Last week Connie Ditto, 41, suffered head injury. (Hopefully you all recall how many times I have repeated that if someone has suffered a head injury they are at a much greater risk of serious adverse reactions to antidepressants. So serious are the adverse reactions that warnings of this should be as strong as the antidepressant Wellbutrin package insert details.)
Tuesday Connie went missing after sending some bizarre text messages to her husband.
“He said his wife has battled both alcohol abuse [The alcohol cravings are yet another adverse reaction to antidepressant use as detailed here: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssris-and-alcohol/] and depression in her life.
“Last week, he said, she hurt her head in a fall. Mark Ditto said he feared her disappearance may be the result of an internal injury she either failed to disclose or did not know about.”
This text message above is the last he heard from his wife and after that her phone was turned off. It was learned that none of this was true. According to video recordings of the waiting room Connie Ditto had gone to the walk-in clinic, sat down for about two minutes, and then got up and walked out.
This afternoon police located her and have released only the following:
“Henrico police said late Friday afternoon that missing mother Connie Ditto has been found safe….Police said this is an ongoing investigation and additional information may still be released.”
I have written before about the missing as a result of these drugs. One of the very first cases I ever worked was a young teenage girl who disappeared for three months and could not even tell her parents where she had been and what had happened during the several months she was gone. Few realize how common amnesia is with antidepressants. And not so rare is hearing patients repeat the phrase that they have lost track of who they are or have no idea it they will ever be the person they were before taking an antidepressant.
And this case sounds all too familiar to the case of a Utah woman I posted before who went missing last year in a bizarre case and was later foud dead. That story can be found here: http://www.drugawareness.org/antidepressant-kayelyn-louder-autopsy-inconclusive-after-body-found-of-woman-who-disappeared/
We have recently started a Facebook group to address this aspect of adverse reactions to antidepressants. It is called: Antidepressant-Induced Missing & Homeless and can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/384573685069360/
And hopefully one woman in our group will soon be able to write up her story for us as her husband has now been missing for 10 years after starting on antidepressants!
The latest update in this case is that Connie is now making accusations that Mark assaulted her – another all too common reaction to antidepressants – the false allegations of abuse. From the latest article we read: “He didn`t want to go on camera yet, but he said the allegations are totally false, and her own daughters made statements to that effect.”
We also have a new Facebook Group for that as well and I have a DVD on the issue of the false allegations and what causes them. Here is a link to the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=878496472235198
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
drugawareness.org & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. The book is available on our website at www.drugawareness.org (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else and can be obtained three ways: #1 download an e-book for $25 #2 order a DVD containing a triple combo of the e-book, the withdrawal CD, and a two hour lecture by me for $39 #3 order a month long membership at www.drugawareness.org for $30 which gives access to the e-book, the withdrawal CD and ALL 7 DVDs for a month (a $113 value) plus dozens of radio shows done over the past 25 years with multiple in depth 3 & 4 hour long interviews (And this last option is definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)
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