Archive for Withdrawal problems

Brian Laundrie Was Prescribed Medication For Mental Illness Before Gabby Petito’s Death — But Refused To Take It — (Your Tango)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking anti-anxiety medication, murders wife on road trip, returns home, dies by suicide. News blames mental illness, not taking meds.
Trial begins for man accused of first-degree murder in Winston Littlecrow’s death — (Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Youth on antidepressants and stimulants fatally shoots father of 5, is charged but cannot be named.
Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges ‘She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically,’ claimed the children’s father — (Los Angeles Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering postpartum depression quits therapy, stops taking prescribed meds, becomes paranoid, delusional, stabs her 3 children to death.
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.
Jessica Camilleri sentenced to 21 years, seven months prison for beheading mother Rita — (The Australian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman forced to take psych drugs all her life tries to get off, behaviour deteriorates, stabs her mother to death in "stabbing frenzy". Mental illness blamed.
Family of teen who died by suicide says psychiatrist appointment came too late — (The Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Teen quits taking antidepressants on his own because they were "not working", deteriorates, dies by suicide a month later.
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom given Trazodone, Klonapin, sleep aid following marriage breakdown hates drug effects, tries to wean off, dies in murder-suicide with daughter, 5.
Massey stabbing: Accused Manchao Li off his medication and had major anger issues, jury told — (New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Citalopram, Risperidone for "major depression" stabs ex-wife to death in public in the day, claims he was crazy at the time. Psychiatrst disagrees.
Detroit police sniper shoots barricaded gunman who terrorized hostage — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar" stops taking it, experiences mania in withdrawal, takes girlfriend hostage, killed by police after 9 hr standoff.
Gunman killed, woman hostage freed unharmed after standoff in Detroit — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar stops taking his medication, takes his girlfriend hostage, has standoff with police, is shot and killed.
‘He was the best guy’: Questions, grief and advocacy follow suicide deaths — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: "terrific" man quits taking antidepressants that didn't help "cold turkey", falls into a terrible state, dies by suicide a week later.
‘SHE LOOKED NORMAL’ Mom said ‘he’s out of his misery’ after ‘stabbing and drowning five-year-old son’, her husband reveals — (The U.S. Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Sweetest mother"stops her meds for "mental health issues", becomes agitated, aggressive, stabs and drowns her 5-yr-old son. Withdrawal not suspected.
Knife-wielding Lancaster man killed by cops was mentally-ill, off meds, sister says — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants, neuroleptics has episode of mania, psychosis, charges at police officer with knife, is shot and killed.
Mother, 19, killed herself and her two-year-old son two weeks after breaking up with the boy’s 17-year-old father, inquest hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Loving young mom breaks up with partner, takes sertraline, stops taking the meds (reason unclear), kills herself and toddler son.
YouTube star Landon Clifford’s suicide followed long struggle with depression, drugs — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, medicated since childhood is addicted to 3 meds for depression and "uppers", never learns to manage emotions without drugs, dies by suicide.
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.
Mental Illness and Police Violence — (Psych Central)
SSRI Ed note: People diagnosed mentally ill (= drugged), are 16 times more likely to be killed by police that others. Meds the usual cause of aggressive behaviour.
Loving husband and father died after tragic mental health battle — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants feels depressed, suicidal (so obviously meds don't work), tried to reduce drug causing headaches, dies by suicide.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressants, still on Adderrall, shoots and kills her ex-husband's new girlfriend who loed her kids and tried to make peace.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)
SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Arkansas man killed in standoff with law enforcement — (News Channel 3 Memphis)
Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.
‘Broken’ young man sent to A&E by GP as suicide risk was referred back to doctor and told to ‘work on self care’ – he was found dead days later — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Successful young man put on antidepressants by GP, loses hope, motivation, becomes suicidal, mental health deteriorates, he dies by suicide. Nobody blames meds.
