A man who claimed that the antidepressant Seroxat “turned him into
a killer” was jailed for life last week at the High Court in
Charles Simpson, 46, of Motherwell, had denied murdering David
Todd, 41, after stabbing him through the heart in a row.
Last year a woman from Fife was given a non-custodial sentence for
assault after the sheriff said the evidence had “persuaded the jury
thatÉyou would not have done this had you not been taking
Solicitors have now lodged a legal action on behalf of a group of
Scots who have had problems with Seroxat, including the Fife
A survey published by the Scottish Association for Mental Health
found that nearly 60 per cent of people taking the newer types of
antidepressants reported side-effects, including anxiety, agitation
and mood swings.