Several years ago I worked on the totally out of character case of Donna Fairchild in Mesquite. Donna and her husband were retired Denver, Colorado police officers. She was on the City Council and running for mayor when she decided she wanted to quit smoking.
After taking Zyban (Wellbutrin) for a period of about three months as a stop smoking aid she quit taking the drug, completely unaware that you cannot just stop taking an antidepressant (if she even was made aware that it was an antidepressant she was taking as a stop smoking aid!!!!) and two weeks later shot her husband and herself in the middle of the night. http://ssristories.net/archive/show7908.php?item=4723
So very similar to what comedian Phil Hartman’s wife did only weeks after having her Zoloft dose cut in half.
Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder
Donna appeared to have suffered the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) from the abrupt withdrawal, where you act out nightmares in a dream state. We do know that 86% of those being diagnosed with this deadly sleep disorder are currently taking an antidepressant even though RBD has long been known as a drug withdrawal state – so did that increase her chances of going into this deadly disorder?
RBD has also long been known to include both murder and suicide where a staggering 80% hurt themselves or others. I discuss this deadly disorder at length in my book Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! And we have a Facebook group as well titled Antidepressant-induced REM Sleep Disorder, found at the following link:
Antidepressant Side Effect of Homicidal Ideation
Daniel P. Linskey, the past Superintendent in Chief, the second highest position in the Boston Police Department, was interviewed Tuesday morning on the Morning Show for Fox News. When asked what the police should be doing in wake of this mass shooting he replied that they should be searching his home for medications that produce “homicidal ideation” as a side effect – medications like antidepressants.
But too few understand the meaning of the term homicidal ideation. The listed side effect of “homicidal ideation” means obsessive compulsive ruminating thoughts and actions of, not just killing, but those same obsessive compulsive ruminating thoughts of various ways to accomplish the killing. When we have little children on these drugs throwing their teddy bears on the floor and screaming over and over again “Kill! Kill! Die! Die!” the feel for the term “homicidal ideation” should be more obvious to people.
One man who had been on Zoloft only three days reported that he wanted to die like he wanted a new Ferrari, but he wanted death not only for himself, but for all his friends. He wanted all of them to get together and die together. That is the side effect to antidepressants known as “homicidal ideation”!
Elevated Serotonin Levels Produce Violence