Archive for Negative side effects

‘Like a zombie’: Ontario group home chain accused of overmedicating kids in care — (Global News)
Kitchener man found not criminally responsible for stabbing parents — (The Kitchener Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for 7 years becomes paranoid, delusional, attacks parents, gets diagnosed with schizophrenia. Mental illness, not meds blamed. Locked up.
Ex-boyfriend ‘strangled former partner to death in front of her son, 3, after she started seeing another man’ — (247 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants brags in pub that he will murder his ex. 2 days later he stabs her to death in front of her 3-yr-old.
Tragedy of mum who took her own life after lockdown left her isolated and scared to go outside — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who takes antidepressants since relationship breakdown becomes apathetic, fearful, suicidal, makes 2 suicide attempts, 2nd succeeds. COVID blamed.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom given Trazodone, Klonapin, sleep aid following marriage breakdown hates drug effects, tries to wean off, dies in murder-suicide with daughter, 5.
Massey stabbing: Accused Manchao Li off his medication and had major anger issues, jury told — (New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Citalopram, Risperidone for "major depression" stabs ex-wife to death in public in the day, claims he was crazy at the time. Psychiatrst disagrees.
Doctor said he had difficulty talking to mum of suicide victim Sophie Parkinson — (The Born and Dundee Evening Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anxious youngster antidepressants, doesn't tell her mum the pills can cause suicidality, respects patient confidentiality, she dies by suicide.
Alabama woman admits to smothering 4-year-old daughter with pillow, gets life sentence— (Boston25News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from 13 psych meds suffers "blackout", smothers beloved little girl, lies about it, no cause of death identified, later confesses.
Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens — (BigThink.com)
SSRI Ed note: Evidence shows that in addition to other negative side effects, antidepressants increase suicidality. Why are we increasingly prescribing to young people?
Chorley teenager took her own life after battling mental health problems since the age of seven — (The Lancashire Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants after break-up with boyfriend diagnosed with recurrent depression, has suicidal thoughts, hangs herself in woods.
What Happened to Elisa Lam, Who Was Found Dead on the Roof of an L.A. Hotel in a Water Tank? — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Tourist prescribed toxic combo (Wellbutrin,+Lamictal+Seroquel+Effexor) for "bipolar" acts strangely, tries to reduce, has psychotic episode, dies in water tank.
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.
A cry for help summoned the police — and ended in his death
SSRI Ed note: Man, on antidepressants since starting high school is chronic depressed, suicidal with other negative side effects, police called to help, shoot, kill him.
GHD hair straighteners founder killed himself after ‘fearing bankruptcy’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Entrepreneur prescribed antidepressants for anxiety deteriorates rapidly, dies by suicide. Wife unprepared for effects of drug. Worth £50M, fears bankruptcy.
Boy, 15, who attempted to murder woman he met online exposed to extreme porn from young age — (The Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on Prozac has energy surge, develops serious violent thoughts, attempts to murder a woman he meets online. Parents realize the SSRI is the problem.
New study: antidepressants significantly raise the risk of suicide in the treatment of depression for adults — (Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: A 2019 study finds adults treated with antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely to attempt suicide than controls, due to effects of the drug, NOT depression.
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.
Update on the Toxicology of Suicide — (Primary Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Biased analysis starts with assumption that psychotropic drugs reduce suicides, findings show opposite but reviewers fail to notice.
Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects — (Gizmodo)
SSRI Ed note: FDA belatedly (26 yrs too late) acknowledges that "z" drugs like zolpidem can cause parasomnias with deadly outcomes for some people.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
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.
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man in 5-days withdrawal from anxiety medication, no history of violence, takes cocaine next day stabs to death grandmother of whom he is "very fond".
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.
Increase in depression, suicide risks linked to simultaneous use of common prescription drugs — (The Springfield News-Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Study published in JAMA reveals that many drugs can cause "depression", the more of these drugs taken, the higher likelihood, severity of negative effects.
SPECIAL REPORT: Derbyshire mum calls for change nearly a year after her beloved son took his own life — (The Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed teen "put through hell", "given endless amounts of medication" deteriorates rapidly, becomes suicidal, hangs himself. Coroner never suspects meds.
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.
SSRIs & why I handed in my gun — (MINDS.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman is prescribed Celexa / citalopram following death of Dad, she develops thoughts of killing the family of a man she felt disrespected her.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
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.
‘I Want it to Stop’: At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat. — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Two teens put on antidepressants which make them suicidal, depressed, anxious. After failed attempt youngest dies by suicide. Parents fail to spot the cause.
Steven Apilado’s Parents Shielded Their Mentally Ill Son From the Law — Until He Murdered One of Them — (The Dallas Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Sexually abused boy, 8, acts out, starts psych drugs, becomes "irritable, angry, violent", diagnosed bipolar, yrs of meds, worsens, permanent damage, kills dad.
Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third — (Medical News Today)
SSRI Ed note: Researchers find that taking antidepressants, which disrupt body biochemistry, raises mortality risk dramatically (by one third).
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,
Doctors unable to agree why a girl, 16, believes people are “robots” and “not real” — (The York Press)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, prescribed fluoxetine for anxiety, depression suffers psychosis, kills girl, 7, within month. "Emerging schizotypal" disorder, not Prozac, blamed.
One Missouri family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue? — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: % of US populatn has psychiatric diagnoses, paid to take drugs, live life of disability. Incentives to maximize # disabled in family. Human & economic tragedy.
Horrible suffering became too much for Adam Maier-Clayton — (The Windsor Star)
SSRI Ed note: Where do the lies about mental illness, and the damage done "treating" it, lead? To belief there is no recovery. To loss of hope & death of many bright lights.
Woman almost dies from an allergic reaction after taking prescribed antidepressants — (Natural News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has bad reaction to antidepressant, is misdiagnosed, stays on A/D, other drugs added, she gets worse, almost dies. Typical failure to spot drug effect.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: CEO depressed re: tension with father takes medication, has 1st serious self-harm incident, is hospitalized 2 months, self-harm continues. Depression blamed.
How can antidepressants ruin your life? — (Quora)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has posted a list of the potential negative consequences of taking SSRI and other antidepressants as warning, since most MD.s refuse to see the truth.
Patients suffer over gap between physical and mental health care — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Mother takes worried son to GP. Unaware antidepressants ineffective & dangerous for kids, GP prescribes one. Alex gets steadily worse, dies by suicide.
1 in 6 US adults say they have taken psychiatric drugs, report says — (The Bennington Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds that 12% of Americans - more than 1 in 8 - over age 18 are on antidepressants, most of them long term.
Kanye West’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper exhibits erratic behaviour caused by his medications, inclusing Lexapro.
Grieving mother says daughter, 16, who took her own life would still be alive if GP had not given her powerful prescription drugs — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed medication for depression and anxiety dies by suicide 15 days later, mother never knew she was taking meds.
Violent Deaths in Georgia, 2008-2012 — (Georgia Violent Death Reporting System)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victims were disproportionately represented by military vets, antidepressants in blood of 42.1 % of those tested. No way to know about withdrawal.
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.