study — (CTV News/Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
Edmonton Mother Who Drowned Son, 7, Told Family She Fantasized About Killing Her Child Before Alleged Murder — (Canadian Press)
Children’s deaths shattered family — (Edmonton Sun) Allyson McConnell, Alberta Mother Who Drowned Sons In Bathtub, Sentenced To Six Years For Manslaughter — (Associated Press)
SSRI 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)
Investigation update into fatal shooting by Sherwood Park RCMP — (Edmonton Journal)
Woman strangled by husband before gas blast: Edmonton police — (Edmonton Journal)
SSRI 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 Bus
Former lawyer avoids jail time — (The Cochrane Eagle)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Researcher acknowledges that antidepressants and antipsychotics cause serious weight gain over time.
Boyfriend guilty of killing girlfriend’s family — (The Calgary Herald)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil has fit of impulsive rage, beats puppy to death.
Psychiatric drugs causing weight gain — (Canada.com)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Military man who has just switched antidepressants threatens wife, behaves totally out of character.
Women jailed for defrauding charity — (The Edmonton Journal)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac kills wife, daughter and self. Depression is blamed.
The day terror came to church — (Canoe.ca)
SSRI Ed note: Man in Paxil withdrawal interrupts church service to rob worshippers.
Pills linked to vicious attack on family? Teen went psycho — (EDMONTON SUN)
Californian Fined $5,000 for ‘Air Rage’ — (Los Angeles Times)