James and Jill – Thank you for this really important interview. Jill – You so articulately bring up really important points about akathisia. For example, it’s so easy to feel utterly alone, being misunderstood, dismissed, judