Archive for Drowsiness

Mother in San Jose murder-suicide struggled with depression; Woman had left job to seek treatment last year — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: "Doting" mother takes antidepressants, feels "loopy", gives up job, gets worse, finally kills sons 4 and 7 and self in murder-suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
What happened to Rohinie Bisesar? — (Toronto Life)
SSRI Ed note: Ambitious young woman from repressive family can't find "suitable" work, is hospitalized, diagnosed, drugged, stops meds, stabs a random woman to death.
Drug Pipe Found in Truck That Killed Four Ball Players — (Bloomberg)
SSRI Ed note: Driver taking Trazodone and Zoloft hits bus, investigation focuses on marijuana.
Reader's Letter — (SSRI Stories)
More Pilots Using Drugs, NTSB Study Finds — (Elements Behavioural Health)
Too much, too young? One in three Wyoming foster care children prescribed psychotropic drugs — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who suffered abuse, neglect as a boy given psychotropic drugs instead of useful guidance for years. Foster kids given more drugs than others.
Schoolgirl, 15, accidentally killed herself after taking anti-depressants and painkillers for ‘fun’ at a bus stop with a friend after skipping lessons — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage girls, 15, skip classes, take antidepressants and painkillers for fun, one dies of overdose.
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, almost dies by suicide, a week later goes through with it.
Together We Can Stomp Out Antidepressant Induced Suicide And Violence — (
Suicide student's mum says lessons must be learned from his death—(Birmingham Mail)
Antidepressant Use – Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes — (Disabled World)
Don’t pop that Prozac: The rise of anti-depressant abuse in India — (First Post)
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.
Wilsden woman with severe back pain 'took accidental overdose' — (Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
Father, son who died in plane crash laid to rest — (Stafford County Sun)
Carer Mirela Aionoaei jailed for drugging dementia patients — (Get West London)
Chronic Depression Interrupts Classes — (The Famuan)
Woman Using Med Defense: No Alcohol or Illegal Drugs Involved: Trial in Progress — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants gets new prescription, feels like she "can't be bothered", causes car crash that kills two.
Driver pleads guilty to killing Hanover woman: Defendant lost control of van while on medication — (The Baltimore Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on methadone and antidepressants falls asleep at the wheel, kills a woman, keeps falling asleep even after the accident.
Driver‘s deadly shooting spree ‘drug-induced‘ —(The Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 51, dependent on combination of drugs (Effexor, Epilem, Stilnox), drinks, embarks on "shooting rampage", one dead, 2 injured.
Antidepressant gives patient nightmares — (The Times of India)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor figures out that Mirtazapine / Remeron can cause terrible violent nightmares.
Lancs women sue over ‘sunshine’ pill — (The Lancashire Evening Post)
SSRI Ed note: Group of women sue GSK over horrific side effects and withdrawal problems from taking Paxil / Seroxat.
Older motorists under influence of drugs — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Australia discovers that older people on psych meds are a road hazard due to drowsiness, blackouts, seizures, confusion.
‘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.
Appeals denied, Ayer woman heads to jail — (The Lowell Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on depression medication dozes at wheel, kills teen, charged with vehicular homicide. No indication if she was warned about side effects.
Witness: Only prints found on bags belonged to defendant — (The Santa Maria Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant, sleep aid and benzodiazapine attempts suicide, murders wife after she files for divorce, Defence counsel misunderstands role of meds.
Teen admits she started riot while incarcerated — (Lehigh Valley News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, on antidepressants threatens violence, is trouble in detention, judge warns her against the path of violence but she is too drugged to notice.
Deputy aims shotgun at ex-wife and her boyfriend — (Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: Deputy becomes very irritable and explosive after stopping Zoloft, threatens his ex-wife and her new boyfriend with a shotgun.
Iraq vet accused of stabbing wife 71 times — (San Jose Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran, 19, in treatment starts new prescription, misses a dose, viciously stabs wife to death 71 times. Faces court martial.
Misdemeanor charges filed in bus stop deaths — (Las Vegas Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on high levels of Xanax behaves recklessly, causes fatal crawsh.
Statement of Stefanie E. Pelkey — (House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs)
SSRI Ed note: Widow of Iraq vet testifies how PTSD caused husband's suicide, his loss of sexual function, depression, confusion etc (all well-known antidepressant effects).
Behavior and discipline — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Parent get bad, incomplete information from pediatrician affiliated with the Washington state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, re: Lexapro.
Report says pilot in crash was on several medications — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on imipramine and desipramine and other meds crashed plane killing himself and 5 others.
Pilot Took Amphetamines before Fatal Helicopter Crash, Report Says — (Milwaukee Journal Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot lies about drug use on his license application, not entitled to carry passengers, flies on high levels of Prozac and amphetamine, crashes, 3 die.
Man found innocent of attempted murder — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Zoloft strikes friend with metal object. May not have taken meds that day.
Collision and Derailment of Union Pacific Freight Trains — (National Transportation Safety Board Brief)
My 18-Year Old’s Bizarre Behavior on Prozac — (Survivor Stories)
Deputy Sheriff Kills Wife and Self — (Parker Waichman LLP)
SSRI Ed note: Family man with no history of violence shoots and kills his wife and himself in front of their 17-yr-old daughter. Five children orphaned.
Pallie Carries — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman put on Prozac for weight loss becomes uncaring, selfish zombie, has terrible nightmares, develops physical ailments and gains weight.
Ex-County Man Kills Girl, Self — (Syracuse Post-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Young man takes antidepressants, becomes emotionally unstable, upset over breakup with girlfriend, lies in wait at her home, kills her and himself.