Archive for Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)

Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)
SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
When love isn’t enough A daughter’s suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student suffers physical challenge, ECT, forced into inactivity she is treated for "mental illness", she becomes suicidal, overdoses, dies.
Ex-Fort Carson soldier admits to killing man in botched robbery — (Colorado Springs Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Ex-soldier diagnosed with PTSD, on medication for depression and anxiety, breaks in to a home with plans to steal, stabs a man to death. Gets 45 - 60 yrs.
Canadian Ty Pozzobon’s death a wake-up call for rodeo riders about effects of concussions — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young bull rider suffers multiple concussions, seeks "treatment" from family physician, dies by suicide. CTE blamed.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)
SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston’s Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life — (Vice Sports)
SSRI Ed note: Football player, 27, possible CTE, is given antidepressants including Lexapro, has mood swings, rages, suicidal thoughts, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
 Hunt family inquest reopens pain of tragic deaths — (The Australian)
SSRI Ed note: Kim Hunt takes antidepressants on and off, with negative impact on her personality, patience with her children. Husband eventually kills entire family.
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, Lunesta
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
Dad describes son’s suicide — (The Tribune Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq Vet, on Valium, Percocet, Paxil - dose increased 4 times - for PTSD, pain, shoots & kills himself in front of Dad. Care criticized, Paxil not a suspect.
About CTE — (Heads Up! CTE)
Is Titus Young the latest NFL player suffering from hits to the head? — (CBS
SSRI Ed note: Football player in withdrawal exhibits increasingly aggressive, belligerent behaviour, gets into trouble. Concussions / CTE blamed.
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.
Expert pans Fujita’s psychosis defense; Psychiatrist says rage led to killing — (Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sister's medication for sleep, anxiety and antidepressant is increasingly depressed, withdrawn, murders his ex-girlfriend.
Lawsuit Against The NHLPA By The Late Derek Boogaard’s Family Signals Legal Concern For The NHL —(Ruling Sports)
Brain Ailments in Veterans Likened to Those in Athletes — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran suffers emotional problems, takes antidepressants, hangs himself. Researchers speculate C.T.E. a cause.
The Tragic Suicide Death of Junior Seau — (Psych Central)
SSRI Ed note: Former NFL player takes Ambien, even though it is not helping him sleep. He dies by suicide, CTE is the suspected cause, not the med.
Mother, friend say Belak battled depression — (National Post)
More Thoughts On Rick Rypien, Head Trauma — (Capital Region Sports)
DiManno: What drove a mother to drown her daughters — (The Sunday Star)
SSRI Ed note: Mom with no coping skills and no support system takes psychoactive medication, loses custody of kids, drowns them. Mental illness is blamed.
Care-home shooting suspect a Gulf War vet suffering from stress disorder—(Vancouver Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Vet of Gulf war in care home following serious accident, on depression meds, has incident of barricading, attacking other residents.
Man with head trauma ordered to stand trial for fatally stabbing surgeon father — (The Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man with CTE on Ambien, Lexapro has delusions, stabs and kills surgeon father,
Despite PTSD, fallen soldier was determined to return to Iraq — (Rocky Mountain News)
SSRI Ed note: Army man suffers thought disturbance on antidepressants, tells father about issue, dies by suicide. His wife recognizes antidepressants as cause.
Benoit tests show major brain damage — (Florida Sun Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Pro wrestler on steroids takes Zoloft, murders wife and son then hangs himself.
‘I don’t want anyone to end up like me’ — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Former Patriots' linebacker with CTE takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, depression worsens, he becomes confused, unreliable, has memory lapses, loses relationship.
Smith acquitted on insanity defense — (Charlotte Sun Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants becomes disoriented, fires gun at gas station. Stops drug, is fine again. Pleads insanity, judge accepts.
A tormented soul — (
SSRI Ed note: Former NFL football player suffers serious loss of quality of life from effects of polypharmacy, including antidepressants. Dies at 50.
Depression-awareness campaign aids Bradshaw too — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Former NFL Quarterback suffered concussions, now has depression and memory loss.
The Downsides of Prozac — (Harvard Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Glenmullen explains the phenomenon of SSRIs giving a temporary mood boost to some, the effects wearing off, and the taker being left more depressed.
Police: Mother Set Child On Fire – Penni Davis Lit A Cinderella Blanket On Fire While She And Her 6-Year-Old Daughter —Were Sitting On It, The Child Told Sheriff’s Deputies — (The Syracuse Post-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple antidepressants decides to kills herself and her your daughter to escape an unknown threat. Luckily she fails.