Archive for Polypharmacy

Naomi Judd Opens Up About Battle With ‘Life-Threatening’ Depression — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular oountry singer, long-time user of every type of antidepressant, none help,, blames "treatment resistant" depression, 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.
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.
Macomb Township woman accused of biting ear ‘enraged’ by meds mention — (Macomb Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "half-dozen" drugs for depression, bipolar argues with ex, bites off part of his ear, laughs.
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Singer on temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa) and painkillers works with hip fracture, it gets worse, he take too many meds, dies.
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.
Mother of three, 34, who struggled to sleep at night accidentally killed herself with a cocktail of prescription pills after ‘living a game of chemical Russian roulette’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum on many pills dies after taking a large, toxic combination. Coroner rules death was accidental.
Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen becomes moody at 14, diagnosed bipolar, given multiple psych meds, psychiatrist-cousin talks him into killing her lover. He is charged, convicted.
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.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
B.C. care homes provide anti-depressants without diagnoses — (Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Most B.C. facilities nursing are drugging residents with harmful meds, (antidepressants, neuroleptics) to make them easier for staff to manage.
The Unremembered — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Four suicides, three soldiers known to be on antidepressants and other meds. The Canadian military still refuses to connect the antidepressant-suicide dots.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Klonopin, Ambien, Ativan, Xanax, nortiptyline, lithium, Zoloft, trazodone, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac, Serzone, Paxil and Parnate finally dies.
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ star Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose, Coroner says — (Los Angeles Times)
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.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Cleveland woman with mental illness died after police used takedown move, brother says — (Cleveland.com)
SSRI Ed note: Medical examiner does not know what killed a woman taking citalopram, quetiapine, Risperdal and Benadryl and held down on pavement by police.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)
Why Chicago’s MasterChef Star Killed Himself — (Chicago Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Talented chef has panic attack, diagnosed bi-polar, drugged into serious mental illness, then diagnosed schizophrenic, he dies by suicide,. M. illness blamed.
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.
Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn — (CIRCUIT COURT OF LAFAYETTE, MISSOURI)
Drugs and aging can be a deadly combination — (The Columbus Dispatch)
Missing Corby man’s death ‘accidental’ — (Northamptonshire Telegraph)
Kill Me Now: The Troubled Life And Complicated Death Of Jana Van Voorhi — (BuzzFeed News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on meds including Lexapro, Klonopin, Ambien, suicidal for years, believes wrongly that she has multiple illnesses, dies by assisted suicide. Lawsuit.
Kapsik guilty of second-degree murder — (Winnipeg Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 12 drugs with no history of domestic violence murders wife, has no explanation
Dead woman was on cocktail of drugs – coroner — (Stuff.co.nz)
Coroner says patients at risk from ‘poor communication’ from Loxford Polyclinic to drug services — (Iford Recorder)
Anti-depressants for Turkish PM — (Hürriyet Daily News)
Mum warns of internet drugs after son’s death — (Melton Times)
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find — (Mayo Clinic News Network)
In the Crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic — (The New Yorker)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran on prescription drug cocktail including antidepressants shoots American hero.
Alcoholic Jean Morrish died at Sticklepath home after taking medication — (North Devon Journal)
Body lay in shower for 19 days — (ClarePeople.com)
Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions — (New York Times)
Wilsden woman with severe back pain 'took accidental overdose' — (Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
Mother Forgives Husband For Stabbing Their Twin Daughters To Death While Driven Crazy By Prozac And Is Fighting To Have Him Freed From Jail — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Loving father in Paxil withdrawal, on Ambien, Trazadone, Prozac and Lunesta, kills his twin daughters, pleads guilty to avoid the death penalty.
Teen accused of killing mom was ‘deeply troubled’ and on epilepsy meds: sources — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Volatile teen on epilepsy meds, steroids, and antidepressants loses control and beats his mom to death. Seizure is blamed.
Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales — (The Daily Beast)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier taking Zoloft, steroids, and larium prescribed by army kills 16 Afghans, does not remember, has no idea why he did it, pleads guilty.
Army failed my soldier son over breakdown, claims father — (The Telegraph)
Report blames ‘complacency’ in Minkler shootout deaths — (Fresno Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Vicodin, Prozac, Valium and Temazepam shoots and kills two deputies and himself.
Liberty Murder Suspect Squandered Thousands after Filing Bankruptcy — (Easeley Patch)
Strokes and psychiatrists — (Augusta Free Press)
Former cutter launches self-harm support group— (Victoria Advocate)
Examining the Link between Obesity and Mental Illness — (nhpr)