Archive for Florida (FL)

Brian Laundrie Was Prescribed Medication For Mental Illness Before Gabby Petito’s Death — But Refused To Take It — (Your Tango)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking anti-anxiety medication, murders wife on road trip, returns home, dies by suicide. News blames mental illness, not taking meds.
Who Is Zephen Xaver? 21-Year-Old Accused of Killing 5 at SunTrust Bank Had ‘Fascination With Death’ — (Newsweek)
SSRI Ed note: Man with past "troubles"/time in psychiatric facility (so 100% he took taken psych meds some time) is obsessed with death, violence, shoots + kills 5 at bank.
PD: Florida Man Stabbed His Mother and Her Husband 18 Times in Bridgewater, Mass. — (NECN)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds stabs parents in the middle of the night.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Risperdal, Lexapro, drugged since age of 12, opens fire at e-sports tournament, killing 2, wounding 10, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Red flags: The troubled path of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted teen loses parents, given psych drugs for years, collects guns, exhibits serious odd, antisocial behaviour, kills 17 at former school.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
Doctor doubled girl’s antidepressant dosage before she live-streamed her suicide — (10tv)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor doubles dosage of Zoloft for abused teen in foster care, a month later she live-streams her suicide on Facebook. Pfizer blames inadequate monitoring.
Family: Shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq — (CBS Miami)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq vet feels bad, gets psychiatric treatment, "loses his mind", has hallucinations, hopitalized, released, opens fire at airpost killing 5, wounding 8.
DeLand man guilty in strangling, stabbing death of girlfriend — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man in Adderall withdrawal, recently started Zoloft, "snaps" during argument with girlfriend, strangles, stabs her to death. Involuntary intox argument fails.
Florida Court Rules Physician May Be Liable in Suicide — (Medscape)
SSRI Ed note: G.P. prescribes Effexor, woman does not feel right on it, advises GP, he changes to Lexapro without seeing her, she dies by suicide. Husband sues.
Orlando shooter was body builder, reportedly bipolar — (Macleans)
SSRI Ed note: Man, history of violence, steroid user,"bipolar", worried he is psychotic, researches psych meds 3 weeks before shooting 103 at Orlando nightclub, killing 50.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
Navy vet gets life in prison after plea in pregnant wife’s slaying — (Orlando Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence takes antidepressants, "just snaps", kills wife and unborn twin sons.
‘Queen of Versailles’ Star Victoria Siegel’s Autopsy Shows She Died of Methadone and Sertraline Toxicity — (Eton Line)
SSRI Ed note: Teen "battling an addiction to prescription medication", on sertraline/Zoloft, methadone dies from overdose of these meds.
Edward Covington, who killed his girlfriend and her two children, sentenced to death — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychoactive meds since childhood kills and dismembers woman and her 2 kids, talks to corpse, then hides in closet wearing only underwear.
Lexapro Maker Must Face Claims Tied to Suicide — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has akathisia on Paxil, switched to Lexapro, gets worse, dies by suicide. Forest motion arguing preemption is denied.
American tragedy: At least 50% of police shooting victims struggled with mental illness — (Daily Kos)
SSRI Ed note: Police officers too often feel justified in slaughtering people diagnosed with mental illness.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
VA responsible for vet’s suicide — (Military Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veterans Affairs continues to use combinations of SSRIs and neuroleptics to treat PTSD despite the many suicides that result.
Bright colors celebrate life of girl tossed from bridge — (USA TODAY)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, other meds acts strangely, is chased by police, stops on bridge and throws his adored daughter off it. Wife blames bipolar,
FSU Shooter Myron May Left Message: ‘I Do Not Want to Die in Vain’ — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Successful, popular self-made lawyer takes Wellbutrin, Vyvanse, becomes paranoid, delusional, shoots, kills 3 at Florida State, killed by police.
Surviving daughter in Port Orange family shooting wakes from coma — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
Boynton Beach I-95 suicide victim had kratom in his system, tests confirm — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, taking antidepressants, becomes addicted to kratom, commits suicide. His mum does not realize that SSRIs cause addiction and suicidality.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)
DUI Defense Against Xanax, Lexapro, and Other Meds — (Florida Litigation Attorneys)
Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing DUI: Did weed, alcohol & antidepressants — (The Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking combination of drugs, including andidepressant, shows poor judgement
Medicare plans could limit antidepressant coverage — (Sun Sentinal)
Fla. mom, teen kids dead in apparent murder-suicide — (CBS)
SSRI Ed note: Divorcing mom on antidepressants drinks wine, kills her teenage kids and herself.
McCoy v State of Florida: Death sentence upheld — (FindLaw)
Tyler Hadley’s Killer Party — (Rolling Stone)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Hydroxyzine and Celexa murders his parents and throws a huge party as they lie dead upstairs. Says would not have happened without meds.
Pamela Brooks not under influence of illicit drugs or alcohol when she killed daughter and herself — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac stabs daughter, 10 to death then stabs herself 150 times in murder-suicide.
Tampa man poisoned his disabled girlfriend, detectives say — (Tampa Tribune)
Sister of Dreyfoos suspect: ‘I pray to God that he comes forward’ — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man behaves strangely, is wanted for workplace shootings, sister is worried because of his medication for depression.
Resigned Detention Deputy Arrested After Investigation — (Polk County Sheriff's Office)
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)
Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash at St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport — (Tampa Bay Times)
Deciding to Live: Shauna's story of depression, suicides, healing — (Florida Times-Union)
Jailhouse Calls of Trayvon Shooter George Zimmerman Released — (The Daily Beast)
Jacksonville couple killed in murder-suicide remembered for affectionate walks — (Florida Times-Union)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married senior loses job, takes antidepressants, is "stressed out", shoots, kills husband and self. Neighbours astounded.
Second Zoloft trial over suicide starts next week — (Legal Newsline)
College suicide: Second-leading cause of student death hits home in Southwest Florida — (Naples Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants 5 yrs, recognizing brain damage & desperate to quit them, and young woman prescribed antidepressants two months prior, die by suicide.
Drowning ruled a suicide— (News Herald)
Chronic Depression Interrupts Classes — (The Famuan)
Cops: Mother Crashes Car With Kids, Drugs Could Be Cause — (
Jury convicts ex-Miami Beach cop of attempted murder — (Miami Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man who shoots wife who is leaving him, and her boyfriend, pleads insanity. Experts at trial disagree whether medication a factor in his behaviour.
NTSB Cites Pilot Error for 2011 Z Islander Apartments Plane Crash — (
NASA Engineer Leaps off Tower: Had the Delusion, While He was on A/D's, That He Was Going Blind
Autopsy of School Board Shooter Released: Celexa Found: Shooter Killed Himself
Man Drowns in Pond While Escaping from Police: Could Swim: Probable Suicide
Man Tries to Rob Police Officer: Is Killed by Officer: Out of Character Behavior for Robber