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How many Coroners does it take?

Here’s one I missed. This was sent to me by my English friends who also lost their son to a Citalopram Induced death. Their son, having never suffered from depression, was put on this dangerous drug for ‘stress at work’. A few days later he was dead.

There have been numerous Coroners around the world that have voiced their concerns that SSRI’s are causing people to become suicidal. You can see some of them here (although only the Coroners concerned with Citalopram).

In 2006 Coroner David Osborne voiced his concerns at the Inquest of John Rudd, 62, who just days before his death had started taking Citalopram. Mr Rudd, a retired lorry-driver, died after being hit by a train. His wife said that her husband “had never thought about committing suicide or had been depressed.”

Mr. Osborne said there was no evidence that Mr. Rudd intended to commit suicide, but since Christmas he had dealt with the cases of six people who died shortly after being prescribed Citalopram. The Inquest was in April which meant that, in the previous 4 months, SIX cases had come before him relating to a Citalopram Induced death. That’s one Coroner, in one district! How many other cases have come before other Coroners? How many Citalopram Induced deaths have there been since? Shane and my friend’s son and countless others I could mention, are just the tip of the iceberg.

The Coroner also said ““We have no evidence of intent to commit suicide so I think the proper course of action for me in this case is to record an open verdict” and “In most cases the people had been prescribed that medication (Citalopram) for a short period of time – days or weeks – and then they took their own life usually totally out of the blue”.

Even now the ‘Irish College of Psychiatry’ deny that these drugs can cause suicide. Up until today, despite Prof Healy and Declan Gilsenan informing the Irish Government of the dangers of these drugs, Kathleen Lynch and James Reilly have done nothing. How many Coroners does it take before these people will do the job they are paid to do? This is not the first time that this was brought to the attention of the Irish Government. In 2006, three members of ‘mind freedom Ireland’, along with Dr Michael Corry and John Mc Carthy testified about the dangers of psychiatric drugs in ‘The Dáil’ (Irish Parliament). Link. The previous Government did nothing about it either. I wonder if they could be found guilty of manslaughter?

James Torlakson, whose daughter Elizabeth also died by walking in front of a train, also believes her death was as a result of Citalopram. Her autopsy report stated that the presence of Citalopram (Celexa) in her body was the other significant factor contributing to her death (the first being the train).

Another man who died by walking in front of a train was Ian Fox. Coroner Dr Andrew Reid said he accepted that Mr Fox had jumped in front of the train, adding: “I’m satisfied he did so while the balance of his mind was disturbed while suffering the adverse effects of Citalopram.”

Depressants or antidepressants?

Link to Article.

Another Article on Mr Rudd.

Citalopram, the wonder drug…’wonder how it was approved drug?’

Ian Fox

7 thoughts on “How many Coroners does it take?”

  1. Not forgetting those that went “high” on Citalopram and went on to be labelled Bipolar. And then drugged with powerful “anti-psychotics” or “mood stabilisers” (which are in fact tranquillizers). Some of these drugs have lawsuits against the makers eg Zyprexa (Eli Lilly) and Seroquel (Astra Zeneca).


    1. It’s a huge problem alright and the ‘prescribed’ drug will never be blamed. There are very few doctors that can understand a ‘drug reaction’ when it smacks them in the face. It seems that the percentages of people that are being labeled as bipolar, depressed or suffering from ocd or adhd is getting ridiculous. When the percentage of mental illness in our so called civilised western world passes 50%, will that make it normal and so medication will be obselete?


  2. “How many Coroners does it take?”

    The push will have to come from groups like “The Citizens Commission On Human Rights” to expose the truth as they can’t be influenced by the drug companies, etc.

    Making A Killing:
    Psychotropic drugs. It’s the story of big money—drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure. The cost in human terms is even greater—these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.


    1. Yep I agree. CCHR have helped so many people to understand the dangers of these dubious drugs. I have found so much information on their websites. Of course, there will always be people who will try to discredit CCHR by linking in the ‘Scientology’ issue. I don’t care! I don’t care if these people are Catholic, Muslim, Protestant or Scientologists, the information is invaluable.


  3. “Even now the ‘Irish College of Psychiatry’ deny that these drugs can cause suicide.”

    Diagnostic criteria for Schizophrenia

    (DSM IV – TR)
    (cautionary statement)
    A. Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or less if successfully treated):

    (1) delusions

    (2) hallucinations

    (3) disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence)

    (4) grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior

    (5) negative symptoms, i.e., affective flattening, alogia, or avolition

    Note: Only one Criterion A symptom is required if delusions are bizarre, ……

    The ‘Irish College of Psychiatry’ denying that these drugs can cause suicide meets the DSM-IV-TR criteria for a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia on all 5 symptoms.


    1. Dear Leonie, For the information of the last contributor, ICP and your readers, it just so happens that these five symptoms and a good number more have been associated in the Orient and in traditional cultures, as signs of genuine spiritual awakening, a substantial INCREASE IN CONSCIOUSNESS as they are in shamanism and modern trans-personal psychology. A negative experience such as psychosis is directly related to ego fear, the ego of the patient, doctor,psychiatrist, priest indeed society at large.
      Direct repression especially by powerful psychotropic meds then amounts to a dangerous repudiation of one potential for integrative wholeness,


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