Archive for Impulsiveness

Husband shot wife dead ‘after row about her leaving tissues around house’ — (Metro.co.uk)
SSRI Ed note: Gun dealer on antidepressants wrongly believes he has coronavirus, shoots, kills wife for leaving tissues around their home.
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
Their teen killed himself. Now they want to save others struggling during the pandemic. — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Good student, star quarterback feels bad, misses social life during pandemic, prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide. COVID not meds blamed.
Tragic Barnsley teenager who took her own life ‘did not mean to die’ inquest hears — (Yorkshire Live)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking antidepressants, other meds abuses alcohol, attempts suicide, physician up dosage, she dies by suicide.
Caroline Flack left note for Lewis Burton ‘hoping they could find harmony’ before taking own life — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: TV star on citalopram assaults and injures boyfriend, is charged, diazepam, zopiclone added, she hangs herself before court appearance.
Depressed dad, 47, who lost IT job due to coronavirus pandemic takes his own life — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job in pandemic, is prescribed antidepressant, he appears to be fine but dies by suicide with no warning. Meds not suspected.
‘She just wanted to be a mum…’ – Tragedy of carer Steph, 34, who was battling demons of postnatal depression when she plunged to her death off A50 bridge — (The Stoke Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Baby of happy new mom is colicky, she is diagnosed with postnatal depression, given medication. She dies of suicide from jumping. Everyone shocked.
Suicide Or Murder? Philadelphia Teacher’s Baffling Death Still Leaves Her Family Searching For Answers — (Oxygen)
SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
‘Autistic’ gamer, 22, who stabbed his father to death after being told to stop playing on his computer and move out is jailed for three years — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young man in 2-week withdrawal from Prozac stabs father to death when he is asked to turn off computer. Autism blamed.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Mother charged with murder in toddler daughter’s death appears in court — (CBS46)
SSRI Ed note: Mom receives "help" [read: drugs] for mental health issues, shoots and kills 2-yr-old daughter a few weeks later.
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
Aspiring model stabbed himself to death during drunken row with girlfriend — (METRO)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for "depression and anxiety" drinks vodka, argues with girlfriend, stabs himself to death. Alcohol blamed. Coroner unsure it was suicide.
Distraught husband shares grief of ‘hardest moment of his life’ after wife’s heartbreaking text before she hanged herself — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Happy, bubbly" mum - until she is treated for post-partum depression - becomes suicidal, unpredictable, unstable, overdoses, self-harms, dies by suicide.
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student has a down period, is prescribed antidepressants. Hangs herself, dies, without warning.
Pharmacist, 25, hanged herself during romantic holiday with boyfriend — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Young pharmacist prescribed fluoxetine sometimes forgets to take med, goes on holiday with boyfriend, hangs herself.
Mental evaluation green lights trial for man accused in 2015 Goldville murders — (The Alexander City Outlook)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil fails to take it for several days, shoots and kills his live-in girlfriend and her brother, then shoots himself. He survives, is charged.
What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)
SSRI Ed note: Biology major at U. Texas on Zoloft gets in car accidents, starts missing classes, stabs 4 students, killing one. No warning, no motive.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Daddy, please kill me I can’t do this any more’: Meet the CHILDREN prescribed anti-depressants for anxiety that ‘made them suicidal’ — (Daily Mail Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer launches class action lawsuit on behalf of children prescribed Aropax (paroxetine), Zoloft, harmed by the medications.
Ceri Sheehan went paintballing with friend the day before his death Told parents ‘you don’t understand’ as he argued against giving up electronics Kept phone and sent a friend worrying messages, who then messaged his father His father came home to find all the lights on and Ceri hanged in the garden
SSRI Ed note: Talented, independent-minded teen sent to psychiatrist gets antidepressants, probably also stimulant, becomes suicidal, hangs himself over minor incident.
‘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.
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
Wealthy philanthropist jumps to her death on Upper East Side — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Wealthy philanthropist, happily married, suffers depression and inexplicably jumps to her death from apartment.
Tragic end: Missing mom Florence Leung found dead — (CTV)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Teenager hanged herself at boarding school after watching Channel 4 series — (Report UK)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with long history of taking antidepressants becomes emotional watching a TV show on the subject, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.
Glamour model stabbed her boyfriend to death when he sent text saying: ‘It’s over’ — (The Irish Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Former model who drinks and takes antidepressants has serious air rage incident, is argumentative, murders her boyfriend when he decides to leave her.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
Tragedy of St Albans bleach death man — (Herts Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 75, on antidepressants and sad over personal losses commits suicide by drinking bleach; efforts to save him fail. Depressive disorder blamed.
Accused Richard Bain testifies about ‘big depression’ – Montreal — (Eastern Ontario Network Television)
Woman accused of killing mother outside Eastpoint Mall was awaiting trial on charges she stabbed husband — (Baltimore Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on several antidepressants stabs husband as he sleeps, later has lunch with mother at mall, then fatally stabs, runs over her. No motive.
Inquest: ‘Loving, caring and popular’ teen Reece Burrowes found hanged in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, days after being prescribed antidepressants — (This Is Local London)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular football player, 17, prescribed setraline commits suicide days later. Everyone shocked, hidden depression blamed.
Plano teen who fatally stabbed mom, brother was not intoxicated, autopsy finds — (Dallas Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who stabbed mother, brother and self to death deemed not intoxicated; "only" had antidepressants in his blood. Old head injury blamed.
Self-confessed monster who killed teacher he met on Plenty of Fish, is jailed for minimum of 26-years — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist describes man on cocaine, diazapan, anti-depressants who murdered teacher as unstable, dissocial, psychopathic. Probably effects of meds.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
Tom Fallis murder trial: Attorneys present stories of an angry husband and a depressed wife during opening statements — (Greeley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants until she became pregnant miscarries, dies by gunshot, husband claims suicide, 2 juries agree but med-ignorant "48 Hours" doesn't.
Junior doctor committed suicide fearing his health would stop him from ‘being the best’ — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young doctor is treated for depression after losing a relationship and failing an exam, a few years later when all is well he kills himself by overdose.
CMED boss was ‘suffering from depression’ — (The Zimbabwe Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Zimbabwe CEO takes antidepressants, commits suicide by shooting himself a couple of months later. No apparent reason, everyone surprised.
Citalopram is the Divorce Drug — (SurvivingAntidepressants.org)
SSRI Ed note: Citalopram transforms woman, she become selfish, reckless and and uncaring, couple divorces.
Husband opens up about late wife’s battle with PPD — (WoodTV8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking medication for depression appears to attempt murder-suicide. She dies, her 2 small children survive.
Devon man stabbed wife to death before killing himself in ‘extremely unusual case’ — (North Devon Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married retiree, 79, stabs wife to death with no warning,overdoses on medication and alcohol and cuts himself. Stress of home construction blamed.
Though danger signs were everywhere, boy’s life was still lost — (The Portland Press Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, from troubled home struggling to fit in at school becomes impulsive, suicidal, takes Zoloft intermittently, dies by suicide.
Navy vet gets life in prison after plea in pregnant wife’s slaying — (Orlando Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence takes antidepressants, "just snaps", kills wife and unborn twin sons.
Dublin man may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation; Open verdict returned in inquest of man (57) found dead on patio of Sandymount home — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Coroner returns open verdict on man on medication for depression who hangs himself, implies auto-erotic asphyxiation responsible.
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.
Former cattle breeder shot herself in the face after suffering stress when faced with losing her farm — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Rancher under financial pressure takes antidepressant, kills herself with no warning