Dangerous Combo of Antidepressants & Alcohol Makes Man Go Into Rage Against Policeman
First five paragraphs read: "A CONCOCTION of anti-depressants and alcohol spun Matthew Phillip Ferro into an angry rage."
"After being told by police to quiet down and then leave the Maroochydore area or be arrested, Ferro lashed out."
"He told a senior police officer: 'You (expletive) fat old (expletive), what are you going to do about it?' ”
“ 'I’ll smash your head in, fat (expletive)'.”
"Ferro struck his leg out to try to kick a police officer."
SSRI Stories Note: The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and can cause alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body.