Archive for Northern Ireland

Doctors wanted Deirdre Morley to be admitted to psychiatric hospital two months before tragedy but she refused — (Sunday World)
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
Tyrone musician suffered bad reaction to antidepressant, inquest is told — (Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribed drugs known risk of causing suicidality, especially in combination, to musician. GP clearly unaware of issue, man dies by suicide.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: U.K. knows about gross overprescribing of ineffective, dangerous SSRIs to ever-younger children, does nothing. Dr. Dubicka misrepresents the situation.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Prescriptions of SSRIs to children increases dramatically, takers are younger. Guidelines call for close supervision, but drugs have never been proven safe.
The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)
SSRI Ed note: Performer stressed by split with husband gets psychiatric medication for depression, bipolar, has air rage incident (no alcohol), in Jan 2018 "dies suddenly".
Glamour model stabbed her boyfriend to death when he sent text saying: ‘It’s over’ — (The Irish Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Former model who drinks and takes antidepressants has serious air rage incident, is argumentative, murders her boyfriend when he decides to leave her.
The War At Home — (Broadsheet)
SSRI Ed note: Author reviews 22 cases of filicide since 2000, notes that antidepressants a likely cause for many but the issue has not been explored.
Mother questions inpatient psychiatric care of son (17) who took own life — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager becomes suicidal on Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Risperidone, so his doctors increase the dose of Prozac and he dies by suicide.
Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed ‘should never have been let out of hospital’ — (The
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 20, taking antidepressants and other drugs attempts suicide several times, finally sucdeeds.
Dublin man may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation; Open verdict returned in inquest of man (57) found dead on patio of Sandymount home — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Coroner returns open verdict on man on medication for depression who hangs himself, implies auto-erotic asphyxiation responsible.
14-Year-Old’s Suicide Causes Coroner To Question If Prozac Was The Real Trigger — (Inquisitr)
SSRI Ed note: 14-year old given Prozac, dies by suicide
Marion Millican: Woman shot dead by ex-lover in Portstewart ‘was killed by accident’ – court hears — (Belfast Telegraph)
House eviction ‘led to death’ — (GetWestLondon)
Nurse hit mother with bottle to "shut her up" — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, sleeping tablets for anxiety and depression loses temper and bludgeons mom to death with liquor bottle.
Northern Ireland drug deaths: Three people arrested over eight 'unlinked' fatalities — (Daily Mirror)
Inquest hears postmortem results show death was due to hanging — (The Irish Times)
Suspect threw gun in flowers as he fled — (
THE DEATH OF FRANCES MCKEOWN — (Report By The Prisoner Ombudsmanfor Northern Ireland)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal prisoner on Prozac has violent thoughts, takes Trazodone, commits suicide.
Teenager’s girlfriend attack blamed on antidepressant side effects — (The Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac breaks up with girlfriend, assaults her, teachers say this is "completely out of character". He loses chance to go to university.
Could positive test for benzodiazepine in a Garda Urine Screen be false? — (
A day in the life of a rock star wife — (Belfast Telegraph)
Medication may have affected mum's behaviour — (Fingal Independent)
Sinead O’Connor’s sad slide from being pop’s most ethereal beauty — (Daily Mail)
Quiet man stayed silent on his most terrible deed — (
SSRI Ed note: Devoted father, on medication for depression, kills himself and his two kids by setting his car on fire and staging a crash.
Stephen Gately: The Boyzone star’s secret life that drove him to lies, pills and depression — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Boyzone member becomes zombie on antidepressants, claims he feels no emotion on them, dies prematurely.
Northern Ireland Child Abuse case studies: Eastern Area Child Protection Committee—(Belfast Telegraph)
Police criticised over first use of taser — (The Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants argues with former partner, she calls police accusing him of assault, he gets tasered.
Low level of air rage points to new policy on anti-social behaviour — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Vancouver man, 40, taking antidepressants drinks on flight, is abusive, spits at flight attendant, charged with assault.
Pensioner Denies Assaulting GP In Row Over Anti-Depressant Drug — (The Derry Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious agitated senior worried about suicidality taking Seroxat (Paxil) asks to go off it, GP does not agree, senior assaults him.
Therapist gets life in jail for stabbing partner 14 times — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant stabs partner to death over argument about money for taxes.
Sex-offender dad remains at the heart of blaze probe — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants facing sex charges locks himself, wife and five kids in house, starts fire, all die.
Man shoots himself after starting new medication — (The Irish Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Man given Lexapro for depression by GP becomes suicidal, kills himself after 8 days on med. Inquest promotes myth that drug takes time to kick in, then helps.
North’s suicide services ‘not good enough’, says Minister — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants commits suicide, Health Minister brings recommendations, misses that in the UK, kids not supposed to take SSRIs due to suicide risk.
£145,000 swindler escapes jail term — (The Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Widow taking antidepressants steals money at work and at church, is caught, loses reputation and job.
Pensioner ignited himself after bout of depression — (UTVLive)
SSRI Ed note: Persioner on tranquillisers, antidepressants dies by setting himself on fire while his faily are at church. No warning, no motive.
Hanged Teen’s Family Tragedy — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen mourning cousin prescribed antidepressants, is suicidal, hangs himself. Foster Dad shocked, suicide not part of "his make-up".
Frances is happy again — (This is Lancashire)
SSRI Ed note: Singer develops addiction to antidepressants, relapse to alcohol after her father dies. Has insomnia, needs sleep meds.