Archive for Drugging children/teens – Page 2

Teenager hanged herself at boarding school after watching Channel 4 series — (Report UK)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with long history of taking antidepressants becomes emotional watching a TV show on the subject, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.
Overdose death of toddler is 4th this year — (The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 2, dies of oxycodone, Trazodone. Father has a spill story for the painkiller but does not explain how she came to ingest the antidepressant.
Mom: ‘I saw no signs’ son wanted to kill himself — (The Winnipeg Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with dark thoughts prescribed antidepressants, at 23 fails to land job, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed. Memorial website promotes status quo.
Her brother drowned, but addiction was his killer. Now she wants reform — (The Sun Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants, he becomes much worse, later becomes a drug addict, drowns. Antidepressants not suspected as potential source of problems.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs — (GreenMedInfo)
SSRI Ed note: Vulnerable children in need of care, learning and affection are instead being drugged with medications that will harm them in the long run.
Attorney for teen accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself raises questions about antidepressant — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage couple both take citalopram, he is suicidal, she encourages him to kill himself, and he does. She is charged.
How a privileged son went off the rails for a life of violence and vice — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, no relationship with wealthy, uninvolved parents, only $, increasingly troubled as he comes of age, takes drugs, resents Dad, eventually shoots, kills him.
Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died — (the journal.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Of 13 young Tulsa "clients" who died, 4 were natural causes, 8 suicides, 1 overdose. No mention of psych meds, likely a factor in most of the deaths.
Families failed by a broken mental health care system often have no one to call but police — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 23, on Lexapro 3 weeks, drugged as child, is suicidal, goads police into shooting him. Police kill him despite warning. Killer cop awarded a medal.
Meldreth teenager who ended own life ‘slipped through the cracks’ of mental health system, inquest concludes — (The Royston Crow)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, going through a "down" period is prescribed antidepressants by GP, commits suicide a month later. Mental health underfunding blamed.
An American ISIS Cell: The Story of 3 U.S. Recruits — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Ohio teenager with problems given Lexapro instead of help, joins ISIS, leaves USA, becomes a fighter, dies in Syria.
Mother of fentanyl overdose victim says bullying led her daughter to drug — (News Talk 650 CKOM)
SSRI Ed note: Parent of suicidal teen (bullying blamed) recognizes harm of fentanyl, but not antidepressants that lower judgement and lead to mental illness and addictions.
Inquest: ‘Loving, caring and popular’ teen Reece Burrowes found hanged in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, days after being prescribed antidepressants — (This Is Local London)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular football player, 17, prescribed setraline commits suicide days later. Everyone shocked, hidden depression blamed.
Paul Gascoigne’s lookalike nephew begged to be sectioned five weeks before his sudden death aged just 22 reveals his grieving mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: On antidepressants since 13, young man struggles with "mental health demons", is depressed, self-harms, has OCD, nobody suspects meds. Dies by suicide at 22.
Plano teen who fatally stabbed mom, brother was not intoxicated, autopsy finds — (Dallas Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who stabbed mother, brother and self to death deemed not intoxicated; "only" had antidepressants in his blood. Old head injury blamed.
Suicide Rates Rise While Antidepressant Use Climbs — (Mad in America)
SSRI Ed note: Suicides of US females increased sharply 1999-2014. % on antidepressants doubled during this time. in 2008, 5% girls, 3% boys 12-17 on antidepressants.
Prescription of drugs to foster youth under scrutiny in Sonoma County and statewide — (The Press Democrat)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, drugged with Prozac, Zoloft at 13 in foster care, remembers the meds made her suicidal, grows up determined to research natural alternative.
The World Health Organization is finally raising concerns about antidepressants prescribed to children — (NaturalNews.com)
SSRI Ed note: World Health Org discovers that kids are being drugged instead of helped, with off-label antidepressant prescriptions, drugs not approved for under-18's.
Coroner: Kindra Chapman committed suicide by hanging — (The Birmingham News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18 on benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants steals cellphone, is put in jail, where she becomes agitated and hangs herself.
The kids are not alright – What is driving teenagers in India, across socio-economic groups, to anxiety and depression? — (The Indian Express)
SSRI Ed note: Young man develops a strong crush on a popular girl, when after 5 years she rejects him he takes antidepressants, loses motivation, his excellent grades drop.
Murder-suicide third blow for Western dorm — (The London Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, dean's list student "struggling with mental health" accepted to grad school, kills self and mom. As use of meds goes up so do student suicides.
Cody Glode suicide shows mental health system is in crisis, says mother — (CBC)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, medicated with antidepressants since 13 seriously depressed, meds no longer "work", dies by suicide. Lack of services and mental illness blamed.
How antidepressants can WRECK young people’s lives: As prescriptions soar by 50%, three teenagers left suicidal by the drugs share their terrifying stories — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Three teenagers describe their problems, including suicidality, when they were put on antidepressants.
