January 26, 2023 at 2:39 pm

NICE Will Update Depression Pill Guidance

Many people who try to discontinue depression pills suffer from withdrawal symptoms, including withdrawal akathisia. Their symptoms are signs of adverse drug effects but are often misdiagnosed as signs of mental illness. After 11 years, the UK’s drug regulators are finally updating their drug info. Will USFDA catch up, too?

Read the full article at https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/17/antidepressants-should-be-reduced-in-stages-to-avoid-withdrawal-symptoms

January 23, 2023 at 5:08 pm

Antidepressants Can Cause Emotional Blunting

Researchers estimate that between 40% to 60% of people who take antidepressants experience emotional blunting as a side effect. https://www.forbes.com/sites/anuradhavaranasi/2023/01/22/why-antidepressants-might-make-users-feel-emotionally-numb/?sh=79dc4e4d3283

January 18, 2023 at 12:15 pm

What Does Akathisia Look Like?

Akathisia sufferers sometimes have difficulty explaining their symptoms, ranging from a general feeling of unease to unbearable emotional turmoil and physical restlessness. See MISSD’s public health video, “What Does Akathisia Look Like?” to learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER4JGnRssSk.