Archive for Drug lack of efficacy – Page 2

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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
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.
Suicide Is A Leading Cause Of Death For New Moms But Awareness Is Low — (Huffpost)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
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".
Police: Mom kills husband, two sons before shooting herself at upscale resort — (WYFF 4)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
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.
Woman with postnatal depression who killed herself ‘let down by NHS’ — (The Guardian)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 counselling
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
Celebrity dog walker killed herself after becoming stressed with running her business, inquest told — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants gets worse, attempts suicide, GP clearly does not understand, she kills herself. Business stress blamed.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)
SSRI Ed note: Man on SSRIs since teens develops alcohol problems, violent thoughts, starts Paxil in Jan 2017, two weeks later shoots, kills 6 at mosque, cannot explain why.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: CEO depressed re: tension with father takes medication, has 1st serious self-harm incident, is hospitalized 2 months, self-harm continues. Depression blamed.
Doctor doubled girl’s antidepressant dosage before she live-streamed her suicide — (10tv)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor doubles dosage of Zoloft for abused teen in foster care, a month later she live-streams her suicide on Facebook. Pfizer blames inadequate monitoring.
Death of Brent student who died after being hit by train was suicide, coroner rules — (GetWestLondon)
SSRI Ed note: Student on leave to deal with mental health issues stops medication, jumps in front of train.