Archive for Sub-Saharan Africa

Rohde murder trial: Susan given sleeping pills after Botox — (The Times Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Stilnox [Ambien, zolpidem]+benzodiazepine by clueless MD dies by suicide at conference with husband, he's charged with murder, staging scene.
CMED boss was ‘suffering from depression’ — (The Zimbabwe Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Zimbabwe CEO takes antidepressants, commits suicide by shooting himself a couple of months later. No apparent reason, everyone surprised.
Ghana records 1,500 suicide cases annually — (GhanaWaves)
SSRI Ed note: Chief of Ghana Mental Health Authority identifies antidepressants as one leading cause of suicide.
Murder accused mom’s notes of despair — (iol news)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with three disabled children kills them, attempts suicide, first by overdosing then by cutting.
Mbeki's nephew dies after altercation with Swedish cops — (Sunday World)
Former Durban man dies in bridge jump — (iol news)
My Personal Big Mistake And Anti-Depressant Withdrawal — (
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.
Link between anti-depressants and gambling — (Harmony)
Prison Warder Kills Wife: Irregular Use of Med: Dangerous Practice: In & Out of Withdrawal
School Teacher Vandalizes School Property: Injures Student
Prison Warden Murders his Wife
Father mourns for murdered child—(
Driver‘s deadly shooting spree ‘drug-induced‘ —(The Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 51, dependent on combination of drugs (Effexor, Epilem, Stilnox), drinks, embarks on "shooting rampage", one dead, 2 injured.
Africa murder: husband guilty — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: British ex-pat living in Zimbabwe, prescribed Prozac drinks, shoots & kills his wife, lies about what happened, is charged and found guilty of murder.
Student to be mentally evaluated — (IOL)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants shoots and kills parents and himself in murder-suicide attempt. He survives. Medication stopped. Psych assessment ordered.
Najwa’s son to testify against her in Taliep case — (
SSRI Ed note: Wife of celebrated musician take psychiatric drugs for bipolar, shoots and kills husband, charged with murder.
Canadian General/Author Attempts Suicide in Park — (Abbotsford News)
Hanged boy found by kid brother — (News 24)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" boy. 10, given antidepressants, "improves dramatically", hangs himself. "Depressed" teen, 15, kills traffic cop then himself.
Sex and drugs surface in shrink’s murder case — (IOL News)
Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression — (Review, Publishers Weekly)