January 26, 2024 at 1:09 pm

Families of Akathisia Victims Share Some of the Symptoms They Unknowingly Witnessed

Knowledge is power–and knowing the signs of akathisia can save lives. The families featured in our public health video share some symptoms they unknowingly witnessed prior to their loved ones’ demise. Listen & learn.

January 19, 2024 at 2:47 pm

French Parents File Complaints About SSRIs After Their Children Died Out-of-Character Deaths

Bereaved parents in France have joined together to file complaints about the serious and sometimes fatal adverse effects of SSRIs. Vincent Schmitt and Yoko Motohama and Gilles and Giusiana Mannoni lost sons to sudden and out-of-character death shortly after the sons were prescribed SSRIs. One in ten French people are taking drugs marketed as antidepressants. “However, these medicines are known to act on the brain under construction in adolescents and young adults, which increases the risk of side effects.”

Read the full article at https://www.lepoint.fr/sante/antidepresseurs-deux-familles-portent-plainte-apres-le-suicide-de-leurs-fils-19-01-2024-2550189_40.php#11.

January 11, 2024 at 8:59 am

Akathisia is a Suicide Risk Factor

Our public health video co-produced with No Shame on U is the 1st–and only–suicide prevention video to include Akathisia as a suicide risk factor. See and share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r9lcvh90kE&t=4s.

January 4, 2024 at 9:22 am

Study Finds Australian Children are Increasingly Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs for Unapproved Reasons

An article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Advances finds that Australian children and adolescents are increasingly being prescribed antipsychotics and antidepressants “with little to no evidence that they could treat their symptoms.”

The research, headed by Julie Klau of the University of Adelaide, “reveals that the majority of antipsychotic prescriptions written by general practitioners were for off-label complaints. Additionally, “most of the service users prescribed antipsychotics were also prescribed other psychotropic drugs simultaneously.” Read more at https://www.madinamerica.com/2024/01/antipsychotic-prescriptions-increasing-for-children-and-adolescents-in-australian-primary-care-services/.