UAE teen commits suicide, cops find book on depression near body — (The Khaleej Times)Monday, June 11th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Arab teen on antidepressant hands herself while reading An Unquiet Mind. Police blame book for the suicide.
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)Wednesday, June 6th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)Monday, May 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist treats businessman with medication for anxiety, he gets much worse, drives jeep into building killing 2. Conclusion? he needs psychiatric help.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)Sunday, May 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)Saturday, May 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man sad about loss of son, lack of work takes antidepressants, gets worse, less "rational", after a few weeks murders his family, kills himself.
Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job. Robert Duhaime’s employer denies bullying, but Workers’ Compensation Board has ruled differently — (CBC)Friday, May 18th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety and depression is bullied at work, dies by suicide. Medication not considered a potential factor.
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)Wednesday, May 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man "depressed" after birth of son, major move is put on "right medication", marriage falls apart, he commits suicide. Lucky it wasn't the wrong medication!
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)Tuesday, May 15th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
Suicide Is A Leading Cause Of Death For New Moms But Awareness Is Low — (Huffpost)Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018SSRI Ed note: New mom takes medication for anxiety. It does not help, she feels suicidal, unable to cope, dies by suicide. Postpartum psychosis blamed.
Coronation Street actor Kevin Rowley committed suicide after ‘struggling with ageing’ — (The Daily Express)Thursday, March 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man takes diazepam for years, struggles with depression, suicidality yet the drug is reported to have helped him. Dies by suicide.
Failing kidneys. Memory trouble. Big weight gain. The REAL legacy of a lifetime on depression pills…— (The Daily Mail)Monday, March 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Author sadly credits SSRIs for being productive despite her mom's negative mood influence, even while acknowledging their permanently damaging effects.
Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was ‘The Little Engine That Could,’ Mom Says — (Yahoo)Thursday, March 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man, diagnosed/drugged as teen breaks into neighbours' house, court forces meds on him, he stabs random med student in library, killing her. Disoriented.
‘I went on a walk and returned to find my husband dead’ — (The Guardian)Saturday, February 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Physician feels bad over a complaint is filed against him, is prescribed antidepressants twice, the 2nd time they make things worse, he dies by suicide.
More than brain chemistry: Is society, not just serotonin, contributing to increasing rates of depression? — (ABC Australia)Tuesday, February 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Researcher and author achieve the ground-breaking realization that "depression" is social, not medical, in origin.
Baum Hedlund Urges Dept of Justice to Reopen Investigation re Celexa / Lexapro Clinical Trials — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman)Thursday, February 8th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Forest Labs manipulates trials for Celexa, Lexapro to make them appear effective, after conviction for fraud law firm wants to revisit case for fraud.
Fidel Castro’s son, a bookish nuclear scientist, commits suicide — (The Washington Post)Thursday, February 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Eldest son of Fidel Castro is hospitalized for depression following his father's death, gets treatment as outpatient (antidepressants), dies by suicide.
Joshua Stimpson trial hears more evidence in Molly McLaren Dockside murder case — (KentOnline)Wednesday, January 31st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking his bipolar medication, stalks his ex-girlfriend, stabs her to death 75 times. No emotion. Jailed for life.
This brilliant Ottawa tech pioneer had wealth and a wonderful family. His suicide shocked everyone. — (The Ottawa Citizen)Tuesday, January 30th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Stressed entrepreneur has breakdown, is prescribed anti-anxiety med, dies by suicide 6 mo later. Everyone shocked.
Mum who campaigned for people with depression Corrine Leatherbarrow was found dead below cliffs at Kynance Cove — (Cornwall Live)Monday, January 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for many years, continues to be depressed, eventually she dies from jumping off a cliff.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)Wednesday, January 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)Monday, January 15th, 2018SSRI 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".
Police: Mom kills husband, two sons before shooting herself at upscale resort — (WYFF 4)Wednesday, January 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" Mum, pillar of church, gets treatment from pysch ward, shoots and kills husband, two sons and herself. No motive. Depression blamed.
Family’s anguish over missing student Sophie Smith after revealing she left suicide note before disappearing on Boxing Day — (The Sun)Thursday, January 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Student being treated for anxiety and depression disappears after talking of suicide, leaves suicide note. Mother urges others to seek the same "help".
‘I want it to stop’. At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat — (The Washington Post)Wednesday, December 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Promising student on antipsychotics, antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, self-harms, attempts suicide, is killed by police who claim shooting justified.
‘I Want it to Stop’: At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat. — (The Washington Post)Wednesday, December 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Two teens put on antidepressants which make them suicidal, depressed, anxious. After failed attempt youngest dies by suicide. Parents fail to spot the cause.
Rohde murder trial: Susan given sleeping pills after Botox — (The Times Live)Wednesday, November 15th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Stilnox [Ambien, zolpidem]+benzodiazepine by clueless MD dies by suicide at conference with husband, he's charged with murder, staging scene.
