Another two Inquests this month; Citalopram involved in both.

Two Inquests this month concerned two young women who were both suffering from anorexia. Both had been prescribed Citalopram shortly before their death.

An inquest at Southwark Coroner’s Court yesterday dealt with a paediatrician, Dr Melanie Spooner, 30. Dr Spooner had battled an eating disorder since the age of 13. She was found dead by her parents in her London flat on September 25 2011, after suffering heart failure. “Sudden cardiac deaths are recognised in anorexia, so I think that’s the most likely cause of her death,” said pathologist Dr Peter Jerreat.

A report from her GP surgery said she had been prescribed citalopram, an anti-depressant, shortly before her death.

Did anyone acknowledge or voice concerns that Citalopram has recently been found to cause sudden cardiac deaths?  Citalopram heart risk.

According to the FDA, Celexa “can cause abnormal changes to the electrical activity of the heart.” These changes, known as prolongation of the QT interval, can lead to fatal changes in the heart’s rhythm. Link.

At another Inquest this month, Katie Lumb, 23, a promising medical student who also battled with an eating disorder, died when her severely-emaciated body failed to cope with anti-depressants prescribed by her GP mother. Recording a narrative verdict, West Yorkshire coroner David Hinchliff said: ‘A post mortem examination shows the cause of death to be citalopram toxicity. Link.

How many more deaths will occur before the IMB or the EMA will do their job?

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9 thoughts on “Another two Inquests this month; Citalopram involved in both.

  1. Where has it ever been proven that SSRi’s can help eating disorders? I think pharma have jumped on the weight gain issue that surrounds SSRi’s and spun it in such a way that they now find them beneficial to those suffering eating disorders..

    the phrase ‘cupid stunts’ springs to mind.

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  2. I thought you might appreciate the California State Legislature’s actual codifying, as Law, of Their knowledge of the fact that the Biological/Brain Origin of human emotions being some BS psychiatric Illness, is hokum.

    From Division 5 Article 7 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code:
    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=wic&group=05001-06000&file=5325-5337

    This is actually a Right the Legislature created that people who’ve been Shangheid into a mind control detention facility are presumed to possess. At the top of the page.

    Sec. 5325.

    (1) Modification or control of thoughts, feelings, actions, or
    behavior rather than the treatment of a known and diagnosed physical
    disease of the brain.
    (2) Modification of normal brain function or normal brain tissue
    in order to control thoughts, feelings, actions, or behavior.

    Normal brain function, and Normal brain tissue. (as if the Public Employees Union/Lobbying Money Owned Electo-crats who’ve Bankrupted California are experts at defining “Normal”)

    How many people would choose to exercise these “Rights” to have their “Normal” Modified if they were told they possessed them?

    And of course you’re right about flushing those chemical “Modifiers”.

    Sewer rats are already enough of a problem.

    Watching California’s Physician Diversion Program suicide itself has me convinced that Those rats were consuming their own drugs at epidemic proportions all over the State, and the Doctors “Behavioral Toxicty” from them had become so widespread that the Doctor Diversion Fiasco just couldn’t keep covering it up.

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    1. Interesting legislation…
      “Persons with mental illness have the same legal rights and responsibilities guaranteed all other persons by the Federal Constitution and laws and the Constitution and laws of the State of California, unless specifically limited by federal or state law or regulations.” SOUNDS GREAT until they added on the “unless specifically limited by federal or state law or regulations”. That to me just means, that the first part can be disregarded and they can do what they like through legislation.

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      1. Yes Indeed.

        The legal fiction that’s always left me scratching my head is that people who are detained voluntarily or involuntarily are presumed to be mentally disordered/incapable of knowing what’s real and what isn’t and subjected to the Pavlovian discipline called Substituted Judgment.

        And Yet, the detainees are held Legally Responsible for any words they utter, after being declared legally incapable of being responsible for their thoughts and words.

        Did you have a delusion that the system itself was not only full of s**t but flat out illegal and that it was lying to you?

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