Archive for Serotonin syndrome

Fears as common anti-depressant sertraline linked to two deaths — (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Sertraline can kill in more ways than suicide, especially non-metabolizers. It killed a healthy young man and a new mom, but The System does not blame the med.
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, Lunesta
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
Research confirms antidepressant-autism link — (WND)
Warning – Your Anti-Depressant May Induce Psychosis — (Turning Point Psychotherapy)
My Personal Big Mistake And Anti-Depressant Withdrawal — (
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)
Antidepressant Interactions Can Be Deadly — (The People’s Pharmacy)
SSRI Ed note: Physician, unaware of risk, prescribes Imitrex to healthy man already taking Xanax, Neurontin, and Zoloft. Patient dies of seratonin syndrome.
The Real Fresh Meat: I Hallucinated For Three Weeks — (Sabotage Times)
SSRIs, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep Linked in Children — (Family Practice News)
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
Urgent Warnings Released on Antidepressants and Zyvox Antibiotic, Methylene Blue — (
Misdiagnosis of Serotonin Syndrome as Fibromyalgia — (Tribe)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor misses seratonin syndrome, physical therapist sees that symptoms are not consistent with fibromyalgia. Patient suffers needlessly.
Studies Suggest Antidepressants May Be Worse Than Ineffective: Newsweek Magazine
Victims experimented with drugs: court — (The Brisbane Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man recommends friends take dangerous combination of SSRI and MOAI - used them himself despite known contraindication - they die, he is charged.
Teenage girl dies after taking anti-depressants — (The Telegraph)
Ex-Nets star Jayson Williams possessed dangerous mix of psychiatric drugs—(Daily News)
Warning on Side-Effects of Antidepressants: British Medical Journal Publishing
Regulating sleep in the first years of life is vital — (
SSRI Ed note: Research team discovers that taking antidepressants in childhood causes permanent disruption to serotoninergic system, impairs normal sleep patterns for life.
How Common or Significant Is Serotonin Syndrome? — (Medscape)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacist notes that serotonin syndrome is common, under-reported, and usually not recognized by physicians,
Mum died after rare drug reaction — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) +Tryptizol (amitriptyline) dies a terrible death from serotonin syndrome, not considered a potential problem.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) nearly killed me! — (Patient Info)
SSRI Ed note: Person prescribed Prozac to deal with father's death cannot tolerate the medication, reports this to GP who ups dose.
Yates murder convictions upheld: Appeals court throws out challenge — (Baraboo News Republic)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Cymbalta, other meds, suffering diagnosed but uncorrected serotonin syndrome kills his infant twins, is charged, convicted of murder. Meds not blamed.
Doctors: Prozac, violence rarely linked — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: "Nicest, most caring" man stops taking Prozac - also on Ambien and Xanax - because he feels like a zombie shoots 21 at NIU, killing 5, also kills himself.
No joy in this victory — (The News & Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 7 antidepressants to man, he deteriorates, finally kills himself. Serotonin syndrome diagnosed posthumously.
Doctors Fail to Recognize Life-Threatening Serotonin Syndrome — (Cure Zone)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 4, heavily medicated with psychoactive drugs since 2 1/2, dies of seratonin syndrome.
 ‘She didn’t deserve that’ — (Winnipeg Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, non-drinker on 4 psych meds for bipolar seems drunk, police take her to a de-tox centre where whe dies, probably of setatonin syndrome.
A Mix of Medicines That Can Be Lethal — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: College student, 18, on Nardil taken to hospital with fever, given Demerol, fever gets worse, she dies of seratonin syndrome.
Mixing alcohol and pills is dangerous — (Newsday)
SSRI Ed note: THe Graedons warn that mixing bupropion and escitalopram with booze could be fatal.
Two dead after fatal mix of prescription drugs — (Townsville Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Two men take both Effexor and an MAOI and suffer severe akathisia, then death from serotonin syndrome.
FDA warns of serotonin syndrome — (Buffalo News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffers serotonin syndrome, doctors suspect stroke or worse, she almost dies. Problem from mixing antidepressants with migraine meds.
40 Year Old Dies of Serotonin Syndrome — (Whitehaven News)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 40, mixes venlafaxine [Effexor] with phenelzine [Nardil], an MAOI antidepressant, and dies of seratonin syndrome.
People’s Pharmacy: Bizarre Behavior & SSRIs — (The Dallas Morning News)
Fatal combined intoxication with new antidepressants. Human cases and an experimental study of postmortem moclobemide redistribution — (Forensic Science International)
SSRI Ed note: Combining monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MOI) and selective serotinin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants causes serotonin syndrome which can kill you.