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  • Published on December 1, 2020 - 19:50 GMT

    Prescription Drugs Can Cause Suicidality and Suicide

    Akathisia Awareness Ads Can Reduce these Avoidable Deaths SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 1, 2020 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Adverse drug effects are the 4th leading cause of death—greater than heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and car accidents—yet many people remain unaware of this sobering fact. A unique nonprofit, the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD), strives to change that by increasing public awareness of an adverse …

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  • Published on September 19, 2020 - 20:55 GMT

    Akathisia Awareness can Reduce Suicide

    Adverse drug effects are a leading cause of patient harm and death CHICAGO, IL, US, September 19, 2020 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- September is Suicide Prevention Month, and September 20th is designated International Akathisia Awareness Day by the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD). Akathisia is a disorder induced by various medications that can cause a person to experience such intense inner restlessness that the sufferer is driven to violence, …

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  • Published on August 6, 2020 - 17:45 GMT

    Experts by Experience Share Akathisia Stories

    Akathisia Awareness Can Reduce Iatrogenic Suicide CHICAGO, IL, US, August 6, 2020 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- The Institute for Safe Medication Practices states a "fundamental strategy to create change is a simple one—to create compelling stories about medication errors and impactful change strategies to draw attention to problems and encourage people to act." This strategy is the cornerstone of the Akathisia Stories podcast series produced by MISSD and Andy Miles of Chicago's Studio C. Today …

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  • Published on July 15, 2020 - 16:15 GMT

    Akathisia Can Cause Suicide

    Akathisia is a medication-induced disorder that can precipitate suicidal thoughts, suicidal actions, and suicide. CHICAGO, IL, US, July 15, 2020 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- The Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD) was founded after Stewart Dolin died 10 years ago today while suffering from akathisia. Stewart had taken a generic form of Paxil for six days prior to his sudden death. Paxil, which is made by GlaxoSmithKline, is the drug paroxetine. It is …

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  • Published on December 19, 2019 - 15:45 GMT

    NYC Subway Ads Take Akathisia Out of the Darkness

    Awareness Campaign Aims to Help People Recognize Adverse Drug Effects NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 19, 2019 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Recent akathisia awareness ads in New York City subways may save lives and reduce suffering. Sponsored by the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD), the ads are in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. “Akathisia is a disorder, induced as a side effect of medications, which can cause a …

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  • Published on October 10, 2019 - 16:15 GMT

    World Mental Health Day: Adverse Drug Effects and Suicide

    Adverse drug effects can sometimes be misdiagnosed as signs of mental illness CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 10, 2019 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin, (MISSD) is increasing public awareness of adverse drug effects that can impact mental health and cognitive functioning. “Given that many different drugs carry FDA and pharmaceutical company warnings stating they can …

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  • Published on September 20, 2019 - 14:15 GMT

    International Akathisia Awareness Day Spotlights Critical Adverse Drug Effects

    Accurate Info Improves Patient Safety CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2019 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- International Akathisia Awareness Day Spotlights Critical Adverse Drug Effects International Akathisia Awareness Day, September 20th, is an opportunity for all stakeholders in healthcare to work together to save lives by increasing knowledge of a potentially fatal adverse drug effect. Akathisia is a disorder, induced by more than 100 different types of medications, which can cause a person …

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