September 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

MISSD Founder Wendy Dolin’s Story Featured in the NY Times

325 million prescriptions for antidepressants were filled last year in the US, according to this recent NY Times article featuring our founder Wendy Dolin. That’s why it’s so important we continue to spread out mission of raising awareness about the possibility of developing akathisia.

The condition has been getting national and international press, and Wendy’s amazing trial win only increased the much-needed press around this current issue. Read on for more details and information about what made this case so compelling, so urgent and so unique.

Read the full article here. And read more information about suicide data being incorrectly reported in the drug trials here.




May 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

Could Chris Cornell’s Death Have Been Caused by Akathisia?


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May 14, 2017 at 3:20 am

The SSRI Wars

A short but well summarized article about how MISSD founder Wendy Dolin and advisor Kim Witczak turned their grief into action.




February 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

MISSD mentioned in the UK’s Daily Mail

MISSD is thrilled that our educational video about akathisia has been included in a recent article of the online version of one of the UK’s largest and most widely read and respected newspapers, the Daily Mail. The piece, which you can read here, describes side effects of psychotropic medications and the long-term risks that affect some patients. It also highlights a variety of interesting studies about drugs and placebo effects, discusses long-term conditions and shares one individual’s story. It explains the fact that even after stopping medications, withdrawal effects can sometimes last years or even become a permanent condition. Although MISSD is not anti-drug and does not support all the views described in this article, we do take a stand for truth in labeling. Our mission is to raise awareness of akathisia and medication-induced suicides.

Read the article and let us know what you think!



May 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm


Are Some Military Suicides Medication-Induced?

The statistics are staggering: At least 1 in 5 service members in the military suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. 300,000 are experiencing depression, brain trauma or PTSD. Twenty-two vets die by suicide every day. And since 2001, more military servicemen and women died by suicide than in combat in Afghanistan. Sobering numbers indeed, and many veterans make it out of the threatening and traumatic climates of war only to die by their own hands when they return to American soil.

This ABC news piece highlights the story of 29-year-old Sargeant Cole Van Dorn, a Chicago area native, whose father said took his life last month after struggling with PTSD and taking a “stew” or “soup” of medications. Medications used to treat military servicemen and women have doubled over the past decade, according to the segment. Dr. K. Laun Phan, a neuropsychiatric researcher at University of Chicago at Illinois and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, explains in the piece that there are few medications effective in treating PTSD. Cole Van Dorn’s father believes his son would still be alive if he had not been on the cocktail of medications, some of which his son was told he would have to take for the rest of his life.

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), is a not-for-profit for survivors and families of fallen heroes, and it provides a program for suicide survivors with resources for families. There are promising new treatments on the horizon for those with PTSD. Dr. Eugene Lipov of the Global Post Traumatic Stress Injury Foundation, based in Chicago, is pioneering the use of SGB, stellate ganglion block treatment, to treat acute symptoms of PTSD, and is targeting veterans due to the alarming rate of military suicides. Originally a treatment for pain, the mixture of saline, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory agents is injected into the cervical spine, and can provide relief and stabilization along with other healing modalities. Go to to learn more.


April 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm

“Drug Company Consultants ‘Explain’ Military Suicides… Kind Of” By Martha Rosenberg

This article reflects upon the increase of military suicides. It states that 30% of military personnel who kill themselves have never been deployed and that 60% have not seen combat. This gives some leading suspicion that the excessive drug distribution to military personnel is what is in fact causing these suicides.

Full article here.

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.

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.

August 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

SSRI-Induced Akathisia’s Link to Suicide and Violence

This article is a great summary of the association between akathisia, suicide and violence.  Learn about many of the prominent doctors that are trying to bring awareness to the under reported problem of medication induced suicides and akathisia.

August 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

“NPR’s Akathisia Blind Spot” by John Paul Scott

In John Paul Scott’s article he continues to highlight his frustration at the continued association between popular mental health medications and suicide and the lack of attention to a problem that has been going on for years.

Check out the article.