Archive for Alcohol abuse

Thomas Schreiber found guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "major depressive disorder" drifts through life, resentful and critical, during lockdown snaps, murders step dad and almost kills his mom.
Whitworth father-of-two found dead by his children — (Lancashire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants on and off, dies by suicide a few days after starting them again.
Accused in fatal truck attack on Muslim family asks London, Ont., court for legal aid; Nathaniel Veltman, 20, faces 4 counts of murder, 1 count of attempted murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft/sertraline retrofits truck for combat, drinks, runs down a family out for an evening walk, killing 5. Anti-Muslim sentiment 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.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
Psychiatrist says Silva Koshwal should be held responsible for ex-girlfriend’s murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, sleeping pills., illegal drugs and alcohol brutally murders, dismembers ex, claims not to remember anything.
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
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.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)
SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
Stabbing suspect’s sister: Mental illness behind attack — (Burlington Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Troubled homeless man subjected to periodic forced drugging, many assault convictions, finally kills someone. Mental illness blamed.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)
SSRI Ed note: Man on SSRIs since teens develops alcohol problems, violent thoughts, starts Paxil in Jan 2017, two weeks later shoots, kills 6 at mosque, cannot explain why.
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.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband ‘suffer’ — (Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Treatment for depression in 2012 starts "downward spiral" for loving mom, with suicide attempts, marriage destroyed. Shoots daughters. Killed by police.
Wife begged tragic Derbyshire man ‘not to be let out’ of hospital before his death — (Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man distraught over grandmother's death, split with wife, given antidepressants, attempts suicide, later succeeds. Depression blamed.
My Daughter’s Medication Was Better Regulated Than the Gun She Used to End Her Life — (Vogue)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victim's mom questions wait between refills of antidepressants that keep her increasingly depressed, suicidal daughter "healthy", wants gun control.
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.
The kids are not alright – What is driving teenagers in India, across socio-economic groups, to anxiety and depression? — (The Indian Express)
SSRI Ed note: Young man develops a strong crush on a popular girl, when after 5 years she rejects him he takes antidepressants, loses motivation, his excellent grades drop.
Bracknell mum’s death due to accidental overdose — (Getreading)
SSRI Ed note: Woman starts taking antidepressants, then binge drinking, overdoses on sleeping pills, codka and antridepressants. Not clear if suicide intended.
Deroxat, Prozac, Effexor, Zoloft : votre antidépresseur peut-il vous rendre alcoolique? Can your antidepressant turn you into an alcoholic? — (Le Lanceur)
SSRI Ed note: Les professeurs en France reconnaissent l'exposition de David Healy d'effets secondaires graves des ISRS.
Woman Dies From Drinking Soda Along With Anti-Anxiety Meds — (Cosmopolitan)
SSRI Ed note: Woman dies after overdosing on Prozac, vodka and pepsi
Woman who killed husband, son-in-law in DUI crash sentenced to 6 years — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandmother, 69, takes Ambien, drinks, drives SUV with grandson a passenger through her living, dining rooms killing husband and son. Gets 6 yrs.
Tragic mum drowned herself after council refused to take in autistic daughter — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Mom treated for postpartum depression after birth of son has a daughter with autism, she drinks, claims she cannot cope, dies by suicide.
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
Wisconsin bridge shooter had long history of mental illness: report — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants stops taking them, gets drunk, argues with girlfriend, shoots random people on bridge, killing 3, plus self.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
‘I was a pill-popper’: Aussie songstress Sia reveals new details of her battle with drug and alcohol addiction and depression — (Daily Mail Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Singer diagnosed as bi-polar almost commits suicide, survives, recovers and stops taking drugs.
Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone, Risperidone and other medication, in custody dispute, kills ex-wife, 5 of her relatives and himself.
Plasterer, 31, guilty of stabbing his identical twin to death during argument at family New Year’s Eve party — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Drunk man stabs identical twin to death, claims self-defence
Woman held in sister's death was also charged in 2001 slaying — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman medicated for 8 yrs takes antidepressant instead of neuroleptic, kills a man, found NCR. Later kills her sister.
Pensioner killed fifth wife then hanged himself because he couldn’t face another divorce — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man married 30 yrs, upset re: impending divorce, feels mildly suicidal, sees doc, gets Prozac, a month later kills wife and self. BBC does not mention med.
Double killer Glen Patterson knifed dad and gran, court hears — (The Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants becomes delusional, paranoid, kills father and grandmother. Schizophrenia blamed.
Suspect in Seattle Pacific killing had well-documented demons — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: "Funny, sociable, well-adjusted" man with alcohol problem quits drinking, takes Prozac and Risperdal for problems, shoots 4 at university, killing one.
‘My son would be alive today if he was still in prison’ – Gloucester mum’s heartbreak — (Gloucester Citizen)
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)
'I want my chips!' Furious mother who set FIRE to kebab shop because it closed before she could get her late-night takeaway is jailed for two years—(Daily Mail)
'I lean on alcohol when I'm depressed': Brandi Glanville admits heavy drinking and taking prescription drugs during heated RHOBH reunion — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman's alcohol use goes up with antidepressant use
Jugé pour avoir tué sa fille handicapée de 6 ans / Sentenced for killing his disabled 6-yr-old daughter — (BFMTV)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal plans to kill wife incapacitated by treatment for bipolar, handicapped daughter, and himself but only kills daughter.
Eton woman died after taking lethal combination of alcohol & drugs — (Ascot Windsor and Eton Express)
Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn — (CIRCUIT COURT OF LAFAYETTE, MISSOURI)
South Wimbledon man took his own life after emailing friend — (Your Local Guardian)
Suicide student's mum says lessons must be learned from his death—(Birmingham Mail)
Medics criticised by inquest expert over Bridgnorth man's death — (Shropshire Star)
Friends tried to save fragile Charlotte Dawson – (The Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: TV presenter takes antidepressant, dies by suicide
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for FOUR MILES—(Daily Mail)
Man killed after long highway chase — (Daily Inter Lake)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man on antidepressants exchanges gunfire with police, leads a high speed chase through two counties.
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
A Troubled Marine’s Final Fight — (TIME)
Marriages destroyed by SSRI/SNRIs — (Pharmacology Forum)
SSRI Ed note: Support forum for spouses who find themselves "married to a stranger" when their spouse takes SSRIs.