Archive for Alaska (AK)

Can what you eat affect your mental health? — (Alaska Dispatch News)
SSRI Ed note: Research explores the connection between depression, mental health and diet in different cultures. Woman cuts gluten and gets rid of depression.
Mother faces murder charge in death of 3-week-old girl — (The News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac while pregnant, stops, starts again after birth, suffocates 3-week old daughter, faces life in prison.
No Alcohol Involved: A Drug Recognition Exam Said Man Was Too Impaired to Drive
Man Arrested for 7 Assaults Against Workers at a Local Business
Fairbanks woman gets 3 years for crime spree — (Juneau Empire)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, boyfriend consume antidepressants, go on crime spree, threaten students, commit burglaries. She does not remember. Bipolar disorder blamed.
Man in Prozac withdrawal “goes off the deep end” — (Anchorage Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking Prozac, posts alarming thoughts on internet, coworkers express concern.
For one family, the unexpected becomes the unthinkable — (The Juneau Empire)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with challenges transitioning to adulthood starts antidepressants, kills herself 5 days later. Parents, others blame hidden depression, not meds.
Cause of death listed for man found in Beaver Dam parking lot — (The FDL Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac dies from combining med with alcohol, dies in parking lot.
Floatplane crashes near Ketchikan, Alaska killing five — (Alaska Report)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on antidepressants not allowed by NTSB (at that time), suicidal, crashed float plane, killing 5.
UAA student suicide a reminder of Alaska’s problem — (The Northern Light)
SSRI Ed note: Lonely man takes Zoloft as student but it only makes him more depressed. Promotes myth that SSRI suicide due to depression.
Ex-husband accused of stabbing woman — (Juneau Empire)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Zoloft and Prozac stabs ex-wife in neck with butcher knife, son rescues her, man then attempts suicide by overdose.
Pilot in fatal crash was using banned drug — (
SSRI Ed note: Man, 26, on Paxil crashes plane.
Unruly passenger admits guilt — (Alaska Dispatch News)
SSRI Ed note: Man becomes abusive after taking antidepressants and alcohol
Impaired pilot crashed plane — (Anchorage Daily News)
Air rage incident not all his fault, man says Passenger – blames behavior on mix of medication, alcohol — (Daily Herald)
Woman Meant To Kill Herself, Friend Says Police Say Prosecutor Shot 3 Times — (Anchorage Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman on "all sorts of medication" including Prozac that "make her more wacko" threatens suicide, buys gun, shoots and kills prosecutor.