Family double death horror

I’ve just seen this terrible story in the Daily Mirror:

A father is believed to have returned home yesterday evening to find his two young children murdered and his wife with her wrists slit.

Emergency services were called to the home in Wandsworth, south west London, but the 10-week-old baby boy and one-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem is due to take place today although reports have suggested the children showed no signs of injury and may have been smothered.

A woman in her mid-30s, believed to be the man’s wife, was arrested over the deaths and is being questioned by detectives today.

She is understood to have self-harmed but did not require hospital treatment.

Police are believed to be investigating the possibility that the mother was suffering from post-natal depression.

In cases like this, I believe one of the first things to establish is what (if anything) the woman was being treated with for her depression…

The authorities simply must start to take notice about this issue and the public deserves to know if there is a connection between acts of extreme violence and drug treatment – I believe that antidepressants can cause extreme violence.

All too often in the past, it seemed that the only other people in the world who would ever begin to entertain the possibility were people such as Michael Moore and Dr Peter Breggin in the USA – and in England David Healy, Andrew Herxheimer and David B. Menkes, who co-authored a paper on the subject in 2006 – Antidepressants and Violence: Problems at the Interface of Medicine and Law.

If you want more information, then you can read follow up with these links (or just type ‘Violence’ in the search box on the left of your screen:

What made Raoul Moat do it

Nebraska shooting – antidepressant connection yet again?

Lost in translation – were Anti-Depressants Involved In Finland School Massacre?

A brief history of school shootings

The Finland Massacre

SSRI stories

Antidepressants and violence

As I’ve said, there has to be a proper investigation into this issue – and I believe that the drug companies (such as Glaxo) know the problem exists, but have done nothing about it as it would have affected their profits.



7 Responses to “Family double death horror”

  1. PaddyM Says:

    Here is another one that happened yesterday (May 9 2012) in Mississauga Ontario – close to Toronto Canada–neighbours-stunned-after-mom-charged-wth-murder

    “Upon arrival they found the body of 4-month-old Alexander Platonov at the house. A police source told The Mississauga News the boy was smothered.Alexander’s mother, 40-year-old Corinne Platonov, was arrested and charged.”

  2. Sheila Herd Says:

    Thanks for posting this, I commented on the GSK license to Kill blog and then realised it was you who wrote it. I have met one or two people through my blog who have been tortured by thoughts of violence to themselves or others. Everytime I hear a story in the news like this I wonder what role drugs played, and whether they suddenly increased, decreased or cold turkey’d.

  3. annie Says:

    Islanders ‘shocked and stunned’ by death of gp. Dr. Weldon,popular gp, Isle of Eigg was found hanging, aged 54, after 12 years of living on Eigg.
    Enquiries are being held into the death.
    I sincerely hope she didn’t take anti-depressants, but if she did, will it ever be revealed?
    She had been caught drink driving a month ago. She had informed the GMC but was still registered to practice.
    It is possible she was extremely worried about this affect on her position as a gp, but seems unlikely to me that this would cause her demise. Something ‘else’ must have occurred to trigger this scenario.

  4. annie Says:×9/video/genetic+rx/video.html?v=2231308221&p=1&s=dd#video
    This is one of the saddest stories I have ever seen about an ssri and suicide on Prof. Healy blog, Media Coverage, and everyone should watch it from start to finish. As the great man said, it is a clear cut case of suicide from an ssri.
    Those poor parents, ordinary folk, confused but not stupid.
    They knew it was the drug, we know it was the drug, Prof. Healy knows it was the drug.
    It was obviously ‘the drug.’

  5. Lynn Says:

    What a horrifying story. I realize now to be grateful that I was living alone when I was on Celexa and trazodone, and later just Xanax. I hurt myself when I was on the first two and for years after, and I attacked an adult six days after I went cold turkey off Xanax.
    I heard a similar shocking story about a man killing I think his child and wife in the U.S. last week. I don’t know if he was on antidepressants, but the unbelievable shocking horror of this kind of event is starting to ring a bell and make me think of antidepressants, too.

  6. Ashley Says:

    Anti depressants can and do cause an exacerbation of depression symptoms. I know first hand. HOWEVER, with proper training of the mind and awareness of mental health, you can overcome and suppress these symptoms. It is difficult. You cant take a vitamin and meditate and make it go away. It is constant work and struggle but it can be done. Sometimes it takes something bigger than yourself, for me its my child, to provide a focus to keep things in check.

  7. Lynn Says:

    That is encouraging. Thank you for posting it.

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