Esther Callejas Shot Her 2 Young Children: How Arizona Mom Displayed Red Flags 2 Weeks Before the Shooting — (Breaking Daily News)Friday, October 1st, 2021SSRI Ed note: Young mum who loves her kids is sad, gets antidepressants from GP, starts to act strangely, becomes suicidal, shoots her 2 small children, killing one.
Man charged in killing of Arizona trooper faces 2019 trial — (Tucson.com)Tuesday, October 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety, depression throws rocks at cars on interstate, shoots and kills trooper who confronts him.
Suspect In Arizona Rookie’s Death Was Mentally Ill: Troopers – Isaac D. King, 20, was on medication for anxiety and depression and has no criminal record, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said — (The Phoenix Patch)Friday, July 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants has manic episode, throws rocks, assaults trooper, Trooper killed. Mental illness blamed.
Lil Peep cause of death revealed by coroner — (The Independent)Saturday, December 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Rapper overdoses on Xanax and painkiller 2 weeks after single from album hits top 100.
Fountain Hills community rallies around family struck by tragedy — (AZFamily.com)Thursday, December 22nd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Popular teen, good student with bright future, loves sports, prescribed antidepressants after brother's accident death, dies from overdose.
Tucson shooting shines light on mental illness — (World Now)Thursday, May 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence suddenly kills himself and family
Kill Me Now: The Troubled Life And Complicated Death Of Jana Van Voorhi — (BuzzFeed News)Friday, December 27th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Woman on meds including Lexapro, Klonopin, Ambien, suicidal for years, believes wrongly that she has multiple illnesses, dies by assisted suicide. Lawsuit.
Prized for His Aggression, Incognito Struggled to Stay in Bounds — (New York Times)Friday, November 8th, 2013SSRI Ed note: NFL offensive guard on Paxil a bit too aggressive
Family questions Phoenix police’s actions after son’s death — (FOX12)Tuesday, August 20th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man taking amphetamine, citalopram, valproic acid, laudanosine (for seizures) goes on roof, has altercation with police, dies in custody.
Death of Arizona serial killer ruled a suicide — (The Evening Sun)Thursday, July 11th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man takes amitriptyline, drinks, kills 6 and wounds 19, later commits suicide by overdosing.
Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury — ( WildAboutTrial)Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Postpartum: Mother Prescribed Med For Depression Commits SuicideMonday, October 17th, 2011
Suspect Shot and Killed By Deputy After Alleged Attack — (Prescott News)Monday, September 5th, 2011
Property Manager Kills Wife & Self: Said Med Made Him WorseFriday, July 15th, 2011
Woman dies from drug overdose in nursing home — (Wilkes & McHugh)Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Woman Hires Hit Man to Kill HusbandMonday, March 7th, 2011
Woman given probation for 8 Pine burglaries — (Payson Roundup)Friday, November 26th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking antidepressants when insurance runs out, launches a series of burglaries of neighbours, is caught, gets probation.
Man Murders his WifeTuesday, June 29th, 2010
Wife Murders her HusbandThursday, May 6th, 2010
Woman Deliberately Overdoses on CelexaSunday, October 18th, 2009
Woman Dies of Heat Stroke: Was Taking Depression MedTuesday, September 1st, 2009
Man Given 11 Years for Killing Brother in 2008Monday, July 27th, 2009
Man On Med For Depression Threatens Another Man: Is Shot to DeathSaturday, July 25th, 2009
15 Year Old Hangs HimselfMonday, July 6th, 2009
Anti-depressants, alcohol found in suicidal woman killed by police—(Arizona Daily Star)Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Muslim woman critical of Gilbert police treatment—(AZCentral.com)Monday, March 23rd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman, non-driker on Wellbutrin, is stopped by police when her car is swerving. She cannot believe the drug could cause impaired dirving.
Teenager enlivened others’ lives, but she couldn’t save her own — (Arizona Daily Star)Sunday, June 8th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Sensitive, artistic teen takes antidepressants, dies by hanging suicide. Everyone blames hidden struggle.
Woman’s death ruled suicide by overdose — (The Daily Miner)Monday, February 18th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman dies by overdosing on Wellbutrin.
