Archive for illinois (IL)

Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
Their teen killed himself. Now they want to save others struggling during the pandemic. — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Good student, star quarterback feels bad, misses social life during pandemic, prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide. COVID not meds blamed.
Northwestern student’s death caused by alcohol, prescription drugs, ME finds — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: University student taking Proxac (fluoxetine) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) drinks alcohol, dies, coroner identifies cause as drug toxicity.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops his antidepressants, later starts again, buys gun. Effexor added, dose increased, one month later kills twin daughters & himself.
GSK Must Pay $3 Million in Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit: U.S. Jury — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: In a groundbreaking case, a widow does not settle, wins lawsuit against GSK for the suicide of her attorney husband. Jury agrees GSK lied, hid risks.
Mom who killed 2 children, self left note: ‘Just know I loved my kids’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Separated woman taking various psychiatric medications sedates and strangles her children, kills herself.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds incl antidepressants, history of suicide attempts, odd ideas, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Springfield police: Woman accused of killing partner showed no emotion; victim suffered 39 stab wounds — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Zoloft sporadically for a year, viciously stabs her domestic partner to death in an argument.
Man Killed by Police Had History of Mental Illness — (Treatment Advocacy Centre)
SSRI Ed note: "Likeable" man forced to take psych meds goes to school carrying BB gun, is shot and killed by police. Father blames lack of treatment.
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with several drugs in her system, including antidepressants, dies mysteriously in forest.
Allegedly mentally ill man says he’s ‘proud’ to be cop killer — (Chicago Sun-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, arrested for illegal drugs, goes "off script" at trial, behaves bizarrely, justifies shooting policewoman, killing another cop.
Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft attempts suicide, sets fire to radar facility, causes massive disruption in flights, over $100 million in losses. Mental illness blamed.
Infant slain in Little Village was cut in neck with power saw — (Chicago Sun-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants stuffs a sock in baby's mouth, kills her with saw.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Woman held in sister's death was also charged in 2001 slaying — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman medicated for 8 yrs takes antidepressant instead of neuroleptic, kills a man, found NCR. Later kills her sister.
Why Chicago’s MasterChef Star Killed Himself — (Chicago Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Talented chef has panic attack, diagnosed bi-polar, drugged into serious mental illness, then diagnosed schizophrenic, he dies by suicide,. M. illness blamed.
Man sentenced to 46 years for killing girlfriend — (The News-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Chinese doctoral student with no history of violence takes antidepressants, plans, carries out torture death of former girlfriend. Totally out of character.
Judge: Hospital personnel can testify in Howard murder trial — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychotripic medications kills three members of fiance's family, court decides not insane, found guilty, gets life.
A Troubled Marine’s Final Fight — (TIME)
Woman sues husband’s doctor following apparent suicide — (The Cook County Record)
Molly Young’s mysterious gunshot to the head: “Suicide” or Murder Coverup? — (Police State USA)
Colona man pleads guilty to battery; gets 4 years — (Dispatch Argus)
Hiding the Bodies of Suicide Victims (Comment) — (Mad in America)
Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: ‘He was bipolar, depressed’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: "Normal teenager", good student, medicated for "bipolar" gets a gun and starts shooting in public, is shot and killed by police.
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Miller v. Nordstrom — (Justia U.S. Law)
Former Sammamish man convicted in Illinois of killing wife, 3 children — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on deadly combo of nortryptaline and Topomax kills kids and self, tunnel vision police blame husband she also tried to kill
Ten-week-old baby ‘drowns after depressed mother leaves her alone in the bath to make a coffee’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Mother leaves newborn in water-filled tub while she makes a coffee. Baby drowns, she is later charged.
UPDATE: Men Killed in Fatal Plane Crash Identified — (Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch)
Should Police Officers in Treatment Be Stripped Of Their Weapons & Assigned to Desk Duty? — (Dr. X’s Free Associations)
Hans Peterson Goes On Trial for the Murder of Dr. David Cornbleet — (Chicago Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Teen takes accutane for a few days, becomes depressed, blames accutane, takes Zoloft, has OCD, sexual dysfunctionill. Stabs dermatologist to death.
Murder/suicide letter found, South Haven man arrested — (Chicago Post-Tribune)
Citing Mental Illness, Nodarse Pleads Guilty to Role in Triple Murder — (Darien Patch)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants and drinking breaks into home, shoots and kills 3, pleads guilty but mentally ill and gets life.
East St. Louis mother killed two children, fled, say police — (stltoday)
Brotman: Parents grapple with teen's suicide — (Chicago Tribune)
Man Accused of Beating Father to Death With Weed Trimmer Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation — (Chicagoist)
Search for son of dead woman spreads to 3 states — (The Journal Star)
19 Year Old Son Stabs & Beats his Father to Death
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says— (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Post-partum depression blamed for antidepressant-induced delirium-psychosis. Again.
Woman Throws 5 Gallon Pot of Boiling Water Over Dinner Guest: Severe Burns
‘Involuntary intoxication’ defense introduced in 2004 murder case — (Daily Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man on many medications is prescribed Paxil and dose is upped as his reactions get worse. Finally he murders a client, is sentenced to 45 years.
Attorney’s argue to suppress teen’s statements, confession — (Effingham Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Indigent 15-yr-old with 85 I.Q. on Xanax gets Cymbalta for suicidality drinks, becomes psychotic, murders neighbors, NCR nixed, gets life with no parole.
Woman Accused of Murdering her Husband: Trial in Progress
Man Develops Pyromania After Taking Prozac: Also Consumes Alcohol
Woman Found In Corn Field: Probable Suicide
Woman Experiences Extreme Anger While Withdrawing From Lexapro
Judge: Westmont man legally insane in fatal attack on dad — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no criminal history given antidepressants, becomes paranoid, delusional, behaves erraticly, kills father. Schizophrenia, bipolar blamed.
22 Year Old College Student Commits Suicide
Woman Holds Police Officers at Bay: Threatens Suicide