Archive for Alcohol craving

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shattered Dream: The Shocking Death of Former Braves Phenom. Tommy Hanson Left Friends, Family to Pick Up the Pieces — (Bleacher Report)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, family-oriented former major-league baseball player takes antidepressants for grief, loses edge, kills himself with drugs and alcohol.
Man killed by police officer in Cheektowaga was troubled — (The Buffalo News)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants does not continue them due to cost when supply runs out, drinks, becomes aggressive, steals gun, threatens police, is shot, killed.
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.
Falling through the gaps: the story of a suicide – Martin Strain, 34, was halfway through a four-month wait for an NHS psychiatrist when he killed himself — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants, suicidality increases, he abuses alcohol and cocaine, finally commits suicide. Mental illness is blamed.
VA responsible for vet’s suicide — (Military Times)
SSRI Ed note: Veterans Affairs continues to use combinations of SSRIs and neuroleptics to treat PTSD despite the many suicides that result.
Robin Williams — Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia — (TMZ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Comedian took Remeron and other meds, hanged himself
Video: Killer ‘just snapped’ – A jury in the murder trial of Robert Cromwell views his interview with police after Casey Wright’s death — (The Register-Guard)
SSRI Ed note: Man who drinks, takes antidepressants and sleeping pills murders his ex-fiancee, attempts suicide.
'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.
Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn — (CIRCUIT COURT OF LAFAYETTE, MISSOURI)
Suicide student's mum says lessons must be learned from his death—(Birmingham Mail)
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for FOUR MILES—(Daily Mail)
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
Man ignored partner’s pleas and hanged himself — (Western Wards Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man with alcohol problems takes antidepressants for a month, is very sad, emotional, dies by hanging himself while partner pleads with him not to.
Accidental death verdict for farmer killed in crash — (Lancashire Evening Post)
Increased alcohol use on Cymbalta — (Steady Health)
Boy killed himself after years of bullying, inquest hears — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Teen despondent over bullying given medication to help with suicidal feelings (a problem since antidepressants cause suicidality), he dies by overdosing on it.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES v. Heidi S. — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel for postpartum depression takes baby to park, drinks, becomes severely intoxicated, loses custody of son.
Double murderer jailed for life in WA — (The Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor stabs a couple to death, claims NCR at trial, court does not accept. News report does not identify problem med as SNRI.
Amad Jumaily’s murder of wife June ‘not preventable’ — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man unhappy about marriage breakdown, non-drinker, prescribed Citalopram, starts to drink. Dose increased at 4-week check-in, murders wife next day.
CARLISLE MAN’S BODY FOUND A MONTH AFTER HE DIED — (News & Star)
Rye man died after clothing caught alight — (Rye and Battle Observer)
'He had everything to live for. I was shocked' — (Hull Daily Mail)
STATE of New Jersey v. Baum — (Leagle)
Accused ‘drank four bottles of vodka a day’ — (Irish Examiner)
Heart condition caused mother-of-two's death — (Burton Mail)
In the Crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic — (The New Yorker)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran on prescription drug cocktail including antidepressants shoots American hero.
Tragic overdose mum had history of self-harming — (Bolton News)
I have no memory of killing my husband — (Daily Life)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Seroquel & "powerful drugs for depression", starts to drink heavily, personality changes, attempts suicide, stabs & kills husband, no memory.
Ryan Freel seemed to have it all—a major league career, a loving family, a few million in the bank. But life without baseball was more than he could bear — (Sportsnet)
SSRI Ed note: Major league baseball player takes antidepressants, suffers concussion, marriage ends, he kills himself with gun.
Case of Daniel J. — (Superior Court of Los Angeles County)
Lympstone bicycle pioneer took his own life — (Exeter Express and Echo)
Woman’s arson attack on family home led to father-of-two’s tragic suicide — (Kilkenny People)
Inquest: Dad's death 'accidental' Man died after his car hit tree at high speed — (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
Singh sentenced to 15 years to life in fatal DUI in Ventura — (Ventura County Star)
SSRI Ed note: Responsible, kind businessman takes antidepressants, gets drunk, speeds around town in his car, has 3 accidents, kills cyclist, remembers nothing. Gets 15 yrs.