December 27, 2021 at 10:46 am

K9’s for Vets & MISSD Discuss Akathisia

In this episode of K9’s for Vets, MISSD founder, Wendy Dolin, discusses akathisia and polypharmacy. MISSD looks forward to working with K9’s for Vets in 2022 to reduce medical harm in the military. Listen and learn at

December 22, 2021 at 2:34 pm

Antidepressants & Prescribing in the News

Drugs marketed as antidepressants, mainly SSRIs, should be prescribed less often and for less time, finds a new study published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin Journal. The study also found there “is no clinical benefit between antidepressants and placebo.” Side effects included symptoms of akathisia: insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, appetite changes…

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December 16, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Nobody is Immune to Akathisia

Akathisia can happen in an instant. It can happen after changing the dosage of certain medications. It can happen after stopping a medication–even when the drug is no longer in one’s system. In our pilot episode of Akathisia Stories, Wendy Dolin discusses the symptoms of akathisia her husband, Stewart, suffered from generic Paxil during his last 6 days of life.

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December 7, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Akathisia 101 Can Save Lives

Akathisia is frequently missed, misdiagnosed, and/or mistreated. But becoming familiar with the risk factors and symptoms of akathisia can help sufferers and their families seek appropriate treatment before it’s too late. Please take our free, accredited course which is open to all at

Recent comments from course completers include:

“Thank you for providing this course, it has given me an official name for what I have been observing within some clients and in myself!”

“I had no idea before taking this course that these were signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to medication.”

“My professor suggested this video for my social work degree.”