Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)Saturday, April 17th, 2021SSRI 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)Saturday, February 6th, 2021SSRI 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)Wednesday, May 9th, 2018SSRI 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)Friday, August 18th, 2017SSRI 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)Thursday, April 20th, 2017SSRI 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)Thursday, April 20th, 2017SSRI 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)Monday, September 12th, 2016SSRI 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)Wednesday, May 25th, 2016SSRI 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)Monday, January 11th, 2016SSRI 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)Tuesday, October 27th, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, July 30th, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, May 28th, 2015SSRI 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)Monday, March 9th, 2015SSRI 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)Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Woman held in sister's death was also charged in 2001 slaying — (Chicago Tribune)Thursday, October 2nd, 2014SSRI 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)Monday, June 23rd, 2014SSRI 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)Wednesday, June 18th, 2014SSRI 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)Monday, May 19th, 2014SSRI 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)Friday, January 31st, 2014
Woman sues husband’s doctor following apparent suicide — (The Cook County Record)Monday, January 6th, 2014
Molly Young’s mysterious gunshot to the head: “Suicide” or Murder Coverup? — (Police State USA)Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Colona man pleads guilty to battery; gets 4 years — (Dispatch Argus)Monday, September 16th, 2013
Hiding the Bodies of Suicide Victims (Comment) — (Mad in America)Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: ‘He was bipolar, depressed’ — (The Chicago Tribune)Monday, May 6th, 2013SSRI 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)Sunday, December 2nd, 2012SSRI 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)Friday, October 19th, 2012
Former Sammamish man convicted in Illinois of killing wife, 3 children — (The Seattle Times)Thursday, September 20th, 2012SSRI 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)Friday, September 7th, 2012SSRI 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)Friday, May 4th, 2012
Should Police Officers in Treatment Be Stripped Of Their Weapons & Assigned to Desk Duty? — (Dr. X’s Free Associations)Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Hans Peterson Goes On Trial for the Murder of Dr. David Cornbleet — (Chicago Magazine)Saturday, November 12th, 2011SSRI 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)Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Citing Mental Illness, Nodarse Pleads Guilty to Role in Triple Murder — (Darien Patch)Tuesday, September 20th, 2011SSRI 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)Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Brotman: Parents grapple with teen's suicide — (Chicago Tribune)Monday, August 29th, 2011
Man Accused of Beating Father to Death With Weed Trimmer Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation — (Chicagoist)Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Search for son of dead woman spreads to 3 states — (The Journal Star)Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
19 Year Old Son Stabs & Beats his Father to DeathMonday, April 18th, 2011
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says— (Chicago Tribune)Thursday, April 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Post-partum depression blamed for antidepressant-induced delirium-psychosis. Again.
Woman Throws 5 Gallon Pot of Boiling Water Over Dinner Guest: Severe BurnsTuesday, March 22nd, 2011
‘Involuntary intoxication’ defense introduced in 2004 murder case — (Daily Register)Friday, March 4th, 2011SSRI 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)Wednesday, February 16th, 2011SSRI 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 ProgressThursday, November 18th, 2010
Man Develops Pyromania After Taking Prozac: Also Consumes AlcoholTuesday, October 5th, 2010
Woman Found In Corn Field: Probable SuicideThursday, September 30th, 2010
Woman Experiences Extreme Anger While Withdrawing From LexaproSunday, August 29th, 2010
Judge: Westmont man legally insane in fatal attack on dad — (The Daily Herald)Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010SSRI 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 SuicideWednesday, May 26th, 2010
Woman Holds Police Officers at Bay: Threatens SuicideWednesday, May 26th, 2010