Archive for Sexual dysfunction / loss of libido

Saying No to Antidepressants: Reasons to Avoid Antidepressants — (A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD )
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist spells out the truth about antidepressants, they are dangerous, unhelpful, misrepresented and they can make you a patient for life.
No libido, no hope, but Nicola Gobbo not feeling ‘particularly guilty’ — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Double-dealing lawyer treated with "powerful" antidepressants deteriorates, loses interest, loses hope, libido. No emotion.
Fratantonio acted on ‘primitive emotion’; Testimony in murder trial focuses on intensity of attack on wife — (Cape Cod Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant is paranoid, viciously stabs wife to death, in court expert blames PTSD and stress.
How can antidepressants ruin your life? — (Quora)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has posted a list of the potential negative consequences of taking SSRI and other antidepressants as warning, since most MD.s refuse to see the truth.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do doctors hand them out like Smarties? — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants (1 in 11 adults in the OECD take these) are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Coroner’s probe: Why did Dunedin father Edward Livingstone kill his children? — (OTAGO DAILY TIMES)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Lexapro & sleep aid has strange dreams, assaults wife, is psychotic, knows meds are cause, stops them, kills family and self. Meds not blamed.
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Physician urges women to stay on SSRIs despite killing their sex drive. Invokes myth that takers are happier, ignores the many serious SSRI negative effects.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (
Study sparks caution on antidepressants — (New Zealand Doctor)
New Zealanders report suicidal thoughts after antidepressants — (
Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought — (Science Daily)
Marriages destroyed by SSRI/SNRIs — (Pharmacology Forum)
SSRI Ed note: Support forum for spouses who find themselves "married to a stranger" when their spouse takes SSRIs.
Antidepressants: Preschoolers Remain a Fast Growing Market — (Liberty Voice)
Compulsive behaviors as a side effect of antitremor drug — (The Seattle Times)
Adverse emotional and interpersonal effects reported by 1829 New Zealanders while taking antidepressants — (Psychiatry Research)
Fish on Prozac become angry, aggressive and KILL their mates, new study finds — (Daily Mail)
My Personal Big Mistake And Anti-Depressant Withdrawal — (
Experiences with Prozac — (D.C. Urban Moms and Dads)
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)
The Medication Generation: Many young people today have now spent most of their lives on antidepressants. Have the drugs made them ’emotionally illiterate’? — (The Wall Street Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Author of Coming of Age on Zoloft wonders if it might be a problem that people's development of self-awareness is blacked by drugs.
Celexa & Women's Libido — (
Hans Peterson Goes On Trial for the Murder of Dr. David Cornbleet — (Chicago Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Teen takes accutane for a few days, becomes depressed, blames accutane, takes Zoloft, has OCD, sexual dysfunctionill. Stabs dermatologist to death.
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
Kahler Defense Case Begins, See Witness List — (
Famous Dancing With the Stars Actress Paulina Porizkova Emotionally Numbed by Lexapro
Brother’s Keeper: One Family, Two Suicides — (Alicia Patterson Foundation)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, studious teen, sad over brother's death given Prozac, Paxil, Klonopin, Lorazepam, and Trazadone. He commits suicide.
Spray relieves runny nose from food — (The Vindicator)
My Wife was prescribed Prozac 16 months ago by her OB/GYN — (Just Answer – Mental Health)
Briton who strangled wife in his sleep walks free; Man ‘had nightmare about burglar and woke to find he had strangled wife’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants has sleep disorder, stops taking medication for holiday with wife, murders her in his sleep.
Accused in subway case battled with depression — (Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man, normal until he starts antidepressants suffers negative effects, wants to dicontinue, gets dose increase instead, pushes 2 teens in front of subway train.
Antidepressants ‘could harm sperm’ — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Researcher at Cornell finds that SSRIs cause fragmentation of sperm, impairing fertility.
Being unique is a disorder — (Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Sexual problems, gambling, stealing, anger mgt, compulsive shopping are now disorders to be managed by drugs. But antidepressants can cause them.
Helen Fisher: The brain in love — (The Morning Post Exchange)
SSRI Ed note: Researcher provides physiological reasons why people taking antidepressants experience relationship breakups.
The dark side of antidepressants — (Let’s take back your health)
SSRI Ed note: In 2008, there were already articles pointing to lack of efficacy of SSRIs, and their considerable harms.
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.
My life was very nearly destroyed by anti-depressants’ — (The Peterborough Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Recovered alcoholic feels sad after she sells her business, given Prozac, craves alcohol, stops feeling anything, loses sex drive. Stops drug and improves.
Self-Nonmedication — (The New York Times Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has terrible nightmares on Prozac, agonizing withdrawal from Effexor.
Night of passion ends violently — (Perth Now)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks, violently attacks boyfriend with bayonet after trying to poison him.
Antidepressants and Cheating/Lying — (eNotAlone)
SSRI Ed note: Man recounts the story of how SSRIs changed his wife from a caring responsible wife to an irresponsible "swinger". Another marriage casualty of SSRIs.
Extroverted Like Me: How a month and a half on Paxil taught me to love being shy — (Slate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Paxil for shyness, no longer gets work done, loses sexual function, starts to drink too much, has other negative side effects, quits the medication.
Accused Man Took Overdose — (The Eastbourne Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants, murders wife who has moved out of home, attempts suicide several times, finally succeeds.
Family say killer should never be let out of prison — (The Liverpool Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil pays for sex with prostitute, cannot function, demands money back, murders her.
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).
Broadmoor patient admits killing — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants impotent, complains, docs insist he stay on ineffective A/D, add Viagra. Then, indecent exposure, 2 sexual assaults, rape & murder.
Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs — (Springer Publishing)
Harrison man admits killing family — (The Louisville Courier-Journal)
MEDICINES FOR THE MIND — (The Washington Times)
Sexual assault conviction appealed — (ScotsCourts)
Can Prozac Change Your Personality? — (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Zoloft Paxil, Xanax, becomes anxious, shaky, unable to sleep, believes drugs are helping her but sister finds it hard to be around her.