42. Antidepressant induced homicide


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By Roger K. McFillin, Psy.D., ABPP, Roger K. McFillin, and ABPP. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In 2011, a paper was published in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine examining the relationship of antidepressants and akathisia side effects in those with genetic mutations in the metabolizing genes of the CYP450 family. In the study, eight of the subjects had committed homicide and many more became extremely violent while on antidepressants.

On today’s podcast we welcome one of the co-authors, Christopher Crotty, and subject, David Carmichael, to share their stories.

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  1. Lucire, & Crotty, C. (2011). Antidepressant-induced akathisia-related homicides associated with diminishing mutations in metabolizing genes of the CYP450 family. Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 65. https://doi.org/10.2147/pgpm.s17445

16:00 Zhou, Y., Ingelman-Sundberg, M., & Lauschke, V. (2017). Worldwide Distribution of Cytochrome P450 Alleles: A Meta-analysis of Population-scale Sequencing Projects. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 102(4), 688–700. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.690

30:00 - Know Your Drugs

39:30 - David Carmichael v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

40:00 - Carmichael, D. Calm, organized, homicidal behaviour – my connection to school shooters. Mad In America.

46:15 - RxISK Prescription Drug Side Effects

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