February 9, 2022 at 2:48 pm

K9’s for Vets Program Features MISSD

Many vets return home from service to confront a new battle started by polypharmacy and misdiagnosis. Tonight’s K9s for Vets show features MISSD founder, Wendy Dolin, who will discuss the symptoms of prescription-drug-induced akathisia and how MISSD is helping to increase awareness and reduce avoidable suffering and death. Join us at 7 central time. For more info, see https://www.facebook.com/K9sForVeteransnfp/

February 8, 2022 at 7:01 pm

Join MISSD and K9’s for Vets Tomorrow

The suicide rate among veterans and the military is high, yet many healthcare professionals and consumers remain unaware that medications intended to treat PTSD and other mental health challenges can cause akathisia. When missed, misdiagnosed, and/or mistreated, akathisia can precipitate violent thoughts, actions, and avoidable deaths. Tune in tomorrow at 9 central time for a conversation with Wendy Dolin who will be the guest on K9’s for Vets. https://www.facebook.com/missd.co

January 28, 2022 at 9:39 am

Overprescribing Can Put Kids at Risk

Mad in America is sponsoring a pre-release screening of the film Luna. The short documentary shares a family’s experiences and challenges during their children’s journey through the American psychiatric system.

To sign up for this event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-in-crisis-the-overprescribing-of-psychiatric-medication-tickets-254695439917?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=5e3bf7cbd1&mc_cid=a619f4af2d

January 21, 2022 at 9:50 am

SSRI-induced Sexual Dysfunction is Often Misdiagnosed

Given that more than 43 million adults in the US fill prescriptions for SSRIs, such as Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac, it’s critical that doctors clearly communicate risks, including PSSD and akathisia. Read the full article at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202112/does-getting-married-really-make-people-happier

January 20, 2022 at 11:54 am

Akathisia Stories: Real People Share Adverse Experiences to Help Others

In our latest podcast, Kerri Lynn discusses how prescriptions for “happy pills” harmed her by causing akathisia: “I was having nightmares. I was having sleep problems. I was not wanting to eat. I was getting mood swings. I had lost interest in things. I developed anxiety and panic attacks out of nowhere…” https://www.studiocchicago.com/kerri-lynn-transcript

January 10, 2022 at 1:47 pm

Akathisia Stories: “I Knew it Wasn’t Me”

Kerri Lynn suffered from akathisia and related misprescribing for more than a decade before finding accurate information and a path towards healing. Listen and learn at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82QWuw-Z168

December 27, 2021 at 10:46 am

K9’s for Vets & MISSD Discuss Akathisia

In this episode of K9’s for Vets, MISSD founder, Wendy Dolin, discusses akathisia and polypharmacy. MISSD looks forward to working with K9’s for Vets in 2022 to reduce medical harm in the military. Listen and learn at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lt3MoQowOE

December 22, 2021 at 2:34 pm

Antidepressants & Prescribing in the News

Drugs marketed as antidepressants, mainly SSRIs, should be prescribed less often and for less time, finds a new study published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin Journal. The study also found there “is no clinical benefit between antidepressants and placebo.” Side effects included symptoms of akathisia: insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, appetite changes…

Read the full article at https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/lifestyle/news-prescribe-fewer-antidepressants-for-shorter-period-study-439099

December 16, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Nobody is Immune to Akathisia

Akathisia can happen in an instant. It can happen after changing the dosage of certain medications. It can happen after stopping a medication–even when the drug is no longer in one’s system. In our pilot episode of Akathisia Stories, Wendy Dolin discusses the symptoms of akathisia her husband, Stewart, suffered from generic Paxil during his last 6 days of life.

Listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3jAK68Q278

December 7, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Akathisia 101 Can Save Lives

Akathisia is frequently missed, misdiagnosed, and/or mistreated. But becoming familiar with the risk factors and symptoms of akathisia can help sufferers and their families seek appropriate treatment before it’s too late. Please take our free, accredited course which is open to all at MISSD.LearnUpon.com.

Recent comments from course completers include:

“Thank you for providing this course, it has given me an official name for what I have been observing within some clients and in myself!”

“I had no idea before taking this course that these were signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to medication.”

“My professor suggested this video for my social work degree.”