ANTIDEPRESSANT??? Mother Charged With Murdering Daughter, 8, Asks Court for Psychiatrist

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Lisa and Teagan Batstone

Lisa Batstone has been charged with murder after police found the body of her daughter in her trunk in British Columbia, CA when they came to assist her in pulling her car out of a ditch. The picture above was taken just four days before the murder. In court Lisa Batstone asked to see a psychiatrist.

In the very beginning of gathering these antidepressant cases I searched for the cases of mother’s killing their children – something that really stood out, something so rare that society had really hardly ever seen before and all of them were taking antidepressants. Of course when a drug can cause you to act out your worst nightmare in a dissociated state it seemed the best of moms were taking the lives of their children while under the influence of an antidepressant. Now, 25 years later, they seem to be a daily occurrence!

In 1999 I did the Leeza Gibbons Show on mothers on antidepressants killing their children. Robert Kirkwood came with me to talk about the nightmare he had just gone through when his wife, on Effexor, shot his two small children and herself. And a nurse, Christina Riggs (Amitriptyline), who had killed her two small children and almost succeeded in killing herself in a murder/suicide appeared via satellite from a prison in Arkansas. To add to her family’s nightmare the state of Arkansas, just short of one year later after she refused any appeals in her case, finished her unfinished suicide when they put her to death using the same drug she had tried to kill herself with the first time!

Within days after that show a nurse on Prozac killed her child less than an hour from that studio. She was one of three nurses to go to court within the same month oeriod after killing their children while under the influence of these deadly drugs. Her name was Cora Caro (Prozac). Her husband was a doctor. The other two were Marilyn Lemak (Zoloft), whose husband was also a doctor and the third nurse was Andrea Yates (Effexor and Remeron) who most people never heard that she was a nurse when her case shocked the world after she drowned her five small children in Houston, TX.

I still remember the long conversation I had with Andrea’s husband, Rusty, as I was driving through Kansas one day traveling to yet another case while explaining to him the REM Sleep Disorder where you act out your nightmares in a sleep state. After my explanation he said, “Without a doubt this was clearly the worst nightmare she could have ever had! She was totally devoted to the children!” She had even quit working to be home with them. In order to spend more time with them she homeschooled them. She knew she had started having children a little later in life than she had planned with her carreer and wanted to take advantage of being with them as much as possible. They were her world!

Once again I ask how many children must die before the world wakes up from this antidepressant-induced nightmare?!


Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness &
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: And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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