Saying No to Antidepressants: Reasons to Avoid Antidepressants — (A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD )Tuesday, March 16th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist spells out the truth about antidepressants, they are dangerous, unhelpful, misrepresented and they can make you a patient for life.
Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)Friday, June 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)Saturday, May 12th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)Saturday, December 10th, 2016SSRI 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.
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)Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015SSRI 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.
Reader's Letter — (SSRI Stories)Friday, December 12th, 2014
New Zealanders report suicidal thoughts after antidepressants — (pharmacytoday.co.nz)Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought — (Science Daily)Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Anti-depressants taken by thousands of Brits 'do NOT work', major new study reveals — (Mail Online)Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Is mixing alcohol and anti-depressants harmful? — (Daily Mail)Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Antidepressant Use – Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes — (Disabled World)Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Why painkillers and anti-depressants are killing MORE Britons than heroin and cocaine — (The Mirror)Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Women team up to help those with addiction to prescription drugs — (Daily Record)Friday, May 24th, 2013
WEBB: DRUG TAKING REPORTER DIED AFTER HE WAS SEEN BRUSHING HIS TEETH IN THE STREET — (Court News U.K.)Friday, May 3rd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants becomes fidgety, has mood swings, bizarre behaviour, dies of heart failure. Huntington's early onset is blamed.
Eli Lilly and Company named in class action over deceptive and unlawful marketing of Cymbalta — (Got a Class Action?)Thursday, November 15th, 2012
I'm a Celeb: Brian Conley reveals his living hell in the jungle — (Daily Record)Monday, November 12th, 2012
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)Thursday, July 19th, 2012
ZELDA’S CORNER: TURBO-CHARGE YOUR LIFE — (Look4it KNYSNA)Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Out of my mind. Driven to drink — (DavidHealy.org)Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Brief History of Our Son — (White Wreath)Sunday, January 1st, 2012
GCSEs: Pressure of exams leaves teens suffering from mental illness — (The Telegraph)Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Spray relieves runny nose from food — (The Vindicator)Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Trauma of War — (Albuquerque Journal)Monday, February 28th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs kills another talented young soldier with polypharmacy: antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers.
Misdiagnosis of Serotonin Syndrome as Fibromyalgia — (Tribe)Sunday, January 31st, 2010SSRI Ed note: Doctor misses seratonin syndrome, physical therapist sees that symptoms are not consistent with fibromyalgia. Patient suffers needlessly.
Nasty effects as patients quit drug—(The New Zealand Herald)Friday, June 5th, 2009
parmadale murders another child – Faith Finley died after being restrained in banned position— (REALNEO)Saturday, January 10th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Girl, 17, on psychotropic medication suffocates while being restrained because of "disruptive behavior" at a center for troubled children.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology — (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)Saturday, January 10th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Child given Ritalin, clonidine and Prozac experiences horrible side effects over 10 months, "expires", cytochrome P450 CYP2D (gene) defect discovered.
MEDICINES KILL SCHIZOPHRENIC — (North-West Evening Mail)Wednesday, May 7th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young man on venlafaxine, clozapine, diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic - perhaps due to side effects - dies of massive heart attack caused by prescriptions.
Doctors Fail to Recognize Life-Threatening Serotonin Syndrome — (Cure Zone)Tuesday, September 18th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Girl, 4, heavily medicated with psychoactive drugs since 2 1/2, dies of seratonin syndrome.
Mixing alcohol and pills is dangerous — (Newsday)Thursday, November 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: THe Graedons warn that mixing bupropion and escitalopram with booze could be fatal.
Angels on my shoulder — (The Scotsman)Wednesday, March 8th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Talented singer loses "soulmate", takes Seroxat (Paxil/paroxetine) prescribed by GP, becomes shaky, suicidal, ill, stops the drug, recovers.
St John’s wort ‘effective as anti-depressant’ — (Expatica)Monday, March 7th, 2005SSRI Ed note: German research team finds herbal remedy as effective for depression as Paxil/ Seroxat. Of course, the 2014 restored Study 329 found Paxil not effective.
Girl in drug tragedy riddle — (Manchster Evening News)Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Student, 20, already recovering from disappointment over course, is prescribed Effexor, she has a terrible reaction to it and dies.
A Bitter Pill — (Sydney Morning Herald)Saturday, June 19th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Mom on Effexor tried to kill herself and her two daughters with car exhaust, is charged, judge agrees the drug was the cause. She serves no time.
Noah Wright Smith — (2006 FDA Hearings)Monday, February 2nd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Boy, 15, testifies at FDA hearings that all the drugs he was forced to take made him feel suicidal and violent.
The Science of Deceit — (Pure Water Gazette)Sunday, June 15th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Endurance athlete, 41, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, suffers serious negative side effects.
Lawyers gather information about anti-anxiety medication — (The Naperville Sun)Friday, June 14th, 2002
World health watchdog warns of addiction risk for Prozac users — (The Independent)Sunday, April 29th, 2001SSRI Ed note: Head of WHO drug unit says SSRIs overused. Woman given Prozac after fiance died says itprevented dealing with grief, caused serious withdrawal problems.
In Prozac We Trust Health officials worry that nation is becoming over-medicated — (The Denver Post)Tuesday, July 11th, 2000
MEDICINES FOR THE MIND — (The Washington Times)Sunday, May 7th, 2000
Fluoride – Damning New Evidence — (Health Net)Friday, March 12th, 1999SSRI Ed note: Fluoxetine causes: kidney damage, behaviour problems, cancer, nausea, pain, collagen fibre and bone tissue deterioration, enzymes and DNA repair mechanisms.
COLLEAGUES HELPLESS AS THEY OBSERVED FIREFIGHTER’S DESCENT — (The Miami Herald)Saturday, March 1st, 1997