Archive for Arizona (AZ)

Esther Callejas Shot Her 2 Young Children: How Arizona Mom Displayed Red Flags 2 Weeks Before the Shooting — (Breaking Daily News)
SSRI 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 — (
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 — (
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: NFL offensive guard on Paxil a bit too aggressive
Family questions Phoenix police’s actions after son’s death — (FOX12)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes amitriptyline, drinks, kills 6 and wounds 19, later commits suicide by overdosing.
Jodi Arias: Hell Hath No Fury — ( WildAboutTrial)
Postpartum: Mother Prescribed Med For Depression Commits Suicide
Suspect Shot and Killed By Deputy After Alleged Attack — (Prescott News)
Property Manager Kills Wife & Self: Said Med Made Him Worse
Woman dies from drug overdose in nursing home — (Wilkes & McHugh)
Woman Hires Hit Man to Kill Husband
Woman given probation for 8 Pine burglaries — (Payson Roundup)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking antidepressants when insurance runs out, launches a series of burglaries of neighbours, is caught, gets probation.
Man Murders his Wife
Wife Murders her Husband
Woman Deliberately Overdoses on Celexa
Woman Dies of Heat Stroke: Was Taking Depression Med
Man Given 11 Years for Killing Brother in 2008
Man On Med For Depression Threatens Another Man: Is Shot to Death
15 Year Old Hangs Himself
Anti-depressants, alcohol found in suicidal woman killed by police—(Arizona Daily Star)
Muslim woman critical of Gilbert police treatment—(
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Woman dies by overdosing on Wellbutrin.
Pam’s Story: Indictment shakes resolve (Part 4) — (East Valley Tribune)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Lexapro kills herself and her 2-yr-old son with carbon monoxide.
When despair leads to tragedy — (Arizona Daily Sun)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Singer charged with impaired driving, abusive behaviour.
Teen brings gun to Safford Middle School — (Eastern Arizona Courier)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants violently overreacts with deadly attack on wife.
Mesa woman’s death typifies violence cycle — (The Arizona Republic)
SSRI Ed note: Man drinks, takes antidepressants, beats wife to death and attempts suicide.