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Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
Suicides increasing for ages 15-24 — (The Citizen of East Alabama)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds females 10-19 catching up to males in rate of suicide, more by hanging & shooting. Rate for all teens growing. ADs, a major risk factor, ignored.
Mental health prescriptions rising fastest in 10-14-year-old Scots — (The Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Significant increases in prescriptions of psych drugs - sedatives, antidepressants, antipsychotics to Scottish kids since 2009,, thanks to drug co. marketing.
The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression — (Medical News Today)
SSRI Ed note: FDA approves another dangerous drug, ketamine in combo with oral ADs for major depression. The goal is to delay relapse. Relapse is caused by antidepressants.
New health alert over antidepressants as study finds a ‘rare but serious’ risk of suicide for patients on pills — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: 2019 Study "discovers" what 20+ yrs of research clearly shows - people on SSRI antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely than others to attempt suicide.
Family fears one of UK’s most commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs stopped their 24-year-old son’s heart beating amid concerns it could harm others — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Two young people taking sertraline suffer sudden death, doctors suspect drug but coroners record deaths as from natural causes.
The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression — (Medical News Today)
SSRI Ed note: FDA adds ketamine to the list of dangerous, ineffective substances approved to treat depression. Nasal stray supplements oral pill, delays "relapse".
When Giving Birth Leads to Psychosis, Then to Infanticide — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Postpartum psychis is not recognized as a phenomenon in US law, and the exacerbating effects of SSRI antidepressants are not recognized in any jurisdiction.
Commentary: It’s time for Utahns to reconsider the widespread use of antidepressants — (The Salt Lake Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Progressive group in Utah understands that antidepressants are as serious a problem as opioids but without the hype. They urge Legislators to act.
Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)
SSRI Ed note: Man sad about loss of son, lack of work takes antidepressants, gets worse, less "rational", after a few weeks murders his family, kills himself.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists challenged over burying of inconvenient antidepressant data — (Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Concerned psychologists and psychiatrists call out Royal College of Psychiatrists Execs for lying about duration, severity of antidepressant withdrawal.
Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years — (Benzodiazepine Information Coalition)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 68, has life destroyed by benzodiazepine withdrawal. Tries tor 3 years to recover, fails, finally decides he cannot live that way, dies by suicide.
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.
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,
My Daughter’s Medication Was Better Regulated Than the Gun She Used to End Her Life — (Vogue)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victim's mom questions wait between refills of antidepressants that keep her increasingly depressed, suicidal daughter "healthy", wants gun control.
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.
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.
Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival — (MHMR Services for the Concho Valley)
SSRI Ed note: Researchers examine variables related to the negative correlation between breast cancer survival and depression but exclude the obvious one: antidepressants.
Eureka police retrace final hours before murder-suicide of woman, 6-year-old granddaughter — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
The killing of Alex Myers: Mental illness and police and the state of crisis intervention in Indianapolis — (The Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: Men known to be depressed and suicidal, most almost certainly on antidepressants, are shot, killed by police.
Antidepressants Linked to Bone Fractures in Menopausal Women – Shorter treatment duration may lower risk, investigators found — (Medpage Today)
SSRI Ed note: Study in the journal "Injury Prevention" shows women who take SSRIs to treat menopausal symptoms 76% more likely to suffer a bone fracture/break.
Study analyzes link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk — (Psychology & Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Study that misses the point in its own data finds that painkillers, benzodiazepines and antidepressants are associated with higher rates of homicide.
St. Louis jury hears nation’s first suit claiming Zoloft caused birth defects — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Mom is first to sue Pfizer because Zoloft caused her baby to be born with multiple heart problems. Jury decides plaintiff's did not prove drug was cause.
Lexapro Maker Must Face Claims Tied to Suicide — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has akathisia on Paxil, switched to Lexapro, gets worse, dies by suicide. Forest motion arguing preemption is denied.
Antidepressant Drugs and Suicide Rates — (Behaviorism and Mental Health)
SSRI Ed note: Financially conflicted researcher publishes study claiming that antidepressants reduce suicide. Data show opposite, he retracts study, tries to hide truth.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (MythsandRisksInfo.com)
Anxiety Symptoms in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Are Associated with Medial Temporal Atrophy and Predict Conversion to Alzheimer Disease — (The American Journal of Pediatric Psychiatry)
FBI Report Shows Drastic Rise in Mass Shootings — (teleSUR)
SSRI Ed note: FBI finds that mass shootings in the USA more than doubled 2006 - 2013. In the past 14 years 486 people killed in 160 incidents. Guns, copycats blamed.
San Antonio Police Have Radical Approach To Mental Illness: Treat It — (Kaiser Health News)
SSRI Ed note: Police Department discovers that talking to people instead of killing them has a number of advantages.
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.
GSK pays $105 million in settlement for alleged improper marketing of drugs — (MoneyLife)
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, Lunesta
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
Avoid Garcinia Cambogia when taking this medicine — (Saludify)
Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn — (CIRCUIT COURT OF LAFAYETTE, MISSOURI)
Generic Paxil Suicide – Judge Rules Widow’s Case Can Move Forward against GSK — (Baum Hedlund)
New Zealanders report suicidal thoughts after antidepressants — (pharmacytoday.co.nz)
Mental illness in suspects poses challenge for police — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Senate calls on Health Canada to improve monitoring of off-label drug use — (Postmedia News)
As more students face mental health issues, MSU strengthens support — (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: North American College students stressed, suicide rates rising with antidepressant use. But A/D use is the one factor never mentioned in suicide analyses.
Drink-drive deaths soaring while one in five motorists have driven high on drugs — (Daily Mirror)
Eli Lilly and Co. settles wrongful death lawsuit — (Indy Star)
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (davidhealy.org)
SSRI Ed note: David Healy makes the case that the higher-than-expected rate of hanging suicides in Bridgend are due to antidepressant-induced suicide.
Suicide in the age of Obama — (WND)
Pfizer disputes suit claiming Zoloft doesn't work — (The Seattle Times)
Wright & Schulte LLP Files SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defects Lawsuit on Behalf of Couple Who Lost Infant to Heart Birth Defects, Allegedly Due to Paxil and Zoloft — (PRWEB)
Canada’s first class-action lawsuit involving birth defects allegedly caused by anti-depressents gets green light — (Maclean’s)
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Eli Lilly and Company named in class action over deceptive and unlawful marketing of Cymbalta — (Got a Class Action?)
Thousands of pregnant women at risk from antidepressants, doctors warn — (The Telegraph)