Friends describe man accused in freeway standoff as a family man, school volunteer — (The Sun Herald)Wednesday, July 12th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Pillar of community on diet pills and antidepressants tried to kidnap woman, gets into standoff. Those how know him assume arrest case of mistaken identity.
Judge says Sliwinski fit to stand trial — (Chicago Tribune)Thursday, January 12th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman on Zoloft, other psych meds deliberately drives into parked vehicle, killing three.
Driver accused in rampage said to be mentally distraught — (San Jose Mercury News)Monday, December 12th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant gets angry, goes on destructive rampage.
Volatile man pleaded guilty — (The Comet)Monday, October 31st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants has no self-control, is abusive to police.
Lawyer: Accused driver was under psychiatric care — (South of Boston)Saturday, October 22nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, taking Prozac due to death of mother, drinks, drives into 3 students, killing one. Charged with vehicular homicide.
Suicidal man dies in crash following police chase — (KARE11)Tuesday, October 18th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man takes too much Prozac, drives recklessly, chased by police, crashes car and dies.
Misdemeanor charges filed in bus stop deaths — (Las Vegas Sun)Thursday, September 8th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman on high levels of Xanax behaves recklessly, causes fatal crawsh.
Polite robber nice enough to plead guilty — (Lufkin Daily)Monday, July 18th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants robs bank, tries to evade police in car chase.
Borough man held on multiple charges after Thursday’s car chase — (The Phoenix Reporter and Item)Saturday, July 2nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Elavil and Lexapro, hooked on OxyContin, embarks on crime spree with assault, car chase, robbery etc. Incarceration certain, bail denied.
‘Why?’ the big question after suicide — (Brownwood Bulletin)Wednesday, June 29th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man in happy family takes antidepressants, medication is changed, he drives to another state and shoots himself.
Friends describe man accused in freeway standoff as a family man, school volunteer — (The Sun-Herald)Thursday, June 9th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on diet pills and antidepressants "goes crazy" tries to abduct a woman, high-speed chase, points a gun. Nobody believes he would do these things.
Tom Cruise Slams Brooke Shields’ Drug Use — (Hollywood)Wednesday, May 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Tom Cruise criticizes Shields' endorsement of antidepressant use for postpartum depression. He is attacked in the media.
Driver allegedly waves gun, leads citizens on three-county chase — (WCNC.com)Tuesday, March 29th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Driver on a "cocktail of pain meds and antidepressants" drives recklessly, waves a gun, crashes into a parked car at 60 - 70 mph, wife badly injured.
Unhappy pills — (Belfast telegraph)Tuesday, January 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man given Prozac becomes reckless, ininhibited, suicidal but swears he feels better. After several suicide attempts he stops, realizes drug not helpful.
Man survives suspected suicide attempt — (Reno Gazette-Journal)Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
Chase driver is due in court — (NJ.com True Jersey)Saturday, November 27th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed medications for depression becomes aggressive, attacks man in road rage incident, leads police on 50-mi car chase.
What drove Justin Strzelczyk to his death? — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Sunday, October 31st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Withdrawal psychosis. Former football player drank heavily, took Zoloft, goes on wild drive, appears delirious, dies in crash. Nothing in system.
Jury convicts man of battery — (The State Journal Register)Thursday, September 30th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants becomes suicidal, tried to kill self and police officers by ramming their car at high speed. He forgets much of what happened.
Woman dies day after collision — (Indy Star)Friday, September 19th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman on Paxil and Xanax drives erratically, shows bad judgement, causes fatal car crash.
Angry Pima man attacks officers after traffic stop — (East Arizona Courier)Tuesday, August 26th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac for anger management exhibits aggressive behaviour, threatens other drivers and assaults police.
The Good Life | Grieving parents promote suicide awareness — (The Columbus Dispatch)Wednesday, August 13th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Well adjusted, popular 17-year-old takes antidepressants for stress, and dies by hanging herself.
