The first thing to say about these lists, comprising in total more than 7500 deaths linked to antidepressants, is that all the information here has been found on the Internet, mostly in the archives of local newspapers. I have had no privileged access to any other material. I have limited myself to inquest reports dating from the beginning of 2003 and concerning deaths in England and Wales.
Secondly, this list is far from complete. In fact, it could be subtitled “the tip of the iceberg”. For every inquest report that I was able to include, there was at least another where toxicology was completely excluded from the report, or where medication was hidden behind phrases such as “she sought help for depression” or “he saw his GP”.
Then there are the local newspapers that remove reports from their archives after a certain period, those that do not have search facilities, and those that do not report the inquests in the first place.
I have included incidents of alcohol-related deaths, as one of the recognised side-effects of antidepressants is to induce a craving for alcohol and to exacerbate the effect. Likewise, the propensity to suppress appetite means that the presence of antidepressants can be relevant in a death resulting from anorexia.
The format of the lists are as follows:
Year of Inquest (not year of death); Name (with Hyperlink); Occupation; Age; Location; Antidepressant(s) Involved; Cause of Death.
Where I have established the brand name of antidepressants involved, I have named it. Otherwise, I have used the abbreviation ADs, or MfD where the report refers to “medication for depression” or similar.
I hope that I have not intruded on anybody’s private grief by collating this information. However, if you are related to one of the victims, and do not wish your relative’s name to be included, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, and their name and link will be removed.
Links to media reports on antidepressant-related deaths in England and Wales:
Inquests 2003-2007 
Inquests 2008-2010 
Inquests 2011-2013 
Inquests 2014-2015 
Inquests 2016-2017 
Inquests 2018-2019 
Inquests 2020