Archive for Michigan (MI)

Detroit police sniper shoots barricaded gunman who terrorized hostage — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar" stops taking it, experiences mania in withdrawal, takes girlfriend hostage, killed by police after 9 hr standoff.
Gunman killed, woman hostage freed unharmed after standoff in Detroit — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar stops taking his medication, takes his girlfriend hostage, has standoff with police, is shot and killed.
9-Year-Old Boy Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Mother with Rifle — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted 9-yr-old boy has medication change, "snaps", threatens classmate, kills beloved mum with rifle, may be charged with murder as adult.
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her children and herself.
Macomb Township woman accused of biting ear ‘enraged’ by meds mention — (Macomb Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "half-dozen" drugs for depression, bipolar argues with ex, bites off part of his ear, laughs.
Wife of metro Detroit veteran killed in standoff with police speaks out — (WXYZ Detroit)
SSRI Ed note: Young vet loses friend to suicide, gets "help" for PTSD from VA, they change his meds, he becomes violent, suicidal, dies in standoff with police.
Chris Cornell, Dead of Suicide, Was Guiding Force in Grunge Music — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Grunge band frontman, recovering addict, not suicidal or depressed, takes Ativan, commits suicide by hanging. Everyone shocked.
Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and her two young boys found in minivan in Lone Tree — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Great mom on Pristiq, Wellbutrin kills herself, her two young boys. No warning, no motive. Everyone, including husband, shocked. Depression blamed.
Husband opens up about late wife’s battle with PPD — (WoodTV8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking medication for depression appears to attempt murder-suicide. She dies, her 2 small children survive.
Driver enters no contest plea in Westland boy’s death — (Detroit Free Press)
Clinton Township mother: ‘He took my baby from me’ — (Macomb Daily Trials)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol under legal limit, plus Prozac and Lyrica, who caused fatal accident, acquitted of impaired driving charge. Possibly suicide attempt.
Lawsuit Claims Authorities Let Man, Serving Time for Ticket, Die in Macomb Jail — (Deadline Detroit)
SSRI Ed note: Man sentenced to 30 days for failure to pay traffic ticket loses 50 lbs and dies of withdrawal from prescribed medication in 17 days. Family files lawsuit.
Family of 4 dead: History of depression, suicidal thoughts for mother and father — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed parents, mum at least on antidepressants with past suicide attempt, kill their two kids and themselves.
St. Louis jury hears nation’s first suit claiming Zoloft caused birth defects — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Mom is first to sue Pfizer because Zoloft caused her baby to be born with multiple heart problems. Jury decides plaintiff's did not prove drug was cause.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Connor Verkerke playground slaying: 9-year-old victim was attacked after falling off slide, records show — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 12 on Remeron (Mirtazepine) and sedative stabs, kills 9-yr-old at playground. No provocation, no motive.
Missouri Court of Appeals Decision re: Troy Marlin — (Missouri Court of Appeals Western District)
Macomb Township woman accused of biting ear ‘enraged’ by meds mention — (Macomb Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "half dozen" meds for depression, bipolar starts argument with ex, bites off part of his ear, laughs about it.
Mizzou did not pursue alleged assault — (ESPN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman raped tells Missouri U. they do nothing, takes antidepressants, loses place on swim team, dies by suicide. Borderline personality disorder blamed.
Missing elderly man recently taken off antidepressant — (WZZM)
Trempealeau Co. woman pleads not guilty in toddler’s death — (La Crosse Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is abusive, poisons boyfriend's 22-mo-old daughter with Oxycodone and diphenydramine
Man pleads guilty in Millcreek DUI fatality — (Erie Times-News)
Bus driver in fatal crash not facing charges — (Holland Sentinel)
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military — (New York Times)
Commercial Pilot Crashes Small Aircraft — (NTSB)
Sean Johnson Charged With Assault In Stevens Institute Of Business And Arts In St. Louis Shooting — (Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Student stops taking medication for undisclosed mental illness, shoots administrator, ordered to stay on medication.
Valedictorian, 22, goes on trial for mother’s murder after ‘bludgeoning her to death at home following years of abuse’… and his father’s standing by him — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman lacking emotional regulation skills diagnosed, subjected to psych drugs on-and-off by force, deteriorates, attacks son who kills her. He gets 20 yrs.
Lawsuit Against The NHLPA By The Late Derek Boogaard’s Family Signals Legal Concern For The NHL —(Ruling Sports)
Teen accused of killing boyfriend to stand trial as an adult — (WNDU.com)
White People More Likely To be Prescribed Antidepressants — (Huffington Post UK)
Celexa & Women's Libido — (Topix.com)
Woman sentenced for assault — (The Daily Mining Gazette)
Report sheds new details in Rodrick Dantzler’s murder spree that killed 7, note he left to his mother — (Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man who tried to get help for depression but medication "didn't work" goes on rampage, killing 7, finally dies shooting self in head.
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
21 Year Old Commits Suicide — (Grand Rapids Press)
Gone too soon: Paw Paw teen loses her battle with depression — (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
Mother Kills Herself: Attempts to Kills Her Four Children
Man Who Just Started Taking Med For Depression Kills Another Man & Self
Firm with Earth City unit is settling suits over drugs tied to suicides — (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Mother Kills 13 Year Old Handicapped Daughter and Herself
Grandmother Drowns her SSRI Editor Year Old Grandson
Jury told mom accused in baby’s killing either selfish or psychotic — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants smothers her baby to death.
Woman Becomes Angry & Paranoid on Prozac: Quits Taking the Drug
Woman Hits Runner with Her Car: Lawsuit
Woman Assaults Husband During Prozac Withdrawal: Threatens to Kill their 7 Year Old Son
Soldier Dies From Overdose: Probable Suicide: Lawsuit Settled
Man Who Killed an Anti-Abortionist Was Having Problems with his Depression Med at Time of Shooting
Wife testifies against man in slayings — (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Soldier Home From Iraq Becomes Suicidal: Holds Police at Bay for 9 Hours
Mother Attempts to Kill her Two Children & Self: Also Sets House on Fire