Archive for New Jersey (NJ)

50-year murder sentence reduced to 27 years for man who killed his ex-wife — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, history of domestic violence, becomes delusional, stabs estranged wife to death.
Identity of victim in fatality fire released — (Princeton Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple medications including Zoloft dies in fire. Foul play ruled out, so this may have been suicide, may have been a fatal accident.
N.J. man who killed wife, self, was hospitalized twice for depression — (Updated Jan 16, 2019)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression becomes suicidal, has sudden severe dark spells, lwife, and self after stand-off with police.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Should Suicidal Students Be Forced to Leave Campus? — (The New Yorker)
SSRI Ed note: University forces student to leave campus, drop out of program because of suicide attempt. This outrageous practice is sadly common.
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)
Opinion: My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder, and denial destroyed him — (The
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job, has nervous breakdown, is diagnosed, given Paxil, gets worse, wife accepts he is bipolar, unknowingly works against his recovery. Typical.
Lawyer: Wayne man who fatally stabbed grandmother was under influence of Prozac — (
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed gradually escalating doses of Prozac murders grandmother, defence argues involuntary intoxication, is convicted, faces 10-30 years.
Highland Park woman to get hearing to decide if she can retract guilty plea to killing son — (The Star-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, "history of mental illness", smothers 6-yr-old son, wants re-trial to plead mental illness as cause.
"I refused to give up on my daughter" — (Sherman Silverstein)
Pfizer disputes suit claiming Zoloft doesn't work — (The Seattle Times)
Frantic 911 call from Camden woman who allegedly decapitated her son: 'I did it, I did it' — (The Associated Press)
Citalopram and Nightmares — (Neuropsychiatry)
Mom gets 22 years in slaying of son, 6 — (Philadelphia Enquirer)
Career Watch: Combatting doublespeak — (Computerworld)
Mother-in-law says medications warped judgment of woman who killed son, herself — (Newark Advocate)
Classmate Stabs to Death a Jersey City Medical Student
Mother Has Habit of Setting Fires & Attempting Suicide
Husband Kills Self: Wife Has Annual Ribbon Awareness Campaign
During Suicidal Bid in Car, Man Kills Another Motorist: Given 18 Years in Prison
Motive a mystery in rampage of Dad who killed his two children and himself — (
SSRI Ed note: Man upset by marriage breakdown takes Zoloft, shoots and kills his young children and himself.
Depression Med Left Man Disoriented, According to Wife: Probable Suicide
SSRI Ed note: Woman driving after drinking wine, taking Lexapro and other meds drive impaired, kills pedestrian. State expert misses issue of SSRI/wine combination.
RHS student speaks about depression — (My High School Journalism)
Man Shoots & Kills Pharmacist
High School Student Kills Self: Parents Sponsoring Fundraiser for Suicide
Man Threatens Police In Attempt to Die by Suicide-By-Cop
Woman, Former Model, Kills Boyfriend & Self, Sets House on Fire
Police Find a Cache of Weapons in Larcenist’s House
Police Find a Cache of Weapons in Larcenist's House
Police Officer Become Aggressive With Captain: Is Fired: Files Lawsuit
Fireman Holds Daughter’s Fiance at Gunpoint for Several Hours
Fireman Holds Daughter's Fiance at Gunpoint for Several Hours
Police Officer Hangs Himself: Lawsuit Against Medical Clinic
Man Claims Prozac Robbed Him of the Ability to Feel Emotions
Man Becomes Suicidal: Has Stand-Off With Police
Man plunges 7 stories to death in Jersey City—(The Jersey Journal)
Woman owes life to internet sleuths—(NJ.COM)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants announces suicide plan on internet, police track her down and rescue her.
TRENTON: Zampini enters guilty plea of aggravated manslaughter — (Packet Online)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac stabs live-in girlfriend to death - 30 times - over tv remote. Extreme rage overreaction. Charged, gets 18 yrs. Meds not implicated.
East Hanover woman’s death ruled accidental — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Coroner finds woman died from fluoxetine overdose.
Woman pleas guilty in killing at NJ boarding home — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants strangles a fellow boarding home resident, faces 12-yr prison sentence.
Police say suicidal Belvidere man threatened to kill mother — (LeHighValley Live)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man on Zoloft mixed with beer assaaults Mom who wants to stop him. Family has never seen him oin such a rage. He is charged.
Federal Judge Rules Against GSK and Allows Teenage Paxil Suicide Case to Go to Trial — (Baum Hedlund)
SSRI Ed note: Grieving parents sue GSK after Paxil causes their teenage son to commit suicide.
VFW Demands Accountability Over Chantix Issue — (BlackHillsPatriot)
SSRI Ed note: Senior Vietnam combat veteran objects to VA prescribing Chantix to veterans without warning them of potentially lethal side effects.
Man who shot wife was treated for depression — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants shoots and kills his wife of 59 years, then himself.
Mentally ill falling through cracks? — (North Jersey Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs since 11, on or in withdrawal from Zoloft, Xanax, put in jail for carjacking murders his cell mate. Mental illness blamed.
Paintball-Shooting Toll Collector Can Go Back to Work, Court Says — (New Jersey Law Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Garden State Parkway toll-taker on antidepressants shoots a van in road-rage incident, loses job, is reinstated with suspension.
Supreme Court Rules: Psychiatrist may be sued in death — (Asbury Park Press)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac becomes suicidal and unstable. Wellbutrin added, Prozac dose upped, Lithium added. She commits suicide. Husband sues doctor.
Mom of teen Paxil survivor speaks out against pharma deceptive marketing practices — (The Courier-Post)
SSRI Ed note: 'A' student, 18, prescribed Paxil for panic attack becomes suicidal, unpredictable, aggressive, forced to leave school. Still, he is lucky, he survives.