Archive for Alcohol and drug interaction

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.
Mount Enterprise man indicted on intox manslaughter charges in Port Arthur wreck that killed teen girl, 2 adults, injured child — (12 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on anti-anxiety meds, Zoloft, drinks, drives, sees double, causes fatal car crash.
LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Off duty Sherriff's Deputy on Prozac drank, involved in high speed chase, behaves aggressively, is shot and killed by another officer.
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.
Man charged with killing wife, kids after being found in bed with bodies — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks beer, stabs wife and children to death, climbs into bed with them until he is found.
A&E doctor, 29, hanged herself after 12-year battle with alopecia and depression — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Talented physician / musician, on antidepressants for over 10 years, gets dose doubled, drinks alcohol, dies by suicide.
Moment wife asks husband ‘is this true?’ as he is confronted by paedophile hunters after ‘texting 14-year-old girl’ before he was arrested by police — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sertraline/Zoloft drinks alcohol, incites a minor to sexual activity, is busted, claims no memory of his actions.
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1,000 Americans a year — (Business Insider)
SSRI Ed note: Man who has been drinking takes Prozac, valium, antihistamine, becomes suicidal, agitated, girlfriemd calls police, he grabs a knife, is shot and killed.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules 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.
Chorley teenager took her own life after battling mental health problems since the age of seven — (The Lancashire Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants after break-up with boyfriend diagnosed with recurrent depression, has suicidal thoughts, hangs herself in woods.
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.
‘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.
Police negotiator took his own life on Christmas Eve — (The Shropshire Star)
SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted, "hard working & enthusiastic" policeman on antidepressants drinks, write suicide note and hangs himself. PTSD blamed.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
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.
Teacher had sex with students at alcohol-fueled house party, SC report says — (CBS17)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants openly admits having sex with student, is charged following incidents at party with sex and booze. Loses job.
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.
‘BLOOD WOULDN’T STOP’ Jealous mum stabbed her girlfriend after she slapped a friend’s bum during pub crawl — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks, flies into a jealous rage over nothing, stabs & seriously injures her partner. They split, she is charged. Depression blamed.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
Northwestern student’s death caused by alcohol, prescription drugs, ME finds — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: University student taking Proxac (fluoxetine) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) drinks alcohol, dies, coroner identifies cause as drug toxicity.
Mother’s agony as daughter hanged herself after suffering withdrawal from Xanax which she took to help her cope with anxiety ahead of university exams — (All World Report)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, popular, student takes Xanax for exam anxiety, suffers severe thought/mood disturbance upon withdrawal, hangs herself.
Macomb Township woman accused of biting ear ‘enraged’ by meds mention — (Macomb Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "half-dozen" drugs for depression, bipolar argues with ex, bites off part of his ear, laughs.
Mum who campaigned for people with depression Corrine Leatherbarrow was found dead below cliffs at Kynance Cove — (Cornwall Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for many years, continues to be depressed, eventually she dies from jumping off a cliff.
BULLIED TO DEATH Tragic young Stirling mum took her own life on her 23rd birthday after internet trolls made her life hell – and even post vile comments AFTER her death — (The Scottish Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" young mum goes to see her GP regarding depression has a night with drinks on her birthday, dies by suicide. Online bullying blamed.
Woman accused of attempted 7-Eleven murders ‘wielded axe purposefully’ — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Transgender woman on 5 drugs including "high dose" of Zoloft + amphetamine, becomes psychotic, attacks 2 people in 7-Eleven with axe. Blames mental illness.
I’m a narcissist, get me out of here: Jailed man’s appeal — (The Sunshine Coast Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression, bipolar etc uses alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, is suicidal, suffers failed business, shoots ex in face, blames mental illness.
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.
Jury to decide fate of CPD Ofc. Steven Smith’s killer, Lincoln Rutledge — (NBC4  WCMH TV)
SSRI Ed note: Divorced man depressed mixes alcohol, antidepressants, becomes paranoid, aggressive, suicidal, delusional, kills policeman in standoff. Gets life, no parole.
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.
Former IU student charged in attack on Muslim woman gets 1 year on probation, Investigation determines attack not a hate crime — (The Herald Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking stimulant + antidepressant drinks, violently attacks woman, is charged, has to leave university. Totally out of character.
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.
Perry murder case:  Wyoming cty. Court: Kastenhuber made several admissions in Perry murder; all statements can be used in trial, judge says — (The Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on anti-anxiety meds, drinks, skips a dose next day, kills her former friend for dating her ex.
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.
Nice attack: What we know about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Nice, France: man on antidepressants, not religious or a terrorist, kills more than 80 people with his truck on Bastille day. Police shoot and kill him.
Dad killer’s ‘split personality’ — (The Blackpool Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Homeless man, no history of violence, on antidepressants, amphetamines, drinks strong lager, becomes psychotic, kills his father. Schizophrenia blamed.
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.
Mum of teen killed by his drug-addict dad died from accidental overdose — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman grieving for dead son prescribed cocktail of medications including diazepam, duloxetine (Cymbalta), quetiapin, drinks, dies of overdose.
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.
Lawyers for Molly Martens make new claims in Corbett murder case — (Evoke.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Wife claims that husband on alcohol & Trazodone, attacked her in a rage, she + Dad killed him in self-defence. Jury rejects possibility, she gets 25 years.
Woman, 30, who was desperate for children killed herself and left a note saying she ‘wanted to be loved’ after a late night row with her partner over starting a family — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman being treated for depression, past overdose, drinks alcohol, argues with live-in boyfriend, hangs herself.
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.