Archive for New York (NY)

Requiem for a Dream — (New Yorker Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor concocts eloborate, unnecessary theory to explain why people on antidepressants die by suicide. Blames ulerative colitis.
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom given Trazodone, Klonapin, sleep aid following marriage breakdown hates drug effects, tries to wean off, dies in murder-suicide with daughter, 5.
Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)
SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
Update on the Toxicology of Suicide — (Primary Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Biased analysis starts with assumption that psychotropic drugs reduce suicides, findings show opposite but reviewers fail to notice.
Man stabbed wife to death in shower in real-life Psycho attack then joked with police when they arrived — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Financier, no history of vio;ence, takes antidepressant, files to divorce wife of 30+ years, stabs her to death in shower, calls police and jokes with them.
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
Mariah Carey reveals her battle with bipolar disorder — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes medication to control "bipolar" - a condition often diagnosed to explain a manic reaction to antidepressants - encourages others to get "help".
Families of mentally ill fear calling police may turn into deadly encounter — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: New York police, routinely called to deal with mental health crises caused by psych drugs (although nobody admits that part) shoot, frequently shoot, kill.
FBI and Ithaca Police Find AR-15, Homemade Bomb in Former Cornell Student’s Apartment — (The Cornell Daily Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed student taking psych meds stockpiles weapons, ammunition, stops taking meds, becomes manic, builds a bomb, is caught, faces serious prison time.
Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen becomes moody at 14, diagnosed bipolar, given multiple psych meds, psychiatrist-cousin talks him into killing her lover. He is charged, convicted.
State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead near Hudson River likely committed suicide, police say — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: HIghly respected jurist shocks friends and husband by committing suicide a few weeks after starting medication for depression. Nobody can figure out why,
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
Wealthy philanthropist jumps to her death on Upper East Side — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Wealthy philanthropist, happily married, suffers depression and inexplicably jumps to her death from apartment.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Perry murder case:  Wyoming cty. Court: Kastenhuber made several admissions in Perry murder; all statements can be used in trial, judge says — (The Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on anti-anxiety meds, drinks, skips a dose next day, kills her former friend for dating her ex.
How a privileged son went off the rails for a life of violence and vice — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, no relationship with wealthy, uninvolved parents, only $, increasingly troubled as he comes of age, takes drugs, resents Dad, eventually shoots, kills him.
The Murder of Kathryn Faughey — (World Heritage Encyclopaedia)
SSRI Ed note: Man forced to take neuroleptics, electroshock murders for 2 decades murders the woman who had him diagnosed schizophrenia. Convicted of murder.
Jury awards $12 million to estate of Madison man who took his life after being released from hospital — (The New Haven Register)
SSRI Ed note: Hospital decides man should taper off his anxiety medication, discharges him, he dies by suicide, jury finds hospital negligent.
N.Y. mom pleads guilty in drug overdose death of daughter, 6 — (CBS News)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on assorted drugs including antidepressants accidentally kills her 6-year-old daughter.
Ranks of ISIS Recruits Include Mentally Ill — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrized young man plans machete attack at restaurant, Fordham says ISIS actively targets vulnerable people with mental problems, many on psych meds.
Teacher dead. Pill doc arrested. Did state miss warning signs? — (lohud journal news)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor prescribes Zoloft, Strattera and Risperdal to 15-yr-old struggling to fit in, he rapes neighbor, in prison since 2003.
Man slashes father before leaping to his death from 46th-floor Upper East Side apartment — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Young, talented Emory grad on Prozac slashes dad with knife, jumps to his death from parents' condo. Police blame "family dispute".
Teenagers, Medication and Suicide — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: A 2015 article full of misleading cliches and inaccurate information that help to hide SSRI dangers from public view.
American tragedy: At least 50% of police shooting victims struggled with mental illness — (Daily Kos)
SSRI Ed note: Police officers too often feel justified in slaughtering people diagnosed with mental illness.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Sisto pleads guilty to assault — (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, on Prozac and 2 anxiety medications drives recklessly, kills a couple, speeds, resists arrest. Faces 35 years in prison.
Key Developments in Case of 2 Slain NYPD Officers — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, on and off antidepressants for years, disturbing social media posts, shoots and kills 2 police, himself.
Synagogue attacker was dad who played soccer with sons — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed bipolar goes off psych meds he has taken for years, becomes erratic, abusive, suffers distorted thoughts, shot by police.
Farmingdale mom was beheaded by disturbed son two days before meeting with psychiatrist to obtain his medications — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man, never previously violent, in withdrawal from psych meds kills and beheads beloved mom, jumps in front of train. Mental illness blamed.
NY woman accused of killing autistic son with lethal cocktail of drugs stands Trial — (CNN/fox13now.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Xanax, Prozac, Ambien, Celebrex, Trexone, hydrocodone kills son in a very cruel way - forcing him to ingest drug mixture, he dies slowly, painfully.
Lovers found dead in hotel may have had suicide pact: cops — (New York Post)
Dental Student’s Father Bemoans Privacy Laws — (Voices of NY)
Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter — (Springville Journal)
Top Manhattan lawyer jumps to his death from 12th-floor office after 'suffering terrible depression after losing both parents and splitting from wife'—(Daily Mail)
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental drug overdose: Medical Examiner
SSRI Ed note: illegal drug and antidepressant abuse go together
Girl, 15, jumps to death off grandma’s Upper West Side apartment building — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Girl 15, on depression medication feels hopeless and suicidal, jumps to death from 27-story building.
Lauren’s niece faces claims for compensation after air-rage fine—(Independant.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Air rage incident involving antidepressant and alcohol
Police: East Greenbush teen overdoses on anti-depressants and alcohol — (WNYT)
NYPD officers’ suicides a sad lesson for new mayor, police commissioner — (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Grieving boyfriend calls Gia Allemand ‘the most beautiful person’ as friends say failing relationship tormented her — New York Post
SSRI Ed note: Depressed reality TV personality known to abuse cocaine and prescription meds hangs herself
Best Antidepressant for Anxiety Is Not Medication: Harmful Reports — (SBWIRE)
North Bellmore man suffering from hallucinations kills wife, self — (Bellmore Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts taking antidepressants, shortly after begins to suffer hallucinations, shoots and kills his wife and himself.
Mother dead, one-year-old stable after eight story plunge from Harlem apartment — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on medication for postpartum depression writes incomprehensible 7-page suicide note, jumps from 8th floor window to her death.
Tommy’s Story — (Dead Man’s Vitamin)
SSRI Ed note: Happy family man prescribed Zoloft and Wellbutrin for anxiety commits suicide.
Jury Awards 1.5 Million In Paxil Related Suicide Malpractice Suit — (MillerPlace-RockyPointPatch)
Murderous N.Y. nanny in coma after killing 2 young children — (Examiner.com)
SSRI Ed note: New York nanny gets treatment for stress, becomes psychotic, murders two young children and stabs herself in the neck. NYPD looks for motive.
Antidepressants linked to risk of brain bleeds — (Reuters)
Zoloft Drugmaker Blamed for Child Death — (Injury Lawyer News)
Fatal overdoses involving prescription drugs on the rise in Albany County — (Laramie Boomerang)
Pfizer's Wyeth ordered to face class-action over Pristiq — (REUTERS)