Archive for Memory loss

‘Dad would never hurt mom intentionally’: Toronto man, 82, apologizes for strangling Helen Fronczak, his wife of nearly 60 years — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after. Media sees domestic violence.
Alabama woman admits to smothering 4-year-old daughter with pillow, gets life sentence— (Boston25News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from 13 psych meds suffers "blackout", smothers beloved little girl, lies about it, no cause of death identified, later confesses.
Moment wife asks husband ‘is this true?’ as he is confronted by paedophile hunters after ‘texting 14-year-old girl’ before he was arrested by police — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sertraline/Zoloft drinks alcohol, incites a minor to sexual activity, is busted, claims no memory of his actions.
Psychiatrist says Silva Koshwal should be held responsible for ex-girlfriend’s murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, sleeping pills., illegal drugs and alcohol brutally murders, dismembers ex, claims not to remember anything.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
Failing kidneys. Memory trouble. Big weight gain. The REAL legacy of a lifetime on depression pills…— (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Author sadly credits SSRIs for being productive despite her mom's negative mood influence, even while acknowledging their permanently damaging effects.
The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)
SSRI Ed note: Performer stressed by split with husband gets psychiatric medication for depression, bipolar, has air rage incident (no alcohol), in Jan 2018 "dies suddenly".
Christopher Garnier tells murder trial Catherine Campbell asked him to choke her — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant sees violent images, father on same med has nightmares, murders a woman during sex, cannot remember. He suspects drug, noone believes.
Frank Sinatra’s manager: Meds to blame for failing health — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking Elavil [amitriptyline] is paranoid, unhappy, anxious, loses memory and coordination. No apparent positive effects.
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
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.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
‘Caring, clever’ teacher fell to her death from viaduct after being ‘overloaded with stress’ at school — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Caring, clever, intellectual" teacher is anxious, gets medication, becomes overwhelmed, paranoid, cannot sleep, dies by suicide. Workload blamed.
Pianist’s wife accused of killing daughters struggled with mental illness — (stuff.co.nz)
SSRI Ed note: Mom given Zoloft, anti-anxiety drugs for sleep trouble kills her children, tries to stab herself to death, doesn't remember. Mental illness blamed.
Pianist Natalia Strelchenko’s husband guilty of her murder — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Abusive husband of classical pianist Natalia Strelchenko on antidepressant (+other meds), stops taking A/D by mistake, within 3 weeks kills her in fit of rage.
Indrani ODs on sedatives, taken to JJ; is critical — (Mumbai Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Wife of prominent businessman takes antidepressants, kills daughter, goes to jail, overdoses.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
St. Paul’s negligent in man’s attempted suicide — (24 Hours Vancouver)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, taken to hospital for threatening suicide, not monitored, attempts to die by hanging, permanent damage, wins lawsuit.
[NL] Dept of Justice using prostitute murder suspect as guinea pig — (Algemeen Dagblad)
SSRI Ed note: Dutch Justice Department decides to test a defendent's claim that paroxetine (Paxil) caused him to become violent in a personalized double-blind test.
New jury asked to decide: Was it suicide pact or husband covering up murder? — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Couple taking serious doses of pain meds and antidepressants plan to die in suicide pact, he survives, is charged with murder but acquitted.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Husband enters not guilty plea in wife’s murder — (Post-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Xanax, Zoloft and Valium, as well as sleep medication appears to have murdered his wife although he denies it and may not remember.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (MythsandRisksInfo.com)
Anxiety Symptoms in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Are Associated with Medial Temporal Atrophy and Predict Conversion to Alzheimer Disease — (The American Journal of Pediatric Psychiatry)
Plasterer, 31, guilty of stabbing his identical twin to death during argument at family New Year’s Eve party — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Drunk man stabs identical twin to death, claims self-defence
Watford woman died after taking painkillers and antidepressants in ‘tragic accident’ — (Watford Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on painkillers, amitriptyline and citalopram dies of drug overdose.
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)
About CTE — (Heads Up! CTE)
Increased alcohol use on Cymbalta — (Steady Health)
Clyde Auditorium death: Security guard says he killed Thai woman but denies murder — (Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Security guard in withdrawal from A/D bludgeons woman to death in toilet with fire extinguisher, cannot recall, blames mental illness. Found guilty.
Heartbroken dad reveals agony as decision to axe his son's benefits is overturned.. weeks after his boy killed himself
‘Spirits told me date of death’ — (Get Reading)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac develops odd beliefs, live-in girlfriend kicks him out, he attempts suicide, murders her, cannot remember. Found guilty of murder.
My Horrible Experiences With Zoloft And One Other Medication — (Psychforums.com)
Bridger ‘liar, fantasist and killer’ — (Cardiff Local Guide)
Is Titus Young the latest NFL player suffering from hits to the head? — (CBS Sports.com)
SSRI Ed note: Football player in withdrawal exhibits increasingly aggressive, belligerent behaviour, gets into trouble. Concussions / CTE blamed.
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.
My Personal Big Mistake And Anti-Depressant Withdrawal — (Inspire.com)
Killer denied parole — (Salem News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen govem Prozac for depression stabs and kills his mother, no memory, denied parole in 2013 due to "lack of insight" (he doesn't think he is mentally ill).
Ohio IP Exonerates Glenn Tinney in False Confession Case — (California Innocence Project)
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.
Pond Inlet, Nunavut, man pleads guilty to killing spouse — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man under the influence of liquor and antidepressants beats his spouse to death in front of their three children, 2, 4 and 6. Does not remember after.
Murder: Another Ambien Side Effect? — (Medpage Today)
SSRI Ed note: N.Y. Medical research team examines two homicide cases apparently caused by zolpidem combined with paroxetine. Medpage publishes a related article.
Frantic 911 call from Camden woman who allegedly decapitated her son: 'I did it, I did it' — (The Associated Press)
Driver to stand trial over nurse fatality — (Canberra Times)
A case of sleep driving? — (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Teenager’s girlfriend attack blamed on antidepressant side effects — (The Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac breaks up with girlfriend, assaults her, teachers say this is "completely out of character". He loses chance to go to university.
Beast who raped and murdered pensioner lies to police he killed a child — (Daily Record)
Jury rejects 'Zoloft' defense, finds ex-detective guilty of rape — (Los Angeles Times)
Did Massachusetts Fail Alleged Murderer Donald Rudolph? — (Boston Magazine)