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RXISK Issues $100,000 Prize for the Cure for PSSD and other enduring post-psychiatric drug damages

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"This Prize is part of a two-pronged attack on the unwillingness of the medical and regulatory establishments to listen to people with adverse events in general – not just the sexual dysfunctions mentioned here. The second front in the attack will be unveiled in a few weeks’ time."

"The prize
We are following in the footsteps of the method that led to a solution to the famous Longitude problem in instituting a Prize.

The first step is to raise $100,000 toward a Prize for a Cure. We would like as many people as possible who are affected or related to someone who is affected to make a donation of $200 towards a target fund of $100,000.

As mentioned, solving this problem will likely make a major contribution to solving the enduring withdrawal syndromes that affect anyone taking antidepressants and antipsychotics. Five per cent of the populations of North America and Europe, and anywhere else where antidepressants are used on the same scale, are unable to get off treatment because of withdrawal problems – that is 50 million people in North America and Europe alone. Fifty million cents would be $500,000 – so a target of $100,000 seems more than reachable.

The Prize will be offered to anyone who finds a cure for PSSD, PFS or PRSD. This could be a doctor, a scientist, a drug company, a member of the public – anyone. There are no restrictions.

RxISK has several sufferers from each of these syndromes who have convincing enduring conditions. The Prize will be given if someone can bring about a restoration to normal, or very close to it, that endures in our volunteers.

There are several reasons why we chose to make this initiative about sexual dysfunction rather than other problems such as antidepressant withdrawal. Mainly because the time is right, and there is already a strong basis to build upon. As more than one type of drug is involved, there is also potentially a larger group of people to approach the problem from different angles."



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Thanks for posting f4P.


Sadly I think the damage is so deep and extensive that I cant see a cure being obtained for this. Damage that probably extends right back up the body and  into the frontal lobe of the brain.


Healy emplores us to write to mps and others to bring this to their attention. I have done so - for several years in fact on a regular basis, even made face to face complaints  and was basically belittled unacknowledged and even mocked. One doctor said "cant be due to the drug you aren't taking it anymore". To raise this issue is demeaning enough yet on another occasion a doctor made an extraordinary offensive insulting comment to me thinking it was a joke, 2 years later when I requested a copy of my notes I saw that because of this I had been covertly labeled as autistic/aspergers simply because I was unable to pick up social cues because I didn't smile at his (offensive) comment!! I was outraged when I saw that. wtf! They refused to remove this comment from my notes because it was now a legal document! And this is the outcome of trying to make a complaint!!

Furthermore when I told them I was heartbroken I had been damaged by drugs from the doctor when I said all along that I and my family were  against the taking of drugs especially in light of  the thalidomide tragedy 2 years prior to my birth and because of that my parents resolved not to take any drugs when pregnant with me should they be offered them by a doctor. Later in the copy of the notes I requested the  doctor had written,  when nz11's mother was pregnant with him she was given medication and that medicine was thalidomide. The fact that thalidomide was withdrawn in 1961 and I was born in 1963 making this an impossibility didn't seem to register with them, if he didn't know that he should have!.....how can these people get away with this bs. Once again they refused to remove this false statement however agreed to attach to my notes to always be read with a signed statement from my mother refuting said comment.

I'm done with writing complaint letters and forget making face to face complaints, it was one of the most dangerous things I have ever done. And I had to do all this while holding myself together suffering wdl !!


I look forward to seeing Healys template letter and will compare it to what I wrote regularly for several years and was simply referred in writing to others to complain to. It all ended up with a black hole of deafening silence.

If you read the history of thalidomide you will find a very similar denial denial denial from the medical profession. The mother was blamed then pathogens in the air were blamed and so it went on.

Make no mistake about it we are now living in an Alice in wonderland society in which things are  whatever  the Red Queen doctor says they are. 




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I have complained about PSSD to doctors for years. I have also formally complained about it to my local mental health team. I have also faced nothing but ridicule, and have been told over many years that my sexual problems have been caused by anything and everything but the SSRI citalopram which I know was the cause of my PSSD. These doctors don't seem to want to listen. Living with PSSD is a very lonely place to be. No one seems to want to believe the damage these drugs can cause. Especially not the doctors.

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