Archive for Nevada (NV)

Calgary conference aims to raise awareness on medical overdiagnosis — (Calgary Herald)
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Ordinary, sane retired accountant on anti-anxiety meds shoots people at concert killing 59, dies by suicide. No motive, no brain abnormality found.
Ex-MMA fighter convicted of kidnapping former girlfriend, Las Vegas jury finds fighter known as War Machine guilty on 29 counts — (The Toledo Blade)
SSRI Ed note: Martial arts fighter taking steroids, stimulant, antidepressant drugs brutally attacks grlfriend, "roid rage" blamed.
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
Gaule is prime example of Shafer’s criminal behavior — (The Las Vegas Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Corrupt Public Guardian gives woman Effexor, Paxil, other psych meds so she is "incapacitated", "incoherent". Motives different but physicians do this too.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
No Charges in Sparks Middle School Shooting — (KOLO 8 News)
SSRI Ed note: Seventh-grader, 12, on Prozac, carries semi-automatic weapon to school, shoots 3, killing a teacher, then kills himself.
Prosecutor fatally overdosed on sedatives and anti-depressants hours after her judge boyfriend was found guilty of misconduct — (Mail Online)
Antidepressants: Preschoolers Remain a Fast Growing Market — (Liberty Voice)
Man: 'I lit the wicks' in autism center arson — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Erica DePalo, former N.J. teacher, avoids prison on sex charge with 15-year-old — (Crimesider)
SSRI Ed note: "Teacher of the year" takes antidepressants, has sex with 15-yr-old, loses job, gets suspended sentence. "Mental health" issues blamed.
Children detail violence of mom’s death — (Las Vegas Sun)
Eduardo Sencion, IHOP Shooter, Was Convinced Demons Were After Him — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man has psych meds changed, a few weeks later he has hallucinations, paranoia, seeks help, warns his mom, shoots 9 people, killing 3. Schizophrenia blamed.
Reno store shooting: ‘His goal was to get even and embarrass Walmart’ — (
SSRI Ed note: Man who reports experiencing "complications" from his antidepressant shoots 3 managers at Walmart.
Inmate Kills Self: Family Wants Answers
Police: Man who fired at TV crew took prescription drugs, had slurred speech— (Las Vegas Sun)
Councilwoman Kills Husband & Self: Two Week Withdrawal
Mother Stabs 7 Year Old Son: Father Says She was Sleep Walking: This Can be a Side Effect of A/D's
Man Kills Girlfriend by Stabbing Her
Woman Kills her 70 Year Old Mother
23 Year Old Kills Man in Car Crash: Mixed Celexa With Alcohol, a Dangerous Combo
Deputy, gunman killed in Pahrump shootout — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 14 different drugs, including anti-anxiety pills, steroids, and anti-depressants prescribed by Veterans Affairs shoots Deputy in RV park.
22 Year Old Kills Man During Crash
Court overturns conviction in 2005 child neglect case — (Las Vegas Sun)
‘He died trying to live’ — (The Reno Gazette Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Stressed man given antidepressants, becomes suicidal, attempts suicide. Within 2 months of starting AD goes to hospital. Not admitted, shoots, kills himself.
Woman Becomes Paranoid on 4 SSRIs: Threatens Officials: Goes to Prison
Strange crime spree ends in suicide — (Las Vegas Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants goes on crime spree including kidnapping, attempted robbery, shooting at people including 2 children, kills himself.
Killer claims antidepressant may have caused him to kill — (The Nevada Appeal)
SSRI Ed note: Man who shoots and kills his ex's lover while in Paxil withdrawal claims the shooting was an accident, later realizes the med was probably responsible.
Pine View woman denies charge — (The Record-Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Cymbalta breaks up with fiance, house a disaster, charged with child neglect.
Ex-deputy receives jail term in theft — (The Record-Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Deputy with spotless record, known good character takes Zoloft, steals bail money, loses job, gets jail time.
More Suicide Despite Efforts — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Teen deployed in Iraq given Prozac becomes suicidal, dies by suicide. Drug not ID'd as potential contributing factor.
Getto Smith sentenced to prison — (The Nevada Appeal)
SSRI Ed note: "Pillar of community" starts reckless theft from close associate after starting antidepressants, is caught, charged, gets 24 - 95 months in prison.
Heavily medicated teen shoots, kills step-mom — (The Lahontan Valley News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac, Trazodone and Topamax shoots her step-mother in the head, killing her. Another young life destroyed by psych meds.
Accused mother on life support after daughter’s fatal stabbing — (Las Vegas Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman's stabs daughter and son, attempts suicide after bad reaction to medication, gets consecutive life terms without parole.
Man survives suspected suicide attempt — (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Friends: Vegas mom accused of killing her kids fought depression — (Las Vegas Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Nobody can understand why a mother would kill her 2 children and attempt suicide; her depression was being treated with medication.
Psychiatrist: Teen on trial thought he was Jesus — (RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager on pot and amphetamines becomes delusional with antidepressants
Csucsai’s sister said suicide note not a confession — (RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL)
Angry driver gets a year in prison — (Las Vegas Sun)
Trial opens for woman held in husband’s death — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Suicides by police on the rise — (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: "Stable, loyal, hard-working" police officer with 30-yrs service takes Prozzac, shoots himself, 3 other suicides on same force in 3 mo. Out of character.