Archive for Connecticut (CT)

Jennifer Dulos: Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5 — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Marriage breaks down with extreme acrimony, husband accuses wife of being delusional, unfit mother due to anti-depressant use. She disappears mysteriously.
ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT Drowned After Ingesting Antidepressants And Sleeping Pills — (Blabbermouth)
SSRI Ed note: Guitarist self-medicates with antidepressants prescribes to someone else, believing that he was a manic-depressive (no such thing). Drowns in pond.
The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)
SSRI Ed note: Police find "evidence" that woman who shot up Rite Aid warehouse, killing 3 and self was diagnosed with mental illness, recently became agitated. No motive.
Man gets 3 years in prison for assault, EH apartment arson — (The Journal Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Man being "treated" for depression, bi-polar, PTSD assaults hospital worker, sets apartment on fire, gets 3 yr jail term even though mental illness blamed.
Andrews family touched by death before fatal shooting — (Greater New Milford Spectrum)
SSRI Ed note: "Squeaky clean" 51-yr-old attorney, depressed by deaths of mother and brother, takes medication, attacks his family, is killed by police.
East Haven mom charged with killing her children leaves note about final moments — (FOX CT)
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Lawyer: Mental issues behind hammer attack — (New Britain Herald)
Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Milford Classmate’s Stabbing; Attorneys Consider Insanity Defense — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 16, athlete and student with no prior problems, on psychoactive drugs including Prozac, suffers psychotic episode, stabs a friend to death.
Lanza’s Psychiatric Treatment Revealed In Documents — (The Hartford Courant)
Grandmother Who Shot 2 Grandsons Left Suicide Note — (NBC Connecticut)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandma diagnosed, medicated for depression & bipolar, sometimes stops meds, shoots, kills 2 grandsons and self. Leaves vengeful note.
Cops: Lady Who Overdosed Drove to CVS for Meds — (Middletown Patch)
Adding Atypical to SSRIs of No Benefit for PTSD — (Medscape)
Man Attempts Suicide-By-Cop
Man Forces Police to Shoot at Him
22 Year Old Commits Suicide: Parents Are Part of Suicide Prevention Walk
Invisible no more: Widower encouraged after testifying on medical malpractice bill — (The Day)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, calls psychiatrist 9 times, calls unanswered, she commits suicide. Husband sues.
Deputy Marshal Tries to Kill Girlfriend & Self: Recovers Sanity After Taken Off Antidepressants
23 Year Old Commits String of 17 Burglaries While on Depression Med
Daughter Attempts to Strangle Her Mother
Chaperone Harrases Young Girls on Trip
x-educator links theft to malady — (Republican-American)
SSRI Ed note: School principal on medication for depression, bipolar shoplifts a hat. loses job, blames "overmedication" for incident. Article title links theft to "malady".
Man Nearly Dies from Adverse Reaction: May Have Some Neurological Damage
Wife Says Husband Began Acting Crazy on Prozac: Shot Dead by Police
Wheelchair Bound Man Shoots Wife: She Survives
Woman Attempts Suicide After Therapist Had Affair With Her
Husband Takes Wife Hostage: Burns Down Their House
1SSRI Editor Year Old Girl Kills Self: Happened in 2005: Lawsuit in 2009
Mother denies killing infant — (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is both casually cruel, indifferent to baby, who dies, abused, in her care.
Westporter pleads guilty to lesser charges — (The Hour)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants breaks into home of girlfriend, threatens her with knife. Faces posible 10 yr sentence.
Westporter pleads guilty to lesser charges — (The Hour)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, breaks into girlfriend's apartment, threatens her with knife, flees, is charged.
Art Became A Saving Grace For Corey Collins
SSRI Ed note: Teen suffers insomnia, docs diagnose bipolar, give him lithium, antidepressants that don't work. Luckily he finds painting, recovers, moves on.
One Bad Day — (Hartford Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: After taking Paxil for 3 weeks (for shyness), man has psychotic manic episode, "rescues" toddler from family thinking they are kidnappers, charged, life ruined.
Widow Says Husband Who Disappeared on Cruise Mixed Alcohol, Prescription Drugs — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Zoloft and Clonazepam, drinks, disappears on his honeymoon cruise. Body never recovered. Possibility of suicide never considered.
Husband takes plea deal in wife’s slashing, Faces up to 16 years in Milford attack — (The New Haven Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man reacts badly to change in antidepressant, slits ex's throat, his lawyer decides that while meds played a role this is not a defence.
Lawyer’s insanity defense succeeds in Stamford court — (The Stamford Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer prescribed Adderall, Prozac, suffers psychotic episode, shoots at motorist, breaks in to ex's home, court recognizes meds responsible.
Body found near community college in Waterbury — (
SSRI Ed note: Student on antidepressants found dead in woods near college, cause of death not disclosed.
Man accused of murder reports suicidal thoughts — (North-Central Connecticut Journal Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Man accused of murdering girlfriend explains to judge that Zoloft is causing him to have suicidal thoughts.
SCHOOLS: Board asks guidance, math help from ‘bonus’ — (Acorn Press)
SSRI Ed note: Teen switches antidepressants, dies by suicide. Lack of guidance resources blamed.
Lawyer: Couple robbed Colchester bank to pay medical bills — (The Norwich Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher of the year & wife on medication for bipolar, panic, depression, no prior record, rob a bank, easily caught, "Psychiatric issues" and bills blamed.
Lawyer: Woman changed mind about killing ex-boyfriend — (Journal Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Zoloft plans to stab and kill her ex-boyfriend, breaks into his house intoxicated, he comes home and subsues her.
After Horror, A Custody Plea — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Mother of 3 youngsters, upset at breakup with father, takes depression medication, stabs kids repeatedly, miraculously all survive. Charged, she seeks custody.
Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman in military given antidepressant. It does not work, she remains depressed until she collapses and dies in Baghdad.
Police chief urging retirements to free up space for new officers — (The Connecticut Post)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman takes Paxil for depression, gets into standoff in his home, finally commits suicide.
No Child’s Play – Coping with depression and anxiety — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Boy adopted at 2 is anxious and worried, doctor prescribes Prozac, he becomes dramatically worse, many new problems. Doctor wants to try another med.
Lawyer: Southbury strangling sparked by Lyme disease or drugs — (The Republican-American)
SSRI Ed note: Engineer on antidepressants strangles fiancee in front of 6-month-old daughter,
Fall from ledge ruled a suicide in Winsted — (Republican American)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants decides to jump out apartment window to his death after argument with fiance, changes his mind, clings to ledge, but slips and falls.
Woman sues over drug — (The Register-Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of man who committed suicide on Paxil sues manufacturer SmithKline Beecham for failure to warn of the potential danger.
Principal Taken Into Custody At School — (CTNow)
SSRI Ed note: Principal on antidepressants threatens parents, steals from school, loses job and is charged.
Former library worker jailed in connection with Yale bombing — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, steals rare books and tries to sell them after stopping Prozac. Also suspect in bombing.