Man Accused Of Hanukkah Stabbings Charged With Federal Hate Crimes — (HuffPost)
SSRI Ed note: Peaceful man with history of "mental illness" [read: psych drugs], stops drugs, writes hate notes, goes missing, stabs 5 at synagogue. Anti-semitism blamed.
Police identify man who was killed in police standoff after shooting trooper — (Pennsylvania Patriot-News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for many years stops taking them, shoots at police when they arrive to do a welfare check. Police shoot and kill him.
Woman who used machete to force ex-boyfriend into sex sentenced to 20 years in psychiatric hospital — (7NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed psych meds doesn't always take them, attacks ex twice in 2 years, forces sex on him, judge demands she take meds, 20 yrs in psych hospital,
Video shows Dallas police mocking man killed as they pinned him down — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Officers suffocate man in withdrawal who called them for help while he begs for his life. Nobody charged, no job loss.
Officials: Man who killed mother, stepfather, another man had recently stopped taking medication — (WMURG)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran, long-time user of "mental health medications" stops them, becomes psychotic, kills parents, friend, himself.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
As inmate suicides spike, troubling questions raised about handling of mentally ill in nation’s local jails — (The Dothan Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Inmates addicted to psych meds die by suicide when denied their meds while incarcerated. Prison staff ignorant. indifferent. Significant problem.
A 20-Year-Old’s Death Was Ruled a Suicide — But Family Says She Was Murdered; Morgan Ingram’s family has never believed the official explanation of her death — (
SSRI Ed note: Bright student taking amitryptaline (or perhaps recently stopped) dies of an overdose of the drug. Parents certain she was murdered by a stalker.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
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.
Mentally ill man allegedly stabbed shopper to death after ‘exchanging words’ outside store — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married man gets mental health treatment, condition deteriorates, stops medication, suffers delusions, stabs stranger to death. Mental illness blamed.
tweet share email Husband of Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating son says his wife was depressed — (ABC 13 Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: Mother being treated for depression on and off starts to think and act strangely, drowns and decapitates 5-yr-old son. Charged with capital murder.
‘Autistic’ gamer, 22, who stabbed his father to death after being told to stop playing on his computer and move out is jailed for three years — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young man in 2-week withdrawal from Prozac stabs father to death when he is asked to turn off computer. Autism blamed.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man in 5-days withdrawal from anxiety medication, no history of violence, takes cocaine next day stabs to death grandmother of whom he is "very fond".
Why “happy” doctors die by suicide — (America’s leading voice for ideal medical care)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 2 psych drugs to physician recovering from anxiolytics, they make him paranoid, anxious, suicidal, he dies by suicide.
911 call: Chanhassen teen killed by deputies was in rage day earlier after car taken away — (Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, athlete on antidepressant overreacts to losing use of car, is suicidal, threatens sheriff's deputies, they shoot and kill him.
Man shot, killed by police during standoff in Wayne County — (The Pocono Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged for "schizophrenia", "bi-polar" stops his meds, shoots at brother, mom and at police when they arrive. They shoot, kill him.
Bay Area doctor suspended after incident with patient goes viral — (SFGATE)
SSRI Ed note: ER physician unaware that benzodiazapines like Klonapin cause terrible side effects in withdrawal, fails to recognize a young man's related suffering.
Neighbor who knew victims of quadruple murder-suicide in Northland reeling in shock — (Fox4KC)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed bipolar, "not on his medication at certain times", shoots, kills 3 family members. Everyone shocked.
Listless And Lonely In Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider Suicide — (Kaiser Health News)
SSRI Ed note: Man whose community was devastated by storm, is without antidepressant for a week, feels anxious, nervous, suicidal, cannot sleep.
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.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
Mother’s agony as daughter hanged herself after suffering withdrawal from Xanax which she took to help her cope with anxiety ahead of university exams — (All World Report)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, popular, student takes Xanax for exam anxiety, suffers severe thought/mood disturbance upon withdrawal, hangs herself.