Archive for Drugging children/teens – Page 3

How the US Mental Health System Makes Natives Sick and Suicidal — (ICTMN.com)
SSRI Ed note: IHS seeks to medicalize experience of colonization, lost autonomy, pretend it is depression treatable with SSRIs. Result is increase in suicides, worse health.
Edward Covington, who killed his girlfriend and her two children, sentenced to death — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychoactive meds since childhood kills and dismembers woman and her 2 kids, talks to corpse, then hides in closet wearing only underwear.
Nine-year sentence for man who tried to kill neighbours in ‘wanton’ attacks — (The Brampton Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for nonsensical "disorder" stabs neighbour, tried to stab another, no motive or provocation. Inadequate medicaton blamed!! Deemed high risk.
Teenager left video suicide notes on phone before walking in front of train in Yate — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: 18-year given A/D, commits suicide
Son ‘appeared intent on killing’ during knife attack on father: witnesses — (Soo Today)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18 on medication for ADHD and depression (likely a stimulant and SSRI) becomes psychotic, stabs father to death. Mental illness is blamed.
Inquest finds Barnet teenager Alice Gibbs killed herself partly as result of mental health unit’s neglect — (Barnet and Potter’s Bar Times)
Teenager killed himself after his mother disconnected his Playstation — (METRO 82.7)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager, 18, takes Prozac for depression, commits suicide when his mum disconnects Playstation. Mental illness is blamed.
Brilliant student throws herself in front of high-speed train after becoming stressed over school studies — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Brilliant" Student, on and off antidepressants since age 13, dislikes meds, tells parents of suicide plan, later steps in front of train. Possible withdrawal.
Tulane’s mental health meltdown — (Yahoo News)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants now widely available on campus, more students are depressed, anxious, many more suicides, a murder-suicide. Nobody sees a connection.
14-Year-Old’s Suicide Causes Coroner To Question If Prozac Was The Real Trigger — (Inquisitr)
SSRI Ed note: 14-year old given Prozac, dies by suicide
An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: An extreme example of prescribing antidepressants instead of dealing with real problem- no investigation despite evidence of rape of 11-yr-old.
1st Circuit Tosses Suit Over Antidepressant — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Parents file false advertising claim against Forest Labs, court (effectively) decides that FDA prerogative overrides consumers rights.
”I’m sorry, I love you”: What depressed teenager texted her friend before stepping in front of train — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: 15-yr- old taking fluoxetine (Prozac) jumps in front of train.
Mental health in the NHS: ‘My son wanted to die; we begged for help but there was none’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Bullied teen given antidepressants gets dramatically worse, suicidal, has hallucinations, panic attacks, night terrors, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.
Aurora mother tried to fix her ‘broken boy’ — (Aurora Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward boy, 14, going through difficult phase given Prozac, self-harms, is socially withdrawn, finally commits suicide.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane study shows that antidepressants double risk of suicide for young people, prominent researcher takes citalopram, dies by suicide.
Derbyshire grandmother’s killer ‘plagued by mental illness’ — (Ilkeston Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Teen hospitalized for mood changes given antidepressants, neuroleptics, leads to illegal drug use, violence, antisocial acts, & murder. Mental illness blamed.
Contra Costa County foster youth’s mysterious death under investigation — (San Jose Mercury News)
Troubled schoolgirl, 14, died in her sleep after being given depression medication which is only meant for adults — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious teen, 14, prescribed quetiapine & sertraline, dies in her sleep. Coroner refuses to connect death to drugs.
Don’t be quick to judge mental illness, says Nicholas Layman’s family — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, diagnosed with depression does not take his medication "properly", has psychotic episode, stabs 11-yr old. Mental illness is blamed.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 What happened to Timmy Hill? Teen was shot during struggle with trooper — (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, long-time user of antidepressants, gets medication changed to Lexapro, shortly after "acts strange", is killed by policeman.
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)
Connor Verkerke playground slaying: 9-year-old victim was attacked after falling off slide, records show — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 12 on Remeron (Mirtazepine) and sedative stabs, kills 9-yr-old at playground. No provocation, no motive.
For Peyton – After losing his 13-year-old son to suicide, David James is spreading hope, one hand-knitted heart at a time — (The Alcalde)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 13, bullied at school given antidepressants which "seemed to be helping" until he hanged himself.
