September 25, 2020 at 7:55 am

Royal College of Psychiatrists Add Akathisia Info

A new publication to help people safely withdraw from antidepressants has been published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP). The “Antidepressant Withdrawal” leaflet specifically mentions akathisia and suicidal thoughts as symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal. RCP defines akathisia as “a feeling of inner restlessness and inability to stay still (akathisia).”

MISSD presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCP) 2019 International Congress in London. RCP’s then-president said they were developing new akathisia education for its members. MISSD is pleased RCP published the “Antidepressant Withdrawal” leaflet and we hope to soon see RCP’s new akathisia education for prescribers and patients.

To read and share RCP’s Antidepressant Withdrawal leaflet, visit

To view and share MISSD’s RCP presentation, visit