AKATHISIA & other ADR experiences Antidepressants

AKATHISIA is a recognised adverse side effect and causes extreme agitation:

A video that should be seen by anyone who doubts extent of harm that pharmaceutical drugs for mental health conditions may cause some people - this is about Tardive Akathisia

A short video of the founder of APRIL explaining how AKATHISIA affected her daughter.

We will include excerpts from some of the hundreds of personal experiences told to APRIL eventually.

Some people have informed us the drugs have helped them but the withdrawal is a problem.

For now we will include links to other web sites.

Personal experiences of people taking antidepressants from Oxford based organisation HelathTalk

http://www.benzo.org.uk/healy.htm is a link to the withdrawal protocol some find of help.



Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)
If you have suffered psychiatric adverse reactions please report them. There may be side effects not mentioned on the data sheets. You can request a list of drugs used pre surgery and during surgery. You should be given patient information for all drugs prescribed as you are discharged from hospital.

Please report Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) to:

UK Yellow Card Reporting for Patient and Health Professional reports of Adverse Drug Reactions

USA and worldwide to the Food and Drug Administration for Patients and Healthcare Professionals

Universal free, independent drug safety website - Rxisk

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