April 25, 2022 at 2:54 pm

Antidepressants Don’t Appear To Improve Long-Term Quality of Life, Finds New Study

A new study finds that antidepressant drugs may not improve long-term quality of life. “If we don’t expect improvement from the continuous use of these medications, then the correct decision might be to stop the continuous use of these medications,” said Omar Almohammed, a pharmacologist at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and a co-author of the study.

Read the full article at https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/well/antidepressants-ssri-effectiveness.html

April 19, 2022 at 10:37 am

We’re Minding the Gap in Akathisia Awareness & Medical Training

“Passengers on the Tube are routinely informed to “Mind the Gap” at each stop to help ensure a safe journey,” said MISSD founder Wendy Dolin. “Similarly, our train adverts spotlight a major healthcare gap so that patients can be better informed and safer. Most patients have never heard of akathisia, and some prescribers are unaware of the causes, symptoms, and potentially fatal risks.”

Read more about MISSD’s London Underground Awareness Campaign at https://www.einpresswire.com/article/568379273/new-adverts-on-the-london-underground-are-increasing-akathisia-awareness-to-reduce-suicide

April 14, 2022 at 2:27 pm

MISSD’s London Tube Akathisia Awareness Ads are Up & Rolling

MISSD’s new akathisia awareness campaign on the London Underground is gathering attention from the press and fueling a Twitter storm. These ads are different from the MISSD ads that previously ran on Chicago, San Francisco and New York City trains. Tomorrow we’ll have more info about the reasons why.

Here’s an article published today in London’s newspaper, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/search.html

April 7, 2022 at 11:48 am

It’s World Health Day: Share Our Message to Help Save Lives

“April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about important health issues,” said Dolin. It’s National Counseling Month, National Stress Awareness Month, and today is World Health Day. While MISSD works daily to increase awareness of akathisia, many health and suicide prevention organizations fail to discuss akathisia. Pharmaceutical ads that mention suicide “side effects” also neglect to communicate that these risks are frequently caused by akathisia. Such omissions increase the likelihood that psychiatric adverse drug effects are falsely attributed to life challenges or the consumer’s underlying condition and not to the pharmaceutical product.”

See MISSD’s press release at https://www.einpresswire.com/article/567162202/suicide-can-be-an-adverse-drug-effect

April 4, 2022 at 3:10 pm

Lab Tests Can Reduce Akathisia Harm

Like most doctors, Kerri’s prescribers never ran any lab tests before they gave her SSRIs. As a result, Kerri suffered iatrogenic harm for years. She shares her story on our akathisia podcast and the Fiddaman Blog so that others might be better informed about metabolism issues and appropriate lab tests.

Read her guest post at https://fiddaman.blogspot.com/. Listen to her interview at https://soundcloud.com/studiocchicago/episode-13-of-akathisia-stories-kerri-lynn?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fstudiocchicago%252Fepisode-13-of-akathisia-stories-kerri-lynn.