September 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

Eternal Sorrow and Akathisia

Darius shares a poignant, well-written, and accurate account of prescription drug-induced akathisia and related “side” effects. Like many akathisia sufferers, his doctor never informed him to watch out for and report adverse drug effects. Therefore, he and his family long suffered in the dark.

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September 23, 2021 at 7:28 am

Teen Dies After Acne Prescription

Annabel Wright, 15, “had no medical history of depression when she was found dead in her bedroom at her home in Ripon, Yorkshire.” The teen had been taking Accutane (isotretinoin) for 9 months.

Her mother distinctly remembers telling the prescribing doctor, “I had read about this drug years before and two Americans had taken their own lives.” But the doctor reassured her that this fatal reaction was due to teens’ “depression” over their skin.

An expert at the inquest stated that research shows the drug can affect parts of the brain, leading to depression and suicide. “We are talking about large numbers of patients killing themselves while on this drug,” said Dr. Chu.

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September 20, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Today is International Akathisia Awareness Day

Suicide prevention programs should include akathisia info given that when akathisia is accurately diagnosed, actions can be taken to reduce these avoidable deaths.“— Wendy Dolin, MISSD Founder

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September 13, 2021 at 4:14 pm

Prescribing the Elderly Risky Drugs

David Blakeney, 63, was restless and agitated. The home’s doctor wanted him on an antipsychotic medication called Haldol, a powerful sedative.

“Add Dx of schizophrenia for use of Haldol,” read the doctor’s order, using the medical shorthand for “diagnosis.”

But there was no evidence that Mr. Blakeney actually had schizophrenia. Read the full article at

September 10, 2021 at 10:30 am

Akathisia Awareness and World Suicide Prevention Day

Sometimes what you don’t hear is more important than what you do. While today is World Suicide Prevention Day, you likely won’t hear about akathisia and medication-induced suicide from “nonprofits” that have strong financial ties to pharma.

MISSD accepts no money from the pharmaceutical industry and provides all resources free of charge. Take the Akathisia 101 course at and share our public health videos to save lives. See

September 9, 2021 at 9:24 am

Withdrawal Symptoms

Antidepressant-induced akathisia and withdrawal symptoms in the news: “If when you stop taking an antidepressant you feel: anxiety, insomnia, headache, dizziness, tiredness, irritability, flu symptoms, nausea, sensations of electric shock or symptoms of depression, consult your doctor.”

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September 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

Akathisia in the Military

Like far too many veterans and active-duty military, Angela Peacock sought safe and effective therapy but was instead prescribed harm. Listen and learn at

September 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

From Super Soldier to Polypharmacy Victim: A Brave Woman Shares her Truths

Misguided medical care and 18 different prescriptions stole years of Angela Peacock’s life. Today she shares her survival story so that others might live.

Listen to Anglea on MISSD’s akathisia podcast