Archive for Dementia

Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergics and Incident Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study — (JAMA Internal Medicine)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants becomes fidgety, has mood swings, bizarre behaviour, dies of heart failure. Huntington's early onset is blamed.
A Startling Cause of Misdiagnosed Dementia — (
Army warns doctors against using certain drugs in PTSD treatment — (Veterans for Common Sense)
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.
TV presenter Fiona Phillips opens her heart over fear of Alzheimer's after parents' deaths — (Daily Record)
Antidepressants for dementia patients linked to frequent falling — (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Astor Court Testimony, All Too Revealing — (WWD)
Court scraps Ilusorios vs Ilusorios cases — (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Feuding family members accuse each other of causing their father's death. One accusation, rejected by the court, was a charge he died from Zoloft overdose.
Man kills surgeon who left him with erectile dysfunction over 20 years after botched operation — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants has sexual dysfunction, loses girlfriend, blames surgeon for procedure done 20 yrs prior, kills him. Revenge is attributed motive.
Shepherd shooting motive revealed — (The Journal-News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication that makes him "senile" accordin to wife develops paranoid delusions that lead to murder of 2 beloved sons and suicide.
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.
Saanich police confirm couple’s deaths as murder-suicide — (Times-Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 72, stops taking antidepressants and develops mental state attributed to dementia, stabs his wife to death, then kills himself.
Depression-awareness campaign aids Bradshaw too — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Former NFL Quarterback suffered concussions, now has depression and memory loss.
WIFE KILLING ‘A TRAGEDY’ — (Somerset County Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal senior university lecturer, 63, given citalopram, other meds, has nightmarish delusions, citalopram stopped, 6 weeks later stabs his wife to death.