Archive for Public Official

Supreme Court Justice Gascon attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Supreme Court Justice, long-time user of antidepressants changes medications, goes missing, cannot explain his actions.
Fidel Castro’s son, a bookish nuclear scientist, commits suicide — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Eldest son of Fidel Castro is hospitalized for depression following his father's death, gets treatment as outpatient (antidepressants), dies by suicide.
State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead near Hudson River likely committed suicide, police say — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: HIghly respected jurist shocks friends and husband by committing suicide a few weeks after starting medication for depression. Nobody can figure out why,
JAILED: Top court prosecutor from Worcester jailed for six years after trying to kill his wife in frenzied knife attack — (Worcester News)
SSRI Ed note: "Perfect husband" takes antidepressants for stress, has nice evening with wife, then attempts to stab her to death and kill himself. Depression blamed.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)
Police confirm body found in creek is former Dallas assistant chief — (WFAA Dallas County News)
Indian minister’s ‘mistress’: Death will haunt me — (Vancouver Desi)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of Indian mInister for external affairs Shashi Tharoor dies of antidepressant overdose.
Autopsy finds bad heart, antidepressant killed “Low Tax” Looper — (Knox News)
Karen Bouquillon, solid waste manager for Northampton, charged with illegal drug possession, drunken driving — (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Resigned Detention Deputy Arrested After Investigation — (Polk County Sheriff's Office)
Suicide or murder?: New evidence suggests Faisal was taking anti-depressants — (Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Investigating officer in the high-profile rental power plants case takes antidepressants, hangs himself, family cannot believe he would commit suicide.
Drugs in Martin’s cell were antidepressants — (Southern Illinoisan)
Coroner writes to surgery after troubled Worthing councillor’s suicide — (Worthing Herald)
Former Krebs councilman pleads no contest — (McAlester News-Capital)
Westminster DUI Lawyer May is charged with DUI — (Wenatchee World)
SSRI Ed note: Man on clonazepam, Effexor and Trazodone causes serious car crash, cannot remember, behaves strangely.
Former Judge Bob Downing explains episode that led to his resignation — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Appeal judge takes Lexapro, stops taking it, becomes manic, is diagnosed bipolar, spends money wildly, alienates everyone, has to resign from bench.
Former chief deputy coroner dozed off during DUI arrest, court documents allege — (Lewis County Sirens)
Unsuspecting couple faces foreclosure after chain of events
Former Safety Harbor Fire Chief William Jay Stout committed suicide, official says — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Retired Fire Chief is prescribed Celexa, three weeks later he commits suicide. Everyone shocked.
What really took 2 lives in Schaefer case? — (
SSRI Ed note: Mystery of why a devoted husband on medication would commit murder-suicide.
Coroner's jury rules cause of death of man shot by Taser 'undetermined' — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac, Wellbutrin breaks into neighbours' home, beats a woman, is subdued, dies en route to hospital.
Wood could face expulsion — (The Journal-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac has several DUI charges, one charge of impaired while only on prescription meds.
Chief Sims ordeal continues — (Richmond Daily News)
Kent’s state of mind during past cases comes into question — (KHOU – 11)
SSRI Ed note: Judge taking antidepressants sufers serious loss of judgement, engages is sexual harassment, is caught, impeached.
High Court battle begins — (This is Gloucestershire)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is chronically depressed, absent, difficult to get along with, sued by Cheltenham Borough Council for claiming to be fit to work.
Released documents reveal clerk’s misdeeds Audits showed discrepancies, possible ‘kiting’ — (The Eagle-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Town Clerk on oxycodone, Diazepam, Cymbalta commits fraud, is quietly removed from job,
Judge calls for EL magistrate to be removed — (Dispatch Live)
SSRI Ed note: Previously "competent, hardworking" magistrate takes antidepressants, behaves erratically, records guilty verdict before end of trial, is suspended from bench.
