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.

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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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August 1, 2021 at 11:02 am

Stephen’s Voice is Heard on Akathisia Podcast

He said, “Look, Bernadette, I took medication on Thursday and it’s done something to my head. It’s made me feel like I want to…” — Colleen Bell shares her Uncle Stephen’s prescribed demise on our Akathisia Podcast series

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July 30, 2021 at 7:56 am

Akathisia Risks and Prescribing Errors

The risk of suffering SSRI-induced akathisia is increased when a person has previously suffered akathisia. Yet many prescribers remain unaware that giving out another SSRI brand can produce the same adverse outcome.

“He had suffered a bad reaction to Fluoxetine in 2011, an antidepressant that is in the same family as sertraline.”

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July 29, 2021 at 3:19 pm

Akathisia Stories Features Stephen’s Voice from Ireland

The drug, sertraline, goes by different brand names depending upon where you live. But whether it’s called Zoloft or Lustral the serious psychiatric “side” effects it poses are the same. In our latest episode of Akathisia Stories, Colleen Bell discusses her late Uncle Stephen’s fatal reaction to sertraline and the her family’s organization, Stephen’s Voice, that works to ensure others are safer and better informed.

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July 28, 2021 at 10:37 am

Today is Prescribed Harm Awareness Day

Stephen O’Neill died an akathisia-induced death despite that he informed his prescribers that the product they gave him, Zoloft, was creating suicidal thoughts–thoughts he never experienced prior to prescription.

After Stephen died in Ireland, his family started Stephen’s Voice to help others be safer. Today is the first Prescribed Harm Awareness Day, sponsored by Stephen’s Voice. Regardless of where you live in the world, one thing is certain: nobody is immune to akathisia and other serious adverse drug effects.

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