July 28, 2023 at 9:14 am

Our New Akathisia Awareness Ads Hit the Irish Streets

In collaboration with Irish-based charity Voice Stephen, MISSD is pleased to share that our latest akathisia ads are up and running in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The campaign is an appropriate way to recognize Prescribed Harm Awareness Day, which is tomorrow. The billboard, bus shelter and poster ads will run through September 20th, which is International Akathisia Awareness Day.

Read more at https://www.einpresswire.com/article/646755024/new-public-health-ads-unveiled-in-ireland-and-northern-ireland-promote-akathisia-awareness-and-patient-safety.

July 24, 2023 at 3:36 pm

During Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, Join a Free Online Discussion about Grief and Loss

Many parents whose children died akathisia-induced deaths were never informed of the US FDA’s suicide black box warning on all SSRIs, such as Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac. In recognition of Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, author David Kessler will host a free discussion about the unique heartbreak of losing a child. The online program is this Sat, at 9 am PT.

Visit https://www.davidkesslertraining.com/bereaved-parents for more info.

July 20, 2023 at 8:07 am

Please See Our Free Educational Resources

MISSD offers a variety of free educational resources available for print and download. Simply click on our “resources” tab at the top of this webpage to find our latest brochure (https://missd.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/MISSD-Brochure.pdf), a quick tips sheet (https://missd.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/MISSD-Akathisia-Tip-Sheet.pdf), and the link to our accredited 1-hour online Akathisia 101 course.

July 18, 2023 at 12:07 pm

Vitamin B6 May Help Alleviate SSRI-induced Akathisia and Related Withdrawal Symptoms

High doses of vitamin B6, called Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, may help reduce akathisia and SSRI withdrawal symptoms caused by drugs marketed as antidepressants. SSRI’s adverse effects can include balance problems associated with Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness. We hope more doctors will learn about akathisia and related adverse drug effects and help sufferers manage the often debilitating symptoms.

Read the full articles at https://rxisk.org/pppd-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness/ and https://rxisk.org/pyridoxal-5-phosphate-and-akathisia/.

July 15, 2023 at 8:49 am

Today We Remember Stewart Dolin and All Who Lost Lives to Akathisia

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the loss of Stewart Dolin. It’s a day of mixed emotions as we reflect on the incredible person he was and the heartbreaking circumstances that took him away from us. Stewart was a wonderful husband and father, a dedicated professional, and a good friend to many. Like thousands of others, he was also a victim of akathisia.

The memories of Stewart remain etched in our hearts and remind us of the importance of advocating for accurate information about real drug risks and increasing akathisia awareness.

MISSD is making a difference and helping to prevent similar tragedies from happening to others. Thanks for supporting our mission.

July 11, 2023 at 10:51 am

EU Considers New Suicide Warning for Two Weight Loss Drugs

Some consumers have developed out-of-character thoughts of suicide & self-harm after taking the weight loss drugs, Wegovy and Ozempick, two products sold by Novo Nordisk.

“Suicidal behaviour is not currently listed as a side effect in the EU product information of these medicines,” the EMA said. “The PRAC will consider whether the review should be extended to also include other medicines of the same class (‘GLP-1 receptor agonist’).” Read the full article at https://www.cnbc.com/2023/07/10/european-regulator-to-review-drugs-after-reports-of-suicidal-thoughts.html.

July 6, 2023 at 2:16 pm

MISSD Surpasses 1 Million Views

Our 4 public health videos have now surpassed 1 million views! Please see and share so that others can be safer and better informed. https://studio.youtube.com/video/ibCOhnmM608/edit