Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)Monday, May 21st, 2018SSRI 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)Sunday, May 20th, 2018SSRI 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health site a week earlier, source says — (The Charlotte Observer)Thursday, March 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.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)Sunday, May 15th, 2016SSRI 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 — (Evoke.ie)Friday, April 15th, 2016SSRI 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)Thursday, June 18th, 2015SSRI 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)Sunday, April 5th, 2015SSRI 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)Sunday, March 22nd, 2015SSRI 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)Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)Monday, April 14th, 2014
Investigating a military suicide when it's your son — (Aljazeera America)Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Witness: Durham murder suspect collected knives — (News Observer)Wednesday, May 8th, 2013SSRI 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)Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)Sunday, December 2nd, 2012SSRI 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)Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012SSRI 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)Sunday, August 28th, 2011SSRI 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)Monday, August 1st, 2011SSRI 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 TimeWednesday, April 27th, 2011
Preliminary Report on BEECH N569JL Accident at Greensboro — (NTSB)Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Woman Dies from Alcohol Poisoning & Zoloft May Have Played a Role: Coroner's ReportWednesday, October 27th, 2010
Soldiers:1 in 10 Soldiers at Fort Bragg Take Antidepressant: Many More Take Other Psychotropic MedsThursday, September 30th, 2010
Suspect's mom says son was victim's friend — (FayObserver)Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Unsuspecting couple faces foreclosure after chain of eventsTuesday, August 17th, 2010
NTSK releases report on 2008 Mount Airy plane crash — (Time Warner Cable News)Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Husband Told Dr. that Wellbutrin Gave Him Violent Thoughts: Then Killed WifeSunday, June 13th, 2010
Soldier Runs Away From Psychiatric Hospital & Kills SelfFriday, May 14th, 2010
Father Kills his Two Children, his Wife & Himself: On Depression Med for 16 DaysSunday, April 4th, 2010
17 Year Old Shot Dead by Police After Attacking Them With a KnifeFriday, March 26th, 2010
Husband Kills Wife & Self: Antidepressants Usually Given For Bipolar DisorderTuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Man Kills His NeighborTuesday, March 16th, 2010
23 Year Old in Mental Hospital Dies From Prescription Drug ToxicityTuesday, March 9th, 2010
Soldier Has Loss of Emotions on Depression Med: Counseling Worked for HimThursday, January 14th, 2010
Soldier Kills Self: Was Switching from One SSRI to Another: This is a Time of Heightened RiskTuesday, September 1st, 2009
Woman Suffers Adverse Reaction: Recovers When Antidepressant is StoppedSunday, June 7th, 2009
Wife of shooting suspect disputes sheriffs claims—(Asheville Citizen-Times.com)Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder, conspiracy in her mother’s stabbing death—(the-dispatch)Tuesday, March 10th, 2009SSRI 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)Friday, November 14th, 2008SSRI 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)Sunday, October 19th, 2008SSRI 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)Tuesday, August 19th, 2008SSRI 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)Wednesday, July 30th, 2008SSRI 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)Sunday, July 20th, 2008SSRI 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)Sunday, June 8th, 2008SSRI 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)Monday, April 14th, 2008SSRI 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)Saturday, January 5th, 2008SSRI 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)Thursday, December 13th, 2007SSRI 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)Wednesday, December 5th, 2007SSRI 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)Thursday, November 15th, 2007SSRI 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)Wednesday, October 10th, 2007SSRI 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)Wednesday, October 10th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 7 antidepressants to man, he deteriorates, finally kills himself. Serotonin syndrome diagnosed posthumously.
Castillo won’t be executed — (News Observer)Thursday, May 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Suicidal teen on Celexa kills father, goes to school and opens fire, injuring 2. Mental illness blamed.