Study finds certain antidepressants may double suicide risk in children, adolescents — (FirstWordPharma)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane meta analysis finds that SSRIs double risk of suicide, aggression for young people.
Mother questions inpatient psychiatric care of son (17) who took own life — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager becomes suicidal on Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Risperidone, so his doctors increase the dose of Prozac and he dies by suicide.
“A few weeks after I graduated, I tried to jump in front of a train”: My bipolar disorder nightmare — (Salon)
SSRI Ed note: Prozac causes mania in student, 17. Results is bipolar diagnosis, lithium, neuroleptics. She blames clear iatrogenic mental illness on chemical imbalance.
Children as young as two prescribed antidepressants linked to deaths — (The Adelaide Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Australia's Dr Kenneth Nunn defends drugging small children with SSRIs for autism, intellectual disability, child abuse/neglect and self-harm.
Ranks of ISIS Recruits Include Mentally Ill — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrized young man plans machete attack at restaurant, Fordham says ISIS actively targets vulnerable people with mental problems, many on psych meds.
‘Promising’ student died from antidepressant overdose after recording emotional videos about her boyfriend — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacy student, 18, taking antidepressants has history of suicidality, commits suicide by overdose.
The Incomprehensibility of Death by Suicide — (Radio-Canada)
SSRI Ed note: Popular hockey player/university student given antidepressants, loses control of emotions, becomes suicidal, stabs himself to death. Depression blamed.
Alabama Girl Medically Kidnapped and Forced on Drugs: Parents Facing Jail for Failure to Pay State Child Support — (Health Impact News)
SSRI Ed note: Family may be poor metabolizes of antidepressants, given the 2 suicides. Teenager is drugged by state against her mom's wishes.
A Quincy suicide leaves grief and questions — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Depression medication makes life worse for 18-year-old star student.
Teen found hanged in woods may have been making a ‘cry for help’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: 14-yr-old boy given Prozac to help him cope with changing schools becomes preoccupied with suicide and kills himself 10 days later.
A Straight-A Student Killed Himself After Having A Bad Comedown — (UNILAD)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, 18, uses MDMA, gets suicidal, is prescribed fluoxetine. He commits suicide a few months later, only the illegal drug is suspected.
Renowned doctor rules Castle Rock teen’s death homicide, not suicide — (kdvr FOX 31 Denver)
SSRI Ed note: The article title is inaccurate. It was probably suicide.
Though danger signs were everywhere, boy’s life was still lost — (The Portland Press Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, from troubled home struggling to fit in at school becomes impulsive, suicidal, takes Zoloft intermittently, dies by suicide.
Why is it so hard for young people to find decent mental health care? — (Lacuna Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Angry, undisciplined teen, 17, stops eating, gets Zoloft, behaviour gets worse, she gets suicidal, dose upped, she commits suicide. NHS services blamed.
Schoolgirl took fatal overdose of tablets ‘after being teased by pupils for being poor’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 14 with divorcing parents has meltdown, experiences social challenges, takes antidepressants, becomes suicidal and kills herself.
Michael’s story: Mentally ill man attacks his family after being deserted by Pa. health care — (PennLive)
SSRI Ed note: Young man smokes dope, diagnosed w. schizophrenia,on neuroleptics (cause rages, apathy), isolated, attacks grandma. Antidepressants make situation much worse.
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
Derbyshire grandmother’s killer ‘plagued by mental illness’ — (Ilkeston Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Woman drugged as teen for moodiness gets antidepressants, neuroleptics, gets dramatically worse, turns to illegal drugs, eventually murders a woman,
Data from Study 329, that Claimed to show Paroxetine is Safe and Effective for Adolescents, Actually Showed the Opposite — (Various)
SSRI Ed note: 2001 Study 329 findings contradicted based on original data
Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do doctors hand them out like Smarties? — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants (1 in 11 adults in the OECD take these) are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Klonopin, Ambien, Ativan, Xanax, nortiptyline, lithium, Zoloft, trazodone, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac, Serzone, Paxil and Parnate finally dies.
KATRINA BLEW HER OFF COURSE — (The Andalusia Star-News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who was medicated throughout her childhood/teen years becomes an addict, steals, loses house, kids, gets into rehab, discovers drug free life is better.
Mom desperate to get help for son, Makes multiple attempts to get mental health assessment — (The New Glasgow News)
Teenagers, Medication and Suicide — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: A 2015 article full of misleading cliches and inaccurate information that help to hide SSRI dangers from public view.
‘Queen of Versailles’ Star Victoria Siegel’s Autopsy Shows She Died of Methadone and Sertraline Toxicity — (Eton Line)
SSRI Ed note: Teen "battling an addiction to prescription medication", on sertraline/Zoloft, methadone dies from overdose of these meds.
Jack Landesman’s father Cosmo wrote this heartbreaking eulogy for his son: Farewell my dear Jack — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Young man with parents who believe he was insane and should take drugs - the legal ones, anyway - feels disconnected, dies by suicide.