Expert says reasons are many; Petaluma building official may have been taking medication — (The Press Democrat)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide "expert" thinks job loss caused unexpected suicide of building official, his daughter understands it was Wellbutrin, noting that it "altered his mind".
Assistant DA Pleads Guilty To DUI — (Supra)
SSRI Ed note: Assistant D.A. takes too much of his prescribed antidepressant, drives, causes accident, charged with impaired driving.
House arrest likely as Port Coquitlam mayor to be sentenced, Guilty of assault in attack on ex-girlfriend — (
Fired prosecutor blames nude walk on meds — (Reality TV World)
SSRI Ed note: Public prosecutor fired for walking nude around civic building at night.
Purvis case remanded again — (The Northumberland News)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts antidepressant, drives dangerously and erratically, is charged with impaired driving.
UPDATE 3-US senator seeks FDA probe of Glaxo’s Paxil data — (Reuters)
SSRI Ed note: In 2008, Senator Grassley demanded to investigate whether GSK knew that Paxil [paroxetine] causes suicide before it was marketed. Proof came out that they did.
BOONEVILLE : School board fires superintendent after investigation confirms affair — (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: School superintendent on antidepressants behaves in a reckless manner, using public property to carry on affair.
Former Cobourg councillor gets conditional discharge for taking truck — (Northumberland News)
SSRI Ed note: Citizen with good reputation takes medication for depression, behaves agressively, takes truck without permission, acts impaired. Gets conditional discharge.
Ex-deputy receives jail term in theft — (The Record-Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Deputy with spotless record, known good character takes Zoloft, steals bail money, loses job, gets jail time.
Court documents reveal arrested deputy’s state of mind — (Wood TV 8)
SSRI Ed note: Sheriff's deputy separates from wife, gets "cocktail" of meds inc;l antidepressants, starts to drink, threatens ex, is suicidal, in speed chase, standoff.
Sex, Stress and the Governor — (Expert Click)
SSRI Ed note: The man under whose office sued GSK for fraud over Paxil uses antidepressants and exhibits bad judgement.
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.
Government official commits suicide — (India Interacts)
SSRI Ed note: Government official takes medication for depression, hangs herself.
Getto Smith sentenced to prison — (The Nevada Appeal)
SSRI Ed note: "Pillar of community" starts reckless theft from close associate after starting antidepressants, is caught, charged, gets 24 - 95 months in prison.
MP treated for depression before crash — (IFPress)
SSRI Ed note: Member of Canadian Parliament on antidepressants deliberately drives into path of truck, not wearing seatbelt, is seriously injured, survives.
Former school director sentenced for setting fire — (The Times-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops antidepressants, sets his house on fire, in sentencing him, court requires that he stay on prescribed medication.
State Rep. Rob Briley charged with DUI, evading arrest — (The Leaf-Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: House Judiciary Chairman takes Cymbalta, drinks, drives impaired, speeds, resists arrest and damages police property.
Public, personal conflicts flare in Lisbon — (The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinal)
I-Team: Public Defender Made Threats At Courthouse — (WBAL TV)
SSRI Ed note: Public defender taking Xanax and Zoloft threatens to shoot and kill co-workers and officials, is removed from duties.
Fire district chief enters not guilty plea — (The Shreveport Times)
SSRI Ed note: Fire Chief takes Zoloft, steals government property, tries to hire a hit-man to kill a witness to the crime.
Gibson takes stand in own defense — (The Herald-Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer taking antidepressants drinks, gets involved with convicted murderer, loses license to practice.
Cherokee County attorney turns up after vanishing, DUI — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Upstanding, reliable lawyer drinks, becomes disoriented, charged with DUI, does not show up for work, found in a parking lot. Everyone shocked and baffled.
Ex-judge blames his actions on wife’s affair — (Knoxville News-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts taking antidepressants after learning of wife's affair, starts drinking, engaging in corrupt activity.