Campbellsville Shooting and Kidnapping — (WBKO)Wednesday, July 30th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man on Lexapro kidnaps former lover at gunpoint, shoots his sister
Indiana, Pa., road rage suspect too ill for trial? — (The Post-Gazette)Tuesday, November 26th, 2002
Police release details about McAbee shooting at news conference — (Owyee Avalanche)Saturday, November 16th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Normal, nice 18-yr-old on antidepressant goes crazy, killed by police after car chase
Md. School Bus Driver Charged After Crash – At Least 2 Students Injured in Lusby — (Washington Post)Tuesday, October 15th, 2002
Defendant says he tried to help friend — (The Daily Courier)Wednesday, September 25th, 2002
Returning to the death of a princess — (Herald Scotland)Thursday, June 27th, 2002SSRI Ed note: Henri Paul on Prozac and booze at time of fatal crash
Bangor man arrested after late-night foot chase — (Bangor Daily News)Thursday, December 13th, 2001
D.A. CLEARS COP IN TEEN’S DEATH — (The Modesto Bee)Tuesday, October 9th, 2001
Family struggles with murder close to hearts; A sister is left to ask ‘Why?’ — (Visalia Times-Delta)Friday, September 21st, 2001
Summit Hill man gets 46 months ** Jesse Chuma, 19, will spend more than the minimum time in prison for drunken-driving crash that killed one of his friends — (The Morning Call)Friday, December 1st, 2000SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants drinks, smokes marijuana, drives with passengers, gets into car chase to evade police, crashes and kills friend.
Jury selection continues in hatchet murder trial — (The Birmingham News)Wednesday, October 4th, 2000SSRI Ed note: Alabama man, 20, on Ritalin, Prozac and Klonapin attacks his family with a hatchet, killing his parents.
HAZLETON MAN FACES TRIAL IN PURSUIT CASE — (The Times Leader)Saturday, September 9th, 2000
Defense to cite driver’s mental state — (The Indianapolis Star)Saturday, April 22nd, 2000SSRI Ed note: Hyperventilating woman in distress gets Zoloft, becomes psychotic, drives 65 mph the wrong way on freeway, kills 7 including 4 of her children. Charged.
Police suspect teacher in rash of arson cases — (Columbus Dispatch)Friday, April 14th, 2000
Inquest rules that Emma’s death was an accident — (The Watford Observer)Saturday, January 23rd, 1999SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac for relationship problems splits with boyfriend, takes overdose, drives at high speed into bridge w/o seatbelt, dies, coroner rules an accident.
FITNESS EXAM OK’D FOR INVASION DEFENDANT — (Journal Star)Tuesday, December 15th, 1998
Three Youths Held In Convenience Store Murder — (The Spokesman-Review)Tuesday, November 14th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Youth, 15, with no record, no motive, taking Paxil shootsm kills shopkeeper, flees with 2 friends. Tried and convicted as adult.
Unhappy Prozac Customer – Speeding Cost Woman Funds, Night In Jail — (Daily News of Los Angeles)Sunday, November 12th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Woman fined for speeding, believes Prozac and another med impaired her diring.
Man Convicted In Wounding Of Trooper — (The Augusta Chronicle)Sunday, May 28th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac and anti-anxiety med (probably benzo) develops drinking problem, interaction makes him "high", he shoots a trooper. Potential 10 yr sentence.
Trial begins on attempted murder charge, La Mesan was shot at point-blank range — (San Diego Union-Tribune)Sunday, December 15th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Man on steroids, Prozac, other meds is enraged when girlfriend breaks up, takes arsonal, drives around bent on murder, shoots a stranger in the face.
Wife blames Prozac for man’s shootout with police, suicide — (Tampa Tribune)Tuesday, May 14th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Divorced man on Prozac starts to carry guns, gets into high-speed chase, shoot-out with police, then kills himself with gun. Ex-wife blames Prozac.