Archive for Child abuse

‘Like a zombie’: Ontario group home chain accused of overmedicating kids in care — (Global News)
Mother serving home confinement for poisoning a young child, causing brain damage — (Digichat)
SSRI Ed note: Mum on antidepressants repeatedly poisons toddler to get attention, causes brain damage, judge spares her prison as she got treatment for her "mental illness".
Couple face death penalty for ‘murder’ of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney, 3, after she was ‘abducted & drugged’ — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone with woman, 30, kidnaps 3-yr old ,sexually abuses her, gives her drugs and murders her. Faces death penalty.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26. Mental illness blamed.
Records: 8-year-old girl dies after mom overdoses her with anti-depressants — (The Iowa Register)
SSRI Ed note: Mum gives 8-yr-old child amitriptyline and other meds over a long period, the girl dies from drug toxicity. Mum charged.
Mother accused of murdering her baby son allegedly gave him anti-depressants — (WalesOnline)
SSRI Ed note: New mom poisons, kills 7-week-old baby son with antidepressants, probably prescribed to her for postpartum depression,
Parents charged in death of preschooler with Newark ties — (The Newark Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Trazadone, Seroquel gives them daily to his young son, 4, until the boy dies.
Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs — (GreenMedInfo)
SSRI Ed note: Vulnerable children in need of care, learning and affection are instead being drugged with medications that will harm them in the long run.
Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died — (the
SSRI Ed note: Of 13 young Tulsa "clients" who died, 4 were natural causes, 8 suicides, 1 overdose. No mention of psych meds, likely a factor in most of the deaths.
Mountie admits hitting, burning son, tells court “I am living with the devil.”— (Metro News)
SSRI Ed note: Mountie on antidepressants charged with child abuse for multiple offenses. Clear suicidality, lack of judgement, lack of empathy.
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.
Appeal of Court Termination of Parental Rights — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac, Buspar, Trazodone is "not capable of caring for herself, much less a child", loses custody of daughter.
Too much, too young? One in three Wyoming foster care children prescribed psychotropic drugs — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who suffered abuse, neglect as a boy given psychotropic drugs instead of useful guidance for years. Foster kids given more drugs than others.
A mum guilty of infanticide after killing her baby girl and injuring the child’s twin has avoided jail — (Melbourne Herald Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal postpartum woman treated for depression drowns one twin girl, disables the other. She remains on antidepressants.
Man charged in death of girlfriend's baby; child had mom's antidepressants in her system — (The Republic)
Drugged as Children, Foster-Care Alumni Speak Out — (The Wall Street Journal)
SSRI Ed note: People who survived foster care speak up against harmful diagnoses and overuse of psych drugs, antidepressants and neuroleptics, with terrible side effects.
Trempealeau Co. woman pleads not guilty in toddler’s death — (La Crosse Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is abusive, poisons boyfriend's 22-mo-old daughter with Oxycodone and diphenydramine
‘My son is mentally ill so listen up’ — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, drugged at 10 following bad reaction to loss of step-dad, has hallucinations, violent thoughts, gets more drugs, more problems. Mental illness blamed.
Beach Police say ‘crushed powder’ found on children’s food — (News Channel 3)
Mother pleads guilty to burning son’s penis and nipples — (Digital Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants tortures mentally challenged son, 18, with accomplices.
Colona man pleads guilty to battery; gets 4 years — (Dispatch Argus)
Bridger ‘liar, fantasist and killer’ — (Cardiff Local Guide)
Family doctor, 45, 'raped 10-year-old schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants' — (Daily Mail)
Child was housed in filthy conditions, court told — (Daily Record)
‘How Necessary is Public Vindication?’ Claudia Pedreros’ Husband Talks about the Verdict in His Wife’s Murder Trial — (Lost Coast Outpost)
SSRI Ed note: New mum given antidepressants, ability to cope becomes dramatically worse
Moms who kill: The Susan Eubanks case — (hlntv)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac drinks, argues with her boyfriend, kills her 4 children, attempts suicide.
Valedictorian, 22, goes on trial for mother’s murder after ‘bludgeoning her to death at home following years of abuse’… and his father’s standing by him — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman lacking emotional regulation skills diagnosed, subjected to psych drugs on-and-off by force, deteriorates, attacks son who kills her. He gets 20 yrs.
After two weeks Kyle daycare murder case near jurors' hands — (San Marcos Mercury)
Husbands Prozac Induced Mania- Please help — (MD Junction)
Tori Stafford trial: Terri-Lynne McClintic called herself a murderer before abduction, court hears — (Postmedia News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac admits to violent fantasies, she and boyfriend kidnap, rape and murder of 8-yr-old Victoria Stafford. Serving life.
Dad gets 5 to 10 for shaking baby — (The Courier Times)
Psych exam ordered for accused attempted child killer — (CTV News)
Dad: Mother never accepted baby’s condition — (THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking medication for post-partum depression throws her baby son off a 4-story building, killing him. PPD blamed.
Tests Reveal 5th Drug Was Given To Leiby Kletzy Before Being Killed — (Yeshiva News)
Cops: Mother Crashes Car With Kids, Drugs Could Be Cause — (
Logan mom pleads guilty to drugging daughters — (
Child’s multiple diagnoses create challenges for Topeka family — (The Topeka Capital-Journal )
SSRI Ed note: Child given "more than 60" meds, many diagnoses finally gets only Adderall, Seroquel +Zoloft, still aggressive. A miracle that he can manage at all.
Ex-Prisoner threatened to kell baby with knife, Bristol Crown Court hears — (Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: Ex-prisoner on anti-depressants assaults wife, threatens child. This is out-of-character behaviour.
Ablechild – Unsung Hero in Battle Against Psychopharmaceutical Industry — (Countercurrents)
SSRI Ed note: Parents fight school pressure to drug their kids.
Bipolar Daughter Out of Control — (Psych Central: Ask the Therapist)
SSRI Ed note: Stepchild acts out, given antipsychotics, has terrible side effects, therapist (who never met her) suggests other drugs/combinations/incarceration might help.
Court overturns conviction in 2005 child neglect case — (Las Vegas Sun)
Swampscott man arrested for locking daughter in closet—(
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants is bad tempered and abusive to your daughter.
No intent to kill, Raul Sarinana’s attorney argues — (The Press-Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Effexor (known association with violent behaviour) gets angry, kills both his nephews on separate occasions by overreacting to minor issues.
Mother denies killing infant — (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is both casually cruel, indifferent to baby, who dies, abused, in her care.
parmadale murders another child – Faith Finley died after being restrained in banned position— (REALNEO)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 17, on psychotropic medication suffocates while being restrained because of "disruptive behavior" at a center for troubled children.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology — (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: Child given Ritalin, clonidine and Prozac experiences horrible side effects over 10 months, "expires", cytochrome P450 CYP2D (gene) defect discovered.
Docs: Woman Hit Teen With Martial Arts Sticks — (
SSRI Ed note: Guardian of teen takes Zoloft, is abusive and uncaring. He finally escapes.
Mum Charged After Death Of Child — (Hackney Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Toddler boy, 20 months dies with antidepressant in his system. Mom charged.
Baby dies mysteriously following neglect — (Dunn Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants (but can't remember which) is disinterested in baby who faills to thrive, ultimately is killed by parents at 7 months.
Northampton woman, Debra Baggett, threatens judge, witness in court — (Mass Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants charged with threatening behaviour, in court she is abusive, in withdrawal from antidepressants.