November 2, 2022 at 6:18 pm

Grassroots, not Astroturf

MISSD is proud to be an authentic grassroots nonprofit that accepts no funding from the pharmaceutical industry and offers all educational resources free of charge. Most health-related nonprofits can’t say the same. Listen to our Akathisia Stories podcast, see and share our public health videos at and take our accredited akathisia course at

October 25, 2022 at 9:27 am

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Publishes Case Study About Medication-Induced Suicidality

Withdrawal akathisia and antidepressant can cause medication-induced suicidality. When stopping drugs marketed as antidepressants, slow tapering is needed. “She reported no suicidal ideation before withdrawing from antidepressants…”

Read the full article at

October 19, 2022 at 9:53 am

“May Cause Side Effects” Spotlights Psychiatric Adverse Drug Effects

Author Brooke Siem was a teen when she was first prescribed drugs marketed as antidepressants and was thirty years old when she realized her suicidal thoughts were caused by the drug’s adverse effects. She shares her experiences in this interview and in her new book, “May Cause Side Effects.” Listen at

October 10, 2022 at 5:29 pm

See MISSD’s New Akathisia Brochure and Tip Sheet

It’s World Mental Health Day and an excellent time to read and share our newest Akathisia brochure and tip sheet. Healthcare consumers can download them to share with loved ones. Healthcare providers who want copies of the brochure should contact MISSD at

October 4, 2022 at 11:55 am

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September 30, 2022 at 2:26 pm

New Research Spotlights Adverse Effects of Long-Term SSRI Use

It’s increasingly becoming common knowledge that drugs marketed as antidepressants can cause serious adverse effects, including withdrawal problems and akathisia. A new study of SSRIs now finds that long-term SSRIs use can cause heart problems. Read the article at

September 27, 2022 at 4:20 pm

A New Study Shows Exercise is a Good Alternative to Antidepressants–and Has Fewer Serious Adverse Effects

“A new study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that exercise was just as good at treating depression as antidepressant drugs, at least for those with mild or moderate symptoms. Adding antidepressant drugs to exercise did not increase effectiveness—exercise alone was just as good.”

Further, “adverse effects were reported by 22% taking antidepressants, compared to only 9% doing exercise.” Read the full article at

September 23, 2022 at 1:10 pm

“Suicide Risk Factors Everyone Should Know” has More than 100K Views

MISSD is proud that our latest video in partnership with No Shame on U has now had more than 100K views! It’s the 1st public health video to include akathisia as a suicide risk factor.

Stay safe & help save lives by seeing & sharing at

September 21, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Pharma’s Disturbing Clinical Trial Has Women Abruptly Stop Antidepressants

SSRIs, such as Paxil and Zoloft, should never be abruptly stopped. Doing so can cause withdrawal akathisia which can cause violence and medication-induced suicide. Today’s New York Times article is disturbing, given that the pharma clinical trial instructs menstruating women to take the drugs for only 2 weeks per month.

Read the full article at

September 20, 2022 at 10:01 am

Today is International Akathisia Awareness Day

“MISSD sponsors akathisia awareness day in September to help publicize that prescription drugs–even when taken as directed–can cause suicidality and iatrogenic death.” –Wendy Dolin, MISSD Founder

Knowing the causes and symptoms of akathisia can reduce suffering and save lives. See