Archive for Oregon (OR)

Family of West Point cadet who died by suicide blames medical negligence at Portland VA — (Task & Purpose)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac by VA after ankle injury becomes suicidal, anxious, reports that the med is the problem, is ignored, dies by suicide. Parents sue.
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy With Depression – Pregnant women often fear taking the antidepressants they rely on. But not treating their mental illness can be just as dangerous — (New York Times Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants (that did not cure her depression) stops when pregnant, develops irrational ideas, re-starts the A/D, jumps to here death 1 mo later.
Beaverton police officers justified in deadly shooting of 29-year-old woman, DA says — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Warned in advance that woman was upset, two police officers arrive, shoot and kill her when she points an unloaded rifle. Officers get medals of valor.
Depression, sex abuse claims drove man to suicide-by-cop, friends and family say — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts antidepressants after relationship break-up, becomes obsessed with suicide, makes numerous attempts, finally gets police to shoot him.
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.
New jury asked to decide: Was it suicide pact or husband covering up murder? — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Couple taking serious doses of pain meds and antidepressants plan to die in suicide pact, he survives, is charged with murder but acquitted.
UK Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To US Terror Charges — (Yeshiva World News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on various psychoactive medications exhibits strange behaviour, including plans to set up a terrorist training camp.
Video: Killer ‘just snapped’ – A jury in the murder trial of Robert Cromwell views his interview with police after Casey Wright’s death — (The Register-Guard)
SSRI Ed note: Man who drinks, takes antidepressants and sleeping pills murders his ex-fiancee, attempts suicide.
Avoid Garcinia Cambogia when taking this medicine — (Saludify)
The Death of David Oliver Relin — (Outside Online)
SSRI Ed note: Author commits suicide after lawsuit against him dismissed.
Sub arsonist wanted to leave work early — (Portland Press Herald)
 Oregon Mental Health Worker Stabbed While Delivering Medication — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man taking antidepressants and neuroleptics has history of violence, becomes delirious following dosage reduction, stabs and kills a worker.
Raised in chaos, David 'Joey' Pedersen turned to white supremacism, and is now accused of killings— (The Oregonian)
Tenant Shoots Landlord — (KMTR)
Wife Calls 911 Because A/D was Having a Negative Effect on Her Husband
Oregon Man Commits Suicide Onstage; Witnesses Seek Counseling — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen is "treated by mental health authorities". tells friends he is suicidal, stabs himself to death on stage at concert. Depression blamed.
Soldier: Police Forced to Shoot Iraq War Veteran
Man Shoots Cop: Terrorizes Neighborhood: Cop in Critical Condition
Postpartum: Step-Mother of 7 Year Old Missing Boy Investigated: She had Postpartum Depression
Fomer Girlfriend Shot by Man Who Then Shoots Himself
Amanda Stott-Smith pleads guilty to drowning son, attempting to drown daughter — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Abilify throws her two children off a bridge into the water. One drowns, one is saved.
Sheriff's Deputy Kills Three Woman & Himself
Soldier, 29 Years Old, Shoots & Kills Neighbor
Depression in Oregon: They know what pills can do — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Teen is prescribed Zoloft for social anxiety, takes it for a few weeks, kills himself. Mum not sure if med the cause.
Man Becomes Violent: Police Called: Man Wants Them to Shoot HIm
Woman Cuts Unborn Son From a Pregnant Mom
woman stole from clients with cerebral palsy—(Oregonlive)
Postpartum: Mother Kills Her Infant Daughter
Man Pleads Guilty in DUI School Incident—(NRToday)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts Prozac, drinks heavily, has incident driving into school, quits Prozac, recoveres.
When Children Commit Suicide — (The Daily Beast)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants excaerbate childrens' problems, can make them suicidal, but everyone is determined not to blame the meds.
Inmate who attacked deputy gets seven-year sentence — (The Register-Guard)
SSRI Ed note: Former military gets antidepressants from VA, jailed for identity theft, cut of her meds in jail, serious withdrawal, attacks Deputy, 13 more years in jail.
A war on U.S. soldiers — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Vet is told by V.A. that he cannot have counselling unless he takes antidepressants.
Seifried admitted stabbing aunt, court told — (The Yamhill Valley News-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Following vehicle crash as teenager, man diagnosed bipolar, takes Depakote, Celexa. suffers personality change, stabs, kills aunt at party.
Sandy officer’s DUII arrest surfaces — (The Sandy Post)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman on Wellbutrin, Trazodone, Celexa drives impaired, tries to get out of consequences, controversy ensues.
Campaign Notebook: Lewis Probably Qualifies; Middaugh Moving Quick; A New Contender Seeks Sten’s Seat — (Willamette Week)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has psychotic break from Paxil withdrawal, on disability for a year and a half. Now on Ritalin.
Senate President Calls for Oversight Hearings on Foster Care — (Salem-news)
SSRI Ed note: Gabriel Myers dies on antidepressants, Senate Committee learns states routinely violate law requiring that psych drugging of foster kids be reported.
Taking steps to ease the pain of suicide — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants attempts suicide, gets worse, finally jumps off apartment roof and dies.
City/Region News — (The Register-Guard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks, her behavior spirals out of control, she burns down her neighbour's home, is charged.
Teen attempts mental defect defense in robbery — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Lexapro behaves recklessly, gets involved in car crash, carries guns, robs a store.
Accused Killer Out On Bail; Victim’s Family Outraged — (Fox 12 Oregon)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal gets in argument with neighbours, shoots and kills one, threatens others.
Dentist charged in accident admitted using prescription medication — (The West Linn Tidings)
SSRI Ed note: Dentist taking Ambien, Prozac, & Demerol backs car up at high speed into 3 pedestrians, he loses license to practice, victims sue.
Eagle Creek man allegedly fires shotgun while drunk — (The Outlook)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac drinks, searches for frightened girlfriend with shotgun. He is apprehended, out of it, charged.
Arrest adds to Oregon war veteran’s troubles — (
Hostage-taker was on antidepressants, alcohol — (The Herald and News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants drinks, becomes threatening, takes baby hostage, is shot and killed by police. No motive.
The best things in life are free, including hugs — (USA Today)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on high dose of Zoloft and other meds murders man, 77, sentenced to 25 years.
Teen murder suspect’s moods erratic — (The News-Review)
SSRI Ed note: Lively, upbeat teen, 14, medicated for depression, gets antidepressants, becomes "uninvolved, indifferent", murders another student, diagnosed bipolar.
Senator Shares Story Of Son’s Suicide — (CBS News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, talented young man with "model" life feels down, drinks, questions worth, is given antidepressants, things get dramatically worse, he dies by suicide.
Doctor talks of meds’ effect on defendant — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Serzone (now withdrawn from US market), Wellbutrin starts downward spiral, murders wife. Misinformation about "bilpolar". Mental illness blamed.
Mother Kills Baby Daughter; Stabs Self