Archive for Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska man blames Zoloft in girlfriend’s 2002 killing — (Tri-City Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man is put on Zoloft, attempts suicide, kills girlfriend, is convicted. Blames drug, is tested, found to be a poor metabolizer, court rejects appeal.
Mother sought treatment, claimed to hear voices before tossing kids out window — (ABC 13 Action News)
6 p.m. update: Suicide note found at Almanor home of Reno hospital shooter — (ChicoER)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac intermittantly, history of suicidality, shoots himself and 3 others at Reno clinic, he and a doctor die.
JetBlue pilot's outburst: Could side effects from medications be at fault? — (CSMonitor)
Norfolk mom willing to share story of her son’s suicide — (Columbus Telegram)
UPDATE: Police say woman killed by boyfriend — (
Family Of Depression Victim Speaks Out — (KETV Omaha)
Family died at mother’s hand — (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD)
Woman Becomes Psychotic When Abilify Is Added as Augumentation For Her Antidepressant, Cymbalta
Suicide Pact Gone Wrong: Nebraska Woman Charged, Jennifer Peters and Kyle Adams, both 34, Mixed Vodka and Drugs, but Only Peters Survived — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Young couple on prescription antidepressants have suicidal thoughts, both attempt suicide by overdose, she survives.
Mother Kills Her 12 Year Old Son
Man Admitted to Psychiatric Hospital Hangs Himself One Hour After Admittance
Businessman With No Criminal Record Stabs his Wife to Death
Man must get therapy after threat on Obama — (Omaha World-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Vicious Circle: Army vet treated by VA for PTSD (likely on psych meds incl SSRIs) thinks about shooting president, judge orders his to take more medication.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln student dies during Puerto Rico spring break trip — (KPTM Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Student taking Effexor, on school trip to Puerto Rico does a dive in the morning, later collapses and dies.
Nine, Including Shooter, Confirmed Dead — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Ritalin and Zoloft since he was 5, goes on shooting rampage at mall, killing 9 people then himself.
Church Sends Priest Charged With Indecent Exposure To Maryland — (
SSRI Ed note: Priest being treated for depression switches medication, exposes himself to mom with 2 young kids. Charged.
Thomas Gleason Faces Theft Charges — (KETV)
SSRI Ed note: Attorney with 30-yr career, on antidepressants, steals money from clients without bothering to cover up. Suspended from law, cannot repay.
Gulf War Veteran Stabs Man
Antidepressant led to man’s suicide — (Lincoln Journal Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft to feel better after prostate surgery commits suicide, family sue Pfizer. Pfizer executives misrepresent Zoloft safety and efficacy.
Family: Antidepressant led to man’s suicide — (Lincoln Journal Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Zoloft after prostate surgery commits suicide, totally out of character. Family realizes it was the drug, son files a lawsuit.
Teen suicide rates are higher outside metropolitan areas — (
SSRI Ed note: Most Nebraska depressed teen suicide deaths involve antidepressants. Many of the bereaved take A/D and become suicidal too. Still, nobody spots the connection.
Pills prescribed by psychiatrists have triggered safety concerns — (
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, on Paxil and boy 11 on Zoloft and Effexor commit suicide. Parents seek lawsuit. Psychiatrists spout inaccurate pharma marketing hype.
Mother Watches As Son Shoots Father, Self — (ABC12 KSAT)
SSRI Ed note: Gifted student, 15, great life, takes antidepressants, quits, attempts murder-suicide shooting father and self. Father survives. Everyone baffled.
Bullying’s tragic results — (Lincoln Journal Star)
SSRI Ed note: Sensitive student, 17, has social problems, is bullied. He tries Effexor, then Prozac, and kills himself. Bullying is blamed.
Family sues drug firms, doctors over suicide — (
SSRI Ed note: 3 doctors: Cannon, Cassidy and Coy drug 11-yr old with Zoloft; increase dose as he worsens, then add Effexor, he hangs himself. Parents sue.
Sheriff honors officers who helped resolve standoff — (Ames Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man drinking and taking antidepressants is shot and killed by police after long stand-off.
Man, 28, killed by SWAT team — (Nebraska City News-Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 28, in Lexapro withdrawal gets into altercation with police, is shot and killed.
ConsumerWatch: Suit Alleges Paxil Addiction — (KETV 7 Omaha)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Paxil for stress, side effects get worse when she tried to get off it. Dr. James Margolis says problem isn't the drug, it's another disorder.
Papers say fatal crash a suicide try — (The Lincoln Journal Star)
Minister organizes bid to have Prozac taken off market — (York Daily Record)