Archive for Drugging Women – Page 2

Canada’s first class-action lawsuit involving birth defects allegedly caused by anti-depressents gets green light — (Maclean’s)
THE DEATH OF FRANCES MCKEOWN — (Report By The Prisoner Ombudsmanfor Northern Ireland)
SSRI 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)
Celexa & Women's Libido — (
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
The Catch-22 of Antidepressants — (Huffington Post)
Two Cases of Babies Dying Whose Mother Took Effexor During Pregnancy — (Kamloops This Week)
Ex-nurse feared she wasn’t the perfect mum, so she smothered her sons and hanged herself — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Former nurse takes medication for anxiety, kills her kids and herself.
Link Between Birth Defects and Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Continues to Strengthen— (Benzinga)
Infanticide tragedy highlights elderly mental health care issues — (
Daughter, 11, cried out ‘I love you’ as mother stabbed her ten times before trying to kill herself — (Daily Mail)
Family died at mother’s hand — (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD)
Nearly 1 in 5 Utah women use antidepressants — (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Jury told mom accused in baby’s killing either selfish or psychotic — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious postpartum mum given Zoloft, start to have homicidal and suicidal thoughts.
Astor Court Testimony, All Too Revealing — (WWD)
Antidepressants and Gestational Hypertension — (American Journal of Psychiatry)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 home
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal mother, son on antidepressants diagnosed "bipolar", rescued from failed suicide pact. Boy, 12, stops meds after 8 yrs, no longer suicidal.
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 — (
SSRI Ed note: Wife of celebrated musician take psychiatric drugs for bipolar, shoots and kills husband, charged with murder.
Lexapro related suicide? — (
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Baby born with heart defect after mother takes Paxil during pregnancy.
Depressed mother ‘hanged herself’ — (BBC News)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 — (
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Woman starts antidepressants after daughter's birth, gets worse, struggles on "various medications" for years, finally kills daughter and self.