Woman with postnatal depression who killed herself ‘let down by NHS’ — (The Guardian)Wednesday, November 8th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young mum prescribed antidepressants feels life has lost colour, makes "multiple attempts to kill herself", finally dies by suicide, Depression blamed.
Pharmacist, 25, hanged herself during romantic holiday with boyfriend — (The Independent)Tuesday, October 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young pharmacist prescribed fluoxetine sometimes forgets to take med, goes on holiday with boyfriend, hangs herself.
‘Life is an illusion’: RML junior doctor fighting depression found dead in Delhi flat — (Hindustan Times)Tuesday, September 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young doctor subjected to ECT, antidepressants feels detached, loses motivation, decides to hang himself, leaves note, role of meds not recognized.
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? — (The Atlantic)Friday, September 15th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Prof notes that 2017 teens more disconnected, "depressed" than previous generations,, take way more antidepressants, more suicides. Blames smartphones.
Launceston father and child sex abuse victim stabbed himself after refusing medication and counsellingThursday, September 7th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for anxiety stabs himself to death in front of parents.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)Friday, August 18th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man stops his antidepressants, later starts again, buys gun. Effexor added, dose increased, one month later kills twin daughters & himself.
New Hope for Depression — (Time)Thursday, July 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: A glowing report on "breakthrough" antidepressants which admits that existing drugs (once hyped as miracles) don't work but non-drug options do.
Student, 21, found hanged after ‘unravelling’ with depression is fifth ‘to commit suicide’ at same university this year — (The Mirror)Tuesday, July 25th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Gifted student starts treatment for clinical depression, dies by suicide 3 months later. Four other students, none suicidal, share fate. University probe.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)Thursday, July 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
More communication key to balancing weight gain risk against benefits of mental health meds: Risk of weight gain must be re-evaluated by patients and doctors throughout a patient’s illness, say experts — (CBC News)Thursday, July 13th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man gains 200 lbs in 20 yrs, realizes what docs, assuming meds have net benefit, know, don't tell patients: SSRIs, other psych meds cause serious weight gain,
YouTube star Stevie Ryan ‘totally off anti-depressants,’ grieving death of grandfather just before suicide — (The Mercury News)Monday, July 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Utube star with history of depression, taking medications that stop working, stops taking all antidepressants, dies by suicide after death of grandfather.
Doctors unable to agree why a girl, 16, believes people are “robots” and “not real” — (The York Press)Monday, July 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, prescribed fluoxetine for anxiety, depression suffers psychosis, kills girl, 7, within month. "Emerging schizotypal" disorder, not Prozac, blamed.
Ghostbusters II Baby Oscar Actor and John Denver’s Nephew Dead of Apparent Suicide After Battle with Mental Illness — (People)Thursday, June 22nd, 2017SSRI Ed note: "Upbeat, healthy, witty, kind, outgoing" man, 29, given psych drugs that "took a toll on his personality", dies by suicide, schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Heartbreaking note left by girl unable to cope with her mother’s death — (Metro)Monday, June 5th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young woman prescribed antidepressants to help her cope with death of mum dies by suicide.
Hannah Leflar’s killer has ‘psychopathic tendencies,’ expert testifies — (CBC News)Wednesday, May 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed antidepressants, has hallucinations that continue after he stops meds. executes plan to kill ex-girlfriend. Diagnosed a psychopath.
Mom who killed 2 children, self left note: ‘Just know I loved my kids’ — (The Chicago Tribune)Thursday, April 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Separated woman taking various psychiatric medications sedates and strangles her children, kills herself.
Shock as trust admits failings at woman’s inquest — (The Portsmouth News)Tuesday, April 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman feels bad after work complaint, seeks help for depression, gets meds, they don't work, she becomes suicidal, overdoses, later dies by suicide.
‘Shaken’ heritage chief took own life after row with his new employer — (Herald Scotland)Friday, March 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Successful man, long history of depression being on antidepressants, argues with boss, quits job, impulsively hangs himself. Coroner finds suicide.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
Pregnant mum with depression hanged herself weeks before birth, telling husband in note: ‘Don’t come in, I’m sorry’ — (The Mirror)Thursday, March 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman given antidepressants after birth of first baby attempts suicide several times, meds continued, hangs herself in second pregnancy.
Zoloft Class Action Claims Drug Company Misled Consumers about Zoloft’s Ability to Treat Depression — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei Goldman)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Baum Hedlund files class action lawsuit alleging that Pfizer knew Zoloft has dangerous side effects, while not effective for treating depression.
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
Tattenhall mother takes her own life after marriage breakdown — (Chester Chronicle)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist doubles dose of Prozac for depressed woman who is not helped by the drug. She commits suicide, coroner does not suspect the med.