January 28, 2022 at 9:39 am

Overprescribing Can Put Kids at Risk

Mad in America is sponsoring a pre-release screening of the film Luna. The short documentary shares a family’s experiences and challenges during their children’s journey through the American psychiatric system.

To sign up for this event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-in-crisis-the-overprescribing-of-psychiatric-medication-tickets-254695439917?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=5e3bf7cbd1&mc_cid=a619f4af2d

January 21, 2022 at 9:50 am

SSRI-induced Sexual Dysfunction is Often Misdiagnosed

Given that more than 43 million adults in the US fill prescriptions for SSRIs, such as Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac, it’s critical that doctors clearly communicate risks, including PSSD and akathisia. Read the full article at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202112/does-getting-married-really-make-people-happier

January 20, 2022 at 11:54 am

Akathisia Stories: Real People Share Adverse Experiences to Help Others

In our latest podcast, Kerri Lynn discusses how prescriptions for “happy pills” harmed her by causing akathisia: “I was having nightmares. I was having sleep problems. I was not wanting to eat. I was getting mood swings. I had lost interest in things. I developed anxiety and panic attacks out of nowhere…” https://www.studiocchicago.com/kerri-lynn-transcript

January 10, 2022 at 1:47 pm

Akathisia Stories: “I Knew it Wasn’t Me”

Kerri Lynn suffered from akathisia and related misprescribing for more than a decade before finding accurate information and a path towards healing. Listen and learn at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82QWuw-Z168