April 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

“The Drug That Can Make You Kill” by Martha Rosenberg

This article discusses the dangers of giving a Malaria drug called Lariam. This drug has been linked to several crimes and other acts of extreme violence. These side effects can last up to weeks, months, or even years. Both medical and military authorities say this drug should not be given to people that suffer from depression or anxiety, however this drug is often given to many military personnel who suffer from these symptoms. Although this medication is black boxed, the problem still continues as these drugs are regularly being distributed all over the US today without a prior screening of mental health status.

Read more here.

January 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Drug Treatments for Vets Doing More Harm Than Good

Another video from Fox News reported Douglas Kennedy discussing the over-medicating of returning war vets.

January 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

“SSRI-Induced extrapyramidal side-effects and akathisia: implications for treatment” by Roger M. Lane

An early article by Roger M. Lane highlighting akathisia.

Available here.


October 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

“SSRI-Induced Akathisia’s Link To Suicide and Violence” by Evelyn Pringle

In the journal A Bitter Pill, Evelyn Pringle, an investigative journalist and a columnist for independent media and television reports the connection between akathisia and suicide.  As the article states, “Akathisia is up to 6 times more likely to trigger a suicide than any form of depression caused by life’s circumstances alone.”

October 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

“Why Are Suicides Climbing in the Military? Let’s Look at the Drugs Being Prescribed”

Martha Rosenberg, author of Born With a Junk Food Deficiency and speaker at the inaugural MISSD event, is concerned about the over-medication of the troops and suicide.

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October 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

“Military to Hold Conference on Escalating Suicides; Drugs Not Allowed” by Dr Peter Breggin

Dr. Peter Breggin, a reform psychiatrist, urges the Department of Defense to give serious consideration to the role of drugs, suicide and personal violence in the military.
October 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm

“The Military’s Billion-Dollar Pill Problem” by Paul John Scott

This article by John Paul Scott in Men’s Journal Magazine highlights military suicides and refers to akathisia as a torture from the inside out.

Read the full article here

August 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

1st Annual MISSD Event During Suicide Awareness Month

MISSD is happy to announce the 1st Annual MISSD Event, in honor of Suicide Awareness Month. It will be held on September 17, 2013 at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago IL, from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
August 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk

MISSD is a sponsor of Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk, which will be held on 10/26/2013 at Arvey Field (Museum Campus), Columbus Drive, Chicago IL from 11am-2pm.

Find out more here.

August 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

“How GlaxoSmithKline Suppressed Date on Paxil-Induced Akathisia: Implications for Suicidality and Violence” by Peter R. Breggin, MD

This article highlights how the manufacturer of Paxil hid and manipulated data concerning Paxil-induced suicides in adults.  There were aware of the association between akathisia, violence and suicide. This fascinating article was written by the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin.

Read the full report here.