September 20, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Today is International Akathisia Awareness Day

Suicide prevention programs should include akathisia info given that when akathisia is accurately diagnosed, actions can be taken to reduce these avoidable deaths.“— Wendy Dolin, MISSD Founder

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September 13, 2021 at 4:14 pm

Prescribing the Elderly Risky Drugs

David Blakeney, 63, was restless and agitated. The home’s doctor wanted him on an antipsychotic medication called Haldol, a powerful sedative.

“Add Dx of schizophrenia for use of Haldol,” read the doctor’s order, using the medical shorthand for “diagnosis.”

But there was no evidence that Mr. Blakeney actually had schizophrenia. Read the full article at

September 10, 2021 at 10:30 am

Akathisia Awareness and World Suicide Prevention Day

Sometimes what you don’t hear is more important than what you do. While today is World Suicide Prevention Day, you likely won’t hear about akathisia and medication-induced suicide from “nonprofits” that have strong financial ties to pharma.

MISSD accepts no money from the pharmaceutical industry and provides all resources free of charge. Take the Akathisia 101 course at and share our public health videos to save lives. See

September 9, 2021 at 9:24 am

Withdrawal Symptoms

Antidepressant-induced akathisia and withdrawal symptoms in the news: “If when you stop taking an antidepressant you feel: anxiety, insomnia, headache, dizziness, tiredness, irritability, flu symptoms, nausea, sensations of electric shock or symptoms of depression, consult your doctor.”

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September 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

Akathisia in the Military

Like far too many veterans and active-duty military, Angela Peacock sought safe and effective therapy but was instead prescribed harm. Listen and learn at

September 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

From Super Soldier to Polypharmacy Victim: A Brave Woman Shares her Truths

Misguided medical care and 18 different prescriptions stole years of Angela Peacock’s life. Today she shares her survival story so that others might live.

Listen to Anglea on MISSD’s akathisia podcast

August 27, 2021 at 7:21 am

An Excellent Account of Akathisia

“It’s clear to me how necessary it is for akathisia to become a well-recognized household word. Everyone, including and especially all health care professionals, should know what akathisia is and be on the lookout for signs of it,” — Susan Bell

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August 24, 2021 at 4:40 pm

Hair Loss Drug Can Cause Akathisia and PSSD

Akathisia is one of many serious adverse drug effects that can be caused by pharmaceutical products marketed for hair loss. David shares his experience of PSSD, a “side effect” for which there is presently no cure.


August 9, 2021 at 11:11 am

Synthetic Vitamin B12 and Akathisia

A synthetic vitamin B12, sold as cyanocobalamin, caused a young woman to develop “acne, palpitations, anxiety, akathisia, facial ruddiness, headache, and insomnia after a total dose of 12mg.”

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August 2, 2021 at 7:12 am

Akathisia in the News

It is “important that first responders, emergency clinicians, and addictionologists be aware of this unsuspected and startling “now you see it, now you don’t,” or alternating rising-then-hiding effect” of akathisia.

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