THE DEATH OF FRANCES MCKEOWN — (Report By The Prisoner Ombudsmanfor Northern Ireland)Thursday, November 22nd, 2012SSRI Ed note: Suicidal prisoner on Prozac has violent thoughts, takes Trazodone, commits suicide.
Thousands of pregnant women at risk from antidepressants, doctors warn — (The Telegraph)Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Celexa & Women's Libido — (Topix.com)Thursday, April 5th, 2012
The Catch-22 of Antidepressants — (Huffington Post)Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
Two Cases of Babies Dying Whose Mother Took Effexor During Pregnancy — (Kamloops This Week)Monday, August 1st, 2011
Ex-nurse feared she wasn’t the perfect mum, so she smothered her sons and hanged herself — (Daily Mail)Friday, July 29th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Former nurse takes medication for anxiety, kills her kids and herself.
Infanticide tragedy highlights elderly mental health care issues — (English.news.cn)Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Family died at mother’s hand — (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD)Monday, February 28th, 2011
Nearly 1 in 5 Utah women use antidepressants — (The Salt Lake Tribune)Monday, September 6th, 2010
Jury told mom accused in baby’s killing either selfish or psychotic — (Detroit Free Press)Monday, March 29th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants smothers her baby to death.
Magnolia Reporter: McNeil mother killed two children 10 weeks apart, Columbia County lawmen allege — (Magnolia Reporter)Sunday, March 14th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Mother prescribed citalopram (Celexa) smothers first her little son, and later her baby daughter. She faces capital murder charges.
Postpartum Depression: Do All Moms Need Screening? — (Time Magazine)Friday, July 10th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Anxious postpartum mum given Zoloft, start to have homicidal and suicidal thoughts.
Astor Court Testimony, All Too Revealing — (WWD)Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Antidepressants and Gestational Hypertension — (American Journal of Psychiatry)Monday, March 2nd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Women who took (SSRI) antidepressants during pregnancy are > twice as likely to develop gestational hypertension. Their risk of preeclampsia is > 4 x normal.
Woman accused of murder claims Savannah hospital denied her entry — (Savannah Morning News)Tuesday, February 10th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman on & off "stabilizing" meds for bipolar, has episodes of psychosis, drives to another state to kill grandmother, aunt's boyfriend. Mental illness blamed.
No jail for mum who tried to poison kids — (ABC Australia)Tuesday, February 10th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman tries to poison children with her antidepressants, court is lenient because she "has major depressive disorder". Potential role of meds not considered.
Mother denies killing infant — (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle)Saturday, February 7th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is both casually cruel, indifferent to baby, who dies, abused, in her care.
Yeeda Topham vows to help all depressed mothers — (Perth Now)Saturday, December 6th, 2008SSRI Ed note: New mom who longed for child for years gets 5 medications instead of help and reassurance, attempts murder-suicide but lives, does nor remember.
Two Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Linked To Heart Anomalies In Babies — (Science Daily)Monday, November 24th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Odds of cardio problems in babies increase for moms taking fluoxetine or paroxetine, especially if they smake. Official advice: give up smoking, not meds.
Much-loved trader who drowned was haunted by cancer — (This is Cornwall)Friday, November 21st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman on benzodiazepine and citalopram mistakenly thinks she has cancer without proof, dies by suicide.
Baby dies mysteriously following neglect — (Dunn Daily Record)Friday, November 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants (but can't remember which) is disinterested in baby who faills to thrive, ultimately is killed by parents at 7 months.
Man found his wife hanged, inquest hears — (IOM Today)Monday, November 3rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Successful Isle of Mann woman has domestic problems, feels down, gets prescription for antidepressants, hangs herself, found by husband. Depression blamed.
Young girl’s death shocks family — (The Barrie Examiner)Friday, October 31st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young woman on antidepressants and sleeping meds assaults common-law spouse and he moves out, is found dead at a grow op.
Great-gran lay dead for days yards from homeThursday, October 9th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Elderly woman with Alzheimers given antidepressants that cause her to hallucinate, she goes outdoors in winter and freezes to death.
Andrea Yates case: Yates found not guilty by reason of insanity — (CNN)Monday, December 31st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Dedicated mom of 5, former nurse, drugged into delusions with Haldol, Effexor, Wellbutrin, drowns 5 kids, found insane. Blame put to not enough Haldol.
Pam’s Story: Indictment shakes resolve (Part 4) — (East Valley Tribune)Wednesday, December 26th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Suicidal mother, son on antidepressants diagnosed "bipolar", rescued from failed suicide pact. Boy, 12, stops meds after 8 yrs, no longer suicidal.
