Archive for Montana (MT)

Woman who used machete to force ex-boyfriend into sex sentenced to 20 years in psychiatric hospital — (7NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed psych meds doesn't always take them, attacks ex twice in 2 years, forces sex on him, judge demands she take meds, 20 yrs in psych hospital,
Cold-case murder of Kathryn Laird in Montana will be featured on “Dateline” — (3 KRTV)
SSRI Ed note: Former lawyer on antidepressants, exhibits violent temper, convicted of strangling and drowning his wife. Gets 100 years.
Woman killed husband, infant before committing suicide — (The Bozeman Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman "battling" post partum depression (this almost certainly refers to medication) kills husband, baby son, and herself.
Judge: Lodge Grass Murder Suspect Likely to be Committed — (The Flathead Beacon)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 25, stops taking his psychiatric medication for schizophrenia, depression, shoots and kills grandmother, cousin and cousin’s boyfriend.
Man killed after long highway chase — (Daily Inter Lake)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man on antidepressants exchanges gunfire with police, leads a high speed chase through two counties.
Judge says he’ll send driver convicted of killing Brian Beaver to prison — (Daily World)
Suicide survivor: ‘There was a butcher knife in her chest. I just went berserk.’ — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants, tries to suffocate herself, then stabs herself to death. Husband, initially a suspect, wonders why and blames himself.
Police officer: ‘Ma’am, I found your husband’ — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man who recently "took himself off" Zoloft suffers severe mood swings, becomes negative, irrational, argumentative. Kills himself, wife agonizes over why.
Before a suicide, A mother’s lament: ‘Why can’t I fix this?’ — (Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward man has trouble fitting in, marries, divorces, is prescribed Prozac, becomes negative, paranoid, delusional, kills himself and toddler son.
Roundup man convicted of murder alleges misconduct — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man convicted of murder appeals sentence one 2 grounds. One is that judge disallowed admission of evidence that he was taking Paxil (and implications).
Mother Arrested For Erratic Driving with Two Young Children in Car
Kin recall man who died in cold — (Billings Gazette)
Psychiatrist Goes Manic on Antidepressant: Later Diagnosed Bipolar As They All Are
Musician Develops Mania On Cymbalta
Conrad man's suicide in police custody remains a mystery—(
Conrad man’s suicide in police custody remains a mystery—(
Great Falls police officers save woman from jumping off bridge—(
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from Klonapin, Celexa, still taking sleeping meds brutaly murders esttranged wife.
Lovell murder-suicide shatters 2 families — (Wounded Times)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Paxil argues with wife, kills them both, orphaning 2 children.
Witnesses describe volatile standoff — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, has standoff with police, fires gun and tear gas, is killed by SWAT team.
Woman faces arson charges for fires started near Seeley — (The Missoulian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with cancer given antidepressants, becomes obsessed with lighting fires, is charged with felony attempted arson.
Waiting Around For a Tragedy — (NewWest)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants behaves erratically, is a disaster waiting to happen, nobody considers the meds a potential problem.
Guidance counselor appealing peeping sentence — (The Helena Independent Record)
SSRI Ed note: School guidance counsellor on Paxil "peeps" with camera into home of student, is charged, appeals, claims medication to blame.
Man who attempted suicide suing jail — (Independent Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants shoots up his house, threatens suicide and death to family, is jailed without antidepressant and other meds. Sues.
Antidepressant-suicide link debated — (
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed Zoloft for test anxiety commits suicide, as does a state trooper given Lexapro for grief. Doctors blame depression for deaths.
Inquest clears police in April shooting — (The Missoulian)
Davis sentenced to life in prison — (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Court rejects possibility that Paxil withdrawal played a role in man's shooting spree.
Rapelje teen pleads guilty; Anders to be sentenced June 4 in deaths of mother, brother — (Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, takes Zoloft, shoots mom and brother while they sleep. Pleads guilty to homicide.
Woman charged with interfering with flight crew — (Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants becomes belligerent on flight after being denied a 4th drink.
Self-inflicted gunshot wound kills student — (
SSRI Ed note: Responsible, straight A student, never in trouble, takes antidepressant, commits robbery, commits suicide. Family is stunned.
Mom allegedly kills children — (Great Falls Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Mom given Paxil, behavior, attitude change dramatically, suddenly feels she can no longer cope, shoots and kills two of her kids
Jury to decide if suicide attempt threatened others — (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Social Isolation, Guns and a ‘Culture of Suicide’ — (The New York Times)