Pam’s Story: Indictment shakes resolve (Part 4) — (East Valley Tribune)Wednesday, December 26th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Suicidal mother, son on antidepressants diagnosed "bipolar", rescued from failed suicide pact. Boy, 12, stops meds after 8 yrs, no longer suicidal.
Mother of 2 given 3 years in death of motorcyclist — (Arizona Daily Star)Friday, December 14th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman reacts badly to switch from to Zoloft, becomes weepy, suicidal, drinks, drives, kills a motorcyclist, charged with 2nd degree murder, no memory.
ACCIDENTAL HANGING: Medical Examiner Ann Bucholtz’s autopsy of Carol Anne Gotbaum finally released — (Phoenix New Times)Friday, November 9th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on Celexa detained by police for causing a disturbance hands herself.
Man found guilty of first-degree murder in drowning of tot — (The Arizona Republic)Wednesday, August 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin drowns toddler, claims med caused rage, prosecutor denies possibility, he is found guilty of 1st degree murder, gets 25 years.
Violent Dreaming and Antidepressant Drugs: or How Paroxetine Made Me Dream That I Was Fighting Saddam Hussein — (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)Wednesday, August 15th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Doc at U Arizona does research showing that SSRIs (Prozac, Paxil) cause disturbance of REM, nightmares, violent activity while asleep.
Web site comments lead to arrest — (East Valley Tribune)Tuesday, May 1st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, no history of violence, makes threats to a news website, is charged.
E-mails concerning Groe case gone — (Havasu News)Tuesday, May 1st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Representative in Arizona Legislator takes sertraline (Zoloft), drinks, speeds, is charged with impaired driving.
Local woman, child die in suicide/homicide — (The Eastern Arizona Courier)Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on Lexapro kills herself and her 2-yr-old son with carbon monoxide.
When despair leads to tragedy — (Arizona Daily Sun)Saturday, January 20th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, given antidepressants reacts badly and commits suicide just over a month later.
Ex-meteorologist’s trial for shoplifting opens — (Arizona Republic)Friday, January 12th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Meteorologist on Xanax and Zoloft tries shoplift a bag of clothes from a department store, is caught, charged.
UA study positive on psychedelic substance, Helped nine with obsessive behavior — (Arizona Daily Star)Wednesday, December 20th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Does psilocybin, a banned substance, help OCD and is it similar to antidepressants in how it works?
8-year-old handcuffed at school — (Dallas Morning News)Saturday, November 19th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Child on antidepressants reportedly runs on road, loses control at school and is handcuffed by police.
Borough man held on multiple charges after Thursday’s car chase — (The Phoenix Reporter and Item)Saturday, July 2nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Elavil and Lexapro, hooked on OxyContin, embarks on crime spree with assault, car chase, robbery etc. Incarceration certain, bail denied.
GI: I held migrants in self-defense — (The Arizona Republic)Thursday, April 14th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Armed GI on antidepressants for PTSD points gun at undocumented immigrants, is charged with assault.
Mother ponders daughter’s suicide — (The East Valley Tribune)Tuesday, September 14th, 2004SSRI Ed note: "Vivacious, spunky" 13-year-old is prescribed Paxil, hangs herself from ceiling fan. Mother suspects drug a contributor.
Richard Mack — (2006 FDA Hearings)Monday, February 2nd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Sheriff in small town testifies that through his career, the kids who committed suicide and violence were the ones on SSRIs.
Campbell blames arrest on mixing alcohol, anxiety drug — (SP Times)Thursday, November 27th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Singer charged with impaired driving, abusive behaviour.
Teen brings gun to Safford Middle School — (Eastern Arizona Courier)Wednesday, September 17th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Boy on Zoloft brings gun to school in backpack planning to commit suicide in washroom.
Bomb victim toted a concealed weapon — (USA Today)Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Co-worker of bomb-carrying bank robber, possibly part of conspiracy, dies with antidepressants in his system.
Angry Pima man attacks officers after traffic stop — (East Arizona Courier)Tuesday, August 26th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac for anger management exhibits aggressive behaviour, threatens other drivers and assaults police.
Screwdriver assailant gets term in wife’s death — (Deseret News)Tuesday, December 10th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants violently overreacts with deadly attack on wife.
Mesa woman’s death typifies violence cycle — (The Arizona Republic)Sunday, December 1st, 2002SSRI Ed note: Man drinks, takes antidepressants, beats wife to death and attempts suicide.