May 21, 2019 at 7:06 am

UK Newspaper Publicizes MISSD Akathisia Video

MISSD is pleased to see our public service video shared in the UK press. Psychiatrists are calling for prescribing guidelines to be updated given that SSRI withdrawal symptoms are often misdiagnosed and mistreated. SSRIs are a class of drugs that includes Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft.
To see the MISSD video and full article, click here.
May 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Gabapentin Data is Insufficient

The New York Times reports data doesn’t justify gabapentin as a prescription for pain. If you or a loved one is taking gabapentin, watch for side effects including depression, mood changes and suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
To read the article, click here.


May 16, 2019 at 3:36 pm

States Address Prescription Drug Pricing

Akathisia can occur when consumers start, stop or change a dose of certain medications. Given that some consumers skip medication due to high drug prices, it is good to see lawmakers address drug pricing issues.
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May 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Adverse Effects from Aspirin

Many drugs, to include over-the-counter drugs, can have adverse effects that aren’t always communicated. Make sure to discuss possible adverse effects with your doctor. This includes adverse effects related to bleeding when taking SSRIs and NSAIDs.
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May 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Are Generic Drugs Safe?

The New York Times poses interesting questions about generic drugs. For more info, click here.


May 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Akathisia & Emotional Wellness Tips

It’s great to see this akathisia info and helpful tips on how to improve emotional wellness. For more info, click here.
May 1, 2019 at 3:38 pm

FDA Mandates New Black Box Label for Ambien, Lunesta & Sonata

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the labels for several sleep drugs must now list additional adverse effects to include risky behaviors such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that can lead to injury and even death.
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April 29, 2019 at 3:37 pm

A Doctor Shares her Thoughts about Critical Issues

Dr. Barnhorst’s interesting opinion piece for the New York Times can spark important conversations.
To read the article, click here.



April 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Don’t Miss the MISSD Gala

Let’s make this year’s fundraising gala the biggest ever and enjoy the sites in the “windy city.”



April 22, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Drug Withdrawal Can Cause Akathisia Symptoms

A British report finds 56% of people who try to come off drugs marketed as antidepressants suffer withdrawal effects, and 46% of those having withdrawal effects describe them as severe. Withdrawal effects include suicidality, dizziness and agitation, all of which can also be signs of withdrawal akathisia. To learn more about withdrawal akathisia, take Akathisia 101 at
For more info about this drug withdrawal study, click here.