Archive for North Carolina (NC)

Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist treats businessman with medication for anxiety, he gets much worse, drives jeep into building killing 2. Conclusion? he needs psychiatric help.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
NC teen who beheaded mom released from mental health site a week earlier, source says — (The Charlotte Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Lawyers for Molly Martens make new claims in Corbett murder case — (
SSRI Ed note: Wife claims that husband on alcohol & Trazodone, attacked her in a rage, she + Dad killed him in self-defence. Jury rejects possibility, she gets 25 years.
What Drugs Was Dylann Roof On? Suboxone, A Powerful Narcotic, Found On Charleston Shooter In February Arrest — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Both legal and illegal drugs can cause violence
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.
16-year-old missing after leaving group home, mother says — (WNCN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressant leaves group home and walks into a wooded area. Found safe.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)
Investigating a military suicide when it's your son — (Aljazeera America)
Witness: Durham murder suspect collected knives — (News Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Man take medication for bipolar inconsistently, displays erratic and threatening behaviour, fatally stabs his wife.
Missing Gaston woman died from drug overdose — (Gaston Gazette)
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Mother Forgives Husband For Stabbing Their Twin Daughters To Death While Driven Crazy By Prozac And Is Fighting To Have Him Freed From Jail — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Loving father in Paxil withdrawal, on Ambien, Trazadone, Prozac and Lunesta, kills his twin daughters, pleads guilty to avoid the death penalty.
Family: Medication May Have Led To Hatchet Killings — (WYFF4)
SSRI Ed note: Mom who has just changed antidepressants hammers her two young daughters to death, attempts to kill herself the same way.
Defense: Stewart doesn’t remember nursing home shooting — (WRAL)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse prescribes man, 46, Lexapro, Xanax, Ambien. 2 days later he shoots 11 nursing home residents in a zombie-like state, 8 die. He gets life.
Woman Sets Her Apartment House on Fire: At Least 3 Years Prison Time
Preliminary Report on BEECH N569JL Accident at Greensboro — (NTSB)
Woman Dies from Alcohol Poisoning & Zoloft May Have Played a Role: Coroner's Report
Soldiers:1 in 10 Soldiers at Fort Bragg Take Antidepressant: Many More Take Other Psychotropic Meds
Suspect's mom says son was victim's friend — (FayObserver)
Unsuspecting couple faces foreclosure after chain of events
NTSK releases report on 2008 Mount Airy plane crash — (Time Warner Cable News)
Husband Told Dr. that Wellbutrin Gave Him Violent Thoughts: Then Killed Wife
Soldier Runs Away From Psychiatric Hospital & Kills Self
Father Kills his Two Children, his Wife & Himself: On Depression Med for 16 Days
17 Year Old Shot Dead by Police After Attacking Them With a Knife
Husband Kills Wife & Self: Antidepressants Usually Given For Bipolar Disorder
Man Kills His Neighbor
23 Year Old in Mental Hospital Dies From Prescription Drug Toxicity
Soldier Has Loss of Emotions on Depression Med: Counseling Worked for Him
Soldier Kills Self: Was Switching from One SSRI to Another: This is a Time of Heightened Risk
Woman Suffers Adverse Reaction: Recovers When Antidepressant is Stopped
Wife of shooting suspect disputes sheriffs claims—(Asheville
Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder, conspiracy in her mother’s stabbing death—(the-dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants stops taking them, with boyfriend stabs her mother to death. Will serve 29 - 16 yrs in prison.
Baby dies mysteriously following neglect — (Dunn Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants (but can't remember which) is disinterested in baby who faills to thrive, ultimately is killed by parents at 7 months.
Here Now: Woman strives to maintain mental heath without lifeline of work — (Star News Online)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, difficult upbringing, many setbacks diagnosed depressed, bipolar, on antidepressants at 35, by 53 has dumped drugs, manages with positive attitude.
Former paramedic pleads guilty to stealing from patients — (WCNC)
SSRI Ed note: Paramedic takes antidepressants, steals from patients, one heart attacke victim, one who was shot. Typical loss of conscience.
Discussion urged about teen suicide — (Citizen-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young man given antidepressant, stimulant for years stays depressed, dies by suicide with no warning signs. Mom assumes depression the cause.
Soldier in famous photo never defeated `demons’ — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran on more than a dozen prescriptions, including antidepressants, kills himself by inhaling gas from aerosal can.
Marijuana, Battle Veterans and the VA — (Salem-News)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier dies in sleep on Seroquel, Paxil, Klonopin prescribed by VA, father finds 8 similar deaths, noted by Surgeon General who never concludes or reports.
Local doctor’s license suspended (w/ documents) — (The Shelby Star)
SSRI Ed note: Physician takes Lexapro for depression, anxiety, has a drink, chokes wife, drives impaired, speeds to evade arrest, crashes car.
 Waiting: Life on the list — (The Greensboro News & Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man who needs dialysis put on antidepressants, stops them because they make him paranoid.
Wife of Cherryville athlete faces murder charge — (The Shelby Star)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Xanax argues with husband over infidelity, he is found stabbed the next day, she claims to remember nothing.
Yadkin man faces murder charges — (The Winston-Salem Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Xanax, Paxil for night terrors shoots and kills his wife, a neighbour in their sleep. Everyone is shocked, cannot believe he could do this.
Man agrees to plea in children’s deaths, Avoids Possible Death Sentence — (The Charlotte Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking antidepressants, becomes psychotic, kills his son and daughter, burns house, pleads guilty to avoid the death penalty.
Defense: Rage led to killings — (The Fayetteville Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac, Haldol murders 4, stabs girlfriend in frenzy of rage. Defence argues meds, alcohol a factor. Jury disregards, gives 4 death sentences.
No joy in this victory — (The News & Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 7 antidepressants to man, he deteriorates, finally kills himself. Serotonin syndrome diagnosed posthumously.
Castillo won’t be executed — (News Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal teen on Celexa kills father, goes to school and opens fire, injuring 2. Mental illness blamed.