In December 2010 a 55 year old south Wales woman Heidimarie Danskin, hung herself in her own home. She had been prescribed Citalopram 40 mgs for the previous year and a half. Sorry for stating the obvious but Citalopram didn’t work very well did it? Link.
What about Amanda Rothan, a 34 year old mother of four who died after taking an overdose of prescription drugs. She had been prescribed Citalopram in the previous few months before her death. Link.
In 2008, South Cumbria coroner Ian Smith speaking at an inquest of Nigel Woodburn, who died after driving into a tree, 4 days after being prescribed Citalopram said …“I have to say this is probably the fifth, if not sixth inquest I’ve heard within a period of three years when somebody either just going on to Citalopram or Seroxat, or coming off it, have killed themselves one way or another, totally out of the blue, totally without expectation, without a history of suicidal thoughts in the past.”
Mr Smith said “I think what happened to Mr Woodburn was in part as a result of the drugs he was taking. There has been publicity about these drugs recently, particularly relating to younger adults, and it does seem to me it’s something that needs to be highlighted.”