Popular East Devon teenager who died after standing in front of a train was suffering from depression, inquest hears — (Exeter Express and Echo)
Boynton Beach I-95 suicide victim had kratom in his system, tests confirm — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, taking antidepressants, becomes addicted to kratom, commits suicide. His mum does not realize that SSRIs cause addiction and suicidality.
Psychiatric assessment of Calgary man who allegedly stabbed five friends to death under publication ban — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: University student on psychiatric medication stabs and kills 5 people at a year-end party.
Family pays tributes to Gail McKinney, 16, from Great Shelford, who took her own life — (Cambridge News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen given Prozac for bullying, night terrors feels worse on it, asks for prescription change. GP agrees to change but she commits suicide before he sees her.
Psychologist casts doubt on Marsh insanity defense — (The Davis Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Teen has bad reaction to Prozac & Zoloft, in a dreamlike state stabs to death elderly couple, prosecutor invents motive. Found guilty, he gets 52 years.
Acton: Charlotte Cobbald’s parents’ plea for better awareness of anorexia in wake of 17-year-old’s death — (East Anglian Daily Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17,suffers anxiety and self-destructive thoughts. She gets antidepressants for a year, stops them, becomes worse, dies by suicide. Anorexia blamed.
Almost 1 year since Huntsville teen’s suicide, Daniel Adamek pushes for better mental health care — (The Huntsville Times)
SSRI Ed note: Parents separate, teen, 15 devastated, GP prescribes antidepressant. Doesn’t work, GP doubles dose, incident of streaking, then suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Selfless son paid off debts and called his mother before train ‘suicide’ — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Responsible young man seeks help for depression, dies by suicide a few weeks after.
Too much, too young? One in three Wyoming foster care children prescribed psychotropic drugs — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Teen who suffered abuse, neglect as a boy given psychotropic drugs instead of useful guidance for years. Foster kids given more drugs than others.
Young man’s mental illness keeps murder case on hold for more than a decade — (The Kansas City Star)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 11 put on psych meds for anxiety, deteriorates dramatically, by 16 he is paranoid, withdrawn, psychotic, shoots, kills mom's fiance. His life destroyed.
MacInnis to serve 38 years for shooting at New River mall — (The Roanoke Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mall shooter, fan of school shootings while on psych meds stops them, 3 months later shoots people at local mall. Guns & mental illness blamed. Gets 38 yrs.
Lawsuit Alleges Celexa, Lexapro Makers Mislead On Safety for Children — (AboutLawsuits.com)
Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Milford Classmate’s Stabbing; Attorneys Consider Insanity Defense — (The Hartford Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 16, athlete and student with no prior problems, on psychoactive drugs including Prozac, suffers psychotic episode, stabs a friend to death.
An American teenager: Disaffected, isolated and inexplicably angry, Geddy Kramer seemed to fit the profile of a mass shooter. So why was it so hard to predict — and prevent — his rampage? — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Teen "devastated" by parents divorce, takes antidepressants, fan of Columbine, plans a mass killing, shoots 6 people at Fedex plus himself. Only he dies.
No Charges in Sparks Middle School Shooting — (KOLO 8 News)
SSRI Ed note: Seventh-grader, 12, on Prozac, carries semi-automatic weapon to school, shoots 3, killing a teacher, then kills himself.
Uni student killed himself with poison gas in a tent — (This is Oxfordshire)
SSRI Ed note: A student with non-specific suicidal thoughts gets "help" from GP who prescribes antidepressants. Result is detailed, successful plan for death by poison gas.
Schoolboy, 15, accused of stabbing teacher was ‘loner’ who played online video games Dark Souls and Grand Theft Auto — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Friends say that teen who stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death took drugs, including antidepressants.
The Antidepressant Generation — (The New York Times)
11-year-old boy’s suicide attempt part of epidemic — (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
Colorado responds slowly to psychotropic drug use among foster kids — (The Denver Post)
Coroner rules out ‘suicide pact’ — (Wairarapa Times Age)
Helena Belmonte Dead: Latest News is That Filipino Model Had Bipolar Disorder — (The Epoch Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman, long-term antidepressant user, drinks alcohol, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Man charged in death of girlfriend's baby; child had mom's antidepressants in her system — (The Republic)
New Epidemic — (DrLucire.com)
SSRI Ed note: Dr Lucire examines trends in suicide, violence related to antidepressant and other psychoactive drug use.
New Zealanders report suicidal thoughts after antidepressants — (pharmacytoday.co.nz)