Archive for Scotland

Doctor said he had difficulty talking to mum of suicide victim Sophie Parkinson — (The Born and Dundee Evening Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anxious youngster antidepressants, doesn't tell her mum the pills can cause suicidality, respects patient confidentiality, she dies by suicide.
Mental health prescriptions rising fastest in 10-14-year-old Scots — (The Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Significant increases in prescriptions of psych drugs - sedatives, antidepressants, antipsychotics to Scottish kids since 2009,, thanks to drug co. marketing.
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.
BULLIED TO DEATH Tragic young Stirling mum took her own life on her 23rd birthday after internet trolls made her life hell – and even post vile comments AFTER her death — (The Scottish Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" young mum goes to see her GP regarding depression has a night with drinks on her birthday, dies by suicide. Online bullying blamed.
‘Shaken’ heritage chief took own life after row with his new employer — (Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Successful man, long history of depression being on antidepressants, argues with boss, quits job, impulsively hangs himself. Coroner finds suicide.
Grieving mother says daughter, 16, who took her own life would still be alive if GP had not given her powerful prescription drugs — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed medication for depression and anxiety dies by suicide 15 days later, mother never knew she was taking meds.
Mother who admitted killing her nine-month-old baby girl while suffering post natal depression is jailed for three years — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on medication for PPD smothers baby after getting notice from estranged partner about access.
Troubled 13-year-old who stabbed his foster mother to death should never have been placed with inexperienced carers — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, foster child, seemingly well adjusted, given medication (probably tricyclic antidepressants) stabs his foster mom to death on impulse.
Making sense of a murder-suicide: A family story — (Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: "Good" man, loving husband with jealous streak and quick temper takes antidepressants, murders wide and self.
Child killer Theresa Riggi found dead in secure hospital — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Woman medicated for "manic depression" behaves bizarrely, murders her 3 children, jailed, dies by horrific suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Obesity surgeon Peter Small: This country needs to tackle its weight issues before a health timebomb explodes — (Daily Record)
Family of mother who took her own life to sue health board — (HeraldScotland)
Scots identical twin steps in to raise her niece following her sister's tragic death — (Daily Record)
Clyde Auditorium death: Security guard says he killed Thai woman but denies murder — (Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Security guard in withdrawal from A/D bludgeons woman to death in toilet with fire extinguisher, cannot recall, blames mental illness. Found guilty.
Heartbroken dad reveals agony as decision to axe his son's benefits is overturned.. weeks after his boy killed himself
Scots woman reveals how she overcame panic attacks which left her trapped in her own home for 10 years — (Daily Record)
Scottish Government urged to increase efforts to cut the number of people on anti-depressants — (Daily Record)
Former Highland Games champion who shot himself in head with a bolt gun was stressed and depressed, inquest hears — (Daily Record)
Ex-Highland Games champion shot himself with bolt gun at cattle mart — (Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Auctioneer gets antidepressant for stress, unexpectedly shoots himself. Partner tells inquest she is "at a loss" to explain why.
Women team up to help those with addiction to prescription drugs — (Daily Record)
Accused’s Depression Drug ‘May Be Behind Killing’ — (The Scotsman)
British couple convicted of killing 16-month-old son by giving him methadone and anti-depressant drug on Tenerife holiday — (Daily Mail)
Mum’s heartache after son hangs himself at hospital’s £20m specialist suicide ward — (Daily Record)
Row over antidepressant use — (HeraldScotland)
Child was housed in filthy conditions, court told — (Daily Record)
Man slapped girlfriend in the face — (Daily Record)
Lashing out at partner made bipolar sufferer realise she needed help — (Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Woman becomes manic on antidepressants, assaults partner, gets diagnosed bipolar, now believes she has disease and needs medication.
Beast who raped and murdered pensioner lies to police he killed a child — (Daily Record)
Sheriff's mercy for mum who killed young teacher in wrong side of road crash — (Daily Record)
Depressed star of TV’s The Bill killed himself after failing to sell his house — (Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed actor prescribed antidepressants and kills himself when a house sale falls through.
Father murdered ex-partner in frenzied knife attack in front of their young children —(STV News)
Gail Porter steps out, four months after being sectioned — (OK!)
Man Assaults Woman When Voices Tell Him to Kill Her
A JEALOUS girlfriend stabbed her lover with a kitchen knife after finding saucy texts on his phone, but then has sex with him after furious row — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants does not take them one day, gets into an argument with her boyfriend and stabs him.
David Barker: sudden escalation from life of petty crime — (The Courier)
Court told knifeman tried to kill friend then said he did not mean it — (STV)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 27, on antidepressants gets drunk, stabs friend in neck.
Scottish Labor Party Activist Become Paranoid & Has Worsening Depression On Depression Med
21 Year Old Man Kills Self
Woman Nurse Embezzles Large Sum From Nursery School
26 Year Old Man Assaults 16 Year Old Girl
RE teacher struck off for sectarianism, sex and Hitler lessons—(The Scotsman)
Woman tried to open aircraft door—(BBC News)
City Stab Victim Turned Attacker — (The Inverness Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Man attacked in street brawl given antidepressants, his health deteriorates, he loses his job, attacks a stranger.
Exclusive: Police feared wife killer had murdered me too, reveals mistress — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man begins affair while taking antidepressants, wife plans divorce, he quits meds, stabs her to death 86 times, claims no memory. Court never consideres meds.
Searchers find body of missing man — (The Press and Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Young man sad about cousin's death prescribed antidepressants, he disappears, his body found on Christmas Eve. Family devastated.
Accused ‘had experience digging holes’ — (Dundee Born and Reed Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man on sedative, antidepressant, painkiller rapes and kills schoolgirl. Later found to be serial killer.
Inquest into York student’s death closes — (Nouse
SSRI Ed note: "Enthusiastic and bright" biochemistry student takes antidepressants, suffers eating disorder, self-harms, drinks beer and hangs herself.
The mother who could not live with the loss of her daughter — (The Scotsman)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, commits suicide by overdosing on antidepressants. Her distraught mom is given antidepressants to cope, also dies by suicide.
Depression led to “nasty assault” — (Shetland News)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants by MD to help him deal with business problems drinks, becomes violent, assaults his date.