Tragedy of Nicky Bach — (The Tivy-Side Advertiser)Monday, December 8th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young man, wheelchair-bound after accident, starts rehab, is given antidepressants, he dies by suicide shortly after. Nobody considers the meds a factor.
After 13 years, the parents of missing rock star Richey Edwards admit he’s dead — (The Daily Mail)Sunday, November 23rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Talented band anchor/songwriter, recently prescribed Prozac goes missing on eve of breakthrough American tour. 13 years later, he is missing, presumed dead.
Tragedy of ‘low suicide risk’ — (North Wales Daily Post)Saturday, September 6th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man regrets starting Remeron, tries to get off it, feels depressed, unexpectedly takes his like with a gun.
Businessman uses Aston Martin to decapitate himself in horrific suicide as revenge against his ex-wife — (The Daily Mail)Thursday, August 7th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants devises and carries out horrific suicide.
Mystery of man’s suicide — (Walesonline)Thursday, July 31st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man taking citalopram inexplicably hangs himself, his brother cannot explain why he would do this. Meds not suspected.
Man found on mountainside committed suicide — (Wales Online)Wednesday, June 25th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants attempts suicide by overdoes, later argues with girlfriend, hangs himself.
Deborah Hancock: Diagnosed with a personality disorder, cast adrift without the right help — (Walesonline)Friday, May 9th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman on anxiolytic, up to 3 neuroleptics, 2 SSRIs, 2 other antidepressants + a sleep aid stabs and kills a woman. Drugs not suspected, mental illness blamed.
Wrexham technician hanged himself at home — (The North Wales Daily Post)Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man unhappy off work due to minor injury, takes antidepressant, starts to drink heavily, dies by suicide.
Inquests on five young men found hanged in south Wales — (The Guardian)Thursday, March 20th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Five young men hang themselves in Bridgend.
Ex-self-harmer sets up help group — (Wales on Sunday)Monday, March 3rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants self harms, attempts suicide, sets up website to help others.
Jail for race case ‘drunken waster’ — (The North Wales Daily Post)Friday, December 21st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on strong antidepressants drinks, becomes abusive on train, cannot remember incident, is jailed.
Bomb hoaxer spared prison — (North Wales Daily Post)Tuesday, November 13th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on medication for depression harasses store staff with bomb threats.
When is a drug-related death not a drug-related death? — (Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy)Thursday, August 9th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Research into "drug-related deaths" finds that more non-abusers (users of prescribed antidepressants, other meds) die than abusers (illegal drugs).
Father who killed children while wife was away jailed for 35 years — (The Guardian)Sunday, March 18th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar disorder" drowns his children while his wife is out. Mental illness blamed.
Mentally-ill man ‘killed harmless soul’ — (Wales online)Friday, October 13th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, in withdrawal from Effexor stabs and kills man in park.
Man Threatens Violence and Begs to be KilledSaturday, June 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, phones in a bomb threat, asks for police to kill him, eventually gives up. Gets two years in prison.
Was best-seller to blame for monk’s suicide? — (WalesOnline.com)Sunday, March 19th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Priest makes half-hearted suicide attempt, takes antidepressants, jumps off building and succeeds. Depression and a novel are blamed.
Overdose Driver was Lucky to Escape Prison Sentence — (South Wales Evening Post)Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
Baby left disfigured and deformed — Wales OnlineMonday, August 8th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants prevents her baby's hurts from healing, makes things dramatically worse.
Disgraced carer escapes jail term — (South Wales Echo)Monday, July 18th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Long-time carer on antidepressants steals from her client in amounts that guarantee she will be caught. She cannot explain why she did it. Escapes jail.
Kerry’s killer refuses to go back in box — (North Wales Daily Post)Saturday, February 5th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants, sleeping tablets stabs his live-in girlfriend in her car in public, pleads diminished responsibility. Mental illness blamed.
Depressed mum’s drowning tragedy — (North Wales Daily Post)Wednesday, April 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman given "strong" antidepressants for miscarriage turns to alcohol, has manic episode, sees dead parents and runs naked outdoors, drowns in canal.
Schizophrenic gets life for stranger killing — (The Telegraph)Thursday, October 30th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man gets citalopram, slashes stranger, improves, gets sertraline, stabs elderly stranger to death. Mental illness blamed, no mention of SSRIs in news articles.
Mother knifed ‘out of control’ son — (Ananova)Friday, October 10th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman in antidepressant withdrawal drinks, slashed son with knife.
Drowned woman ‘was desperate to die’ — (WalesOnline)Thursday, May 15th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman put on antidepressants becomes suicidal, keeps trying to kill herself until she succeeds. Childhood unhappiness blamed.
Coroner calls for drug to be Withdrawn — (The Western Mail)Wednesday, March 12th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Brecon coroner calls for withdrawal of Paxil after retired teacher Colin Whitfield takes it and dies by suicide.
Drink and drugs killed ex-soldier; W.D.T. Roberts — (Liverpool Daily Post)Saturday, February 8th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man dies of fatal overdose of antidepressant and alcohol combination.
Jailed student’s drunken rage `caused by controversial anti-depressant’, claims doctor — (The Western Mail)Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002SSRI Ed note: Young man has personality change while taking Seroxat (paroxetine/Paxil), flies into rages, drinks alcohol and drives car into foyer of psychiatric facility.
Prozac and Suicide, an Interview with Dr. David Healy — (CounterPunch)Wednesday, March 20th, 2002
Arson attacker found hanging — (South Wales Argus)Friday, December 7th, 2001SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, in jail for petrol-bomb attack, commits suicide by hanging himself from bedpost. Mental illness blamed.