I COULDN’T LOVE MY DAUGHTER IZZY — (Gloucester Live)Wednesday, December 19th, 2007SSRI Ed note: New mom given antidepressants becomes "cold and emotionless", stops them, gets therapy, all is well, now campaigns for other moms to get help not meds.
Hermiston mom pleads innocent to baby daughter’s death — (The Tri-City Herald)Tuesday, December 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: New mom on citalopram neglects baby, feeds her so many painkillers, SSRI antidepressants that the baby dies.
Najwa’s son to testify against her in Taliep case — (Security.co.za)Monday, July 2nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Wife of celebrated musician take psychiatric drugs for bipolar, shoots and kills husband, charged with murder.
Lexapro related suicide? — (Drugs.com)Thursday, June 21st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman reports sister, anxious about pending divorce, tries Lazapro becomes suicidal, totally unable to cope, kills herself. Responder confirms suicidal urges.
Mother won’t be prosecuted — (Expatica)Wednesday, May 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for post partum depression forgets 5-mo-old baby in hot car, he dies. She is not charged.
Mum apologises for false claims — (The Sydney Morning Herald)Wednesday, May 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants "blows" $3,500, afraid to tell boyfriend she invents a story blaming a fictitious assailant.
Dying for a cure — (Online Opinion)Friday, February 23rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Journalist new mom given antidepressants, is suicidal, has panic attacks, self-harms, mental illness blamed, more meds piled on. Finally realizes ADs the cause.
Court faces tough issue with Escondido mother’s case Woman has history of postpartum illness — (The San Diego Union-Tribune)Wednesday, January 31st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Model mum runs out of medication for PPD, tries to drown beloved daughters in bathtub, is charged, separated from kids. PPD, not medication, is blamed.
A beginning to forget — (The Richmond Times-Dispatch)Friday, November 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: New mom given various antidepressants and getting worse goes to Mayo Clinic where she learns she is a non-metabolizer, drugs are poisoning her.
MOTHER SPARED JAIL FOR BABY DEATH — (Shields Gazette)Saturday, October 28th, 2006SSRI Ed note: GP gives new mum antidepressants, within 3 months she carries out a scheme to burn the baby to death & blame intruders. She escapes jail time.
Baum Hedlund Files Lawsuit Against Paxil-Maker on Behalf of Child Born with Severe Heart Defects — (Pharma Live)Friday, July 28th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Baby born with heart defect after mother takes Paxil during pregnancy.
Depressed mother ‘hanged herself’ — (BBC News)Tuesday, October 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman worried about suicide on Celexa threatened with Psych services if she refuses to take it, she does, hangs herself after a month. Depression blamed.
Pageant Queen Shares Testimony And Advocates Understanding Of Mental Illness — (Christian News Today)Saturday, April 2nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: New mom gets antidepressants for insomnia, becomes psychotic, suicidal. Postpartum depression blamed.
Mom enters guilty plea in death of infant — (The Mobile Register)Thursday, January 6th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Young mom can't stand baby's crying, gets antidepressants, becomes callous, abusive, finally kills him. Original charge capital murder, she gets 15 yrs.
Mom pleads insanity in murder trial — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)Saturday, October 30th, 2004SSRI Ed note: "Caring and devoted" single mom takes antidepressant, becomes paranoid and psychotic, kills her child. Mental illness is blamed, she pleads insanity.
Mother Charged with Stabbing Her Baby — (WOAI Radio)Wednesday, October 20th, 2004SSRI Ed note: New mother medicated for depression stabs her infant son. Mental illness is blamed.
Management of patient with severe, deteriorating mental illness (01HDC13687) — (NZ Health and Disability Commissioner)Tuesday, July 6th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman with postnatal depression given tricyclic antidepressants attempts suicide, medication changed and she succeeds.
Mother’s suicide should signal governor to act — (Chicago Tribune)Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004SSRI Ed note: New mom given medication for postpartum depression commits suicide by slitting her wrists in a bagel shop. PPD, not the treatment, blamed.
Mother charged with killing toddlers in Monroe County fire — (PennLive.com)Friday, February 27th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Good mom takes Effexor, sets fire that kills her two toddlers. Mental illness is blamed.
Murder-suicide Came After Mom’s Long Depression — (Orlando Sentinal)Friday, October 31st, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman starts antidepressants after daughter's birth, gets worse, struggles on "various medications" for years, finally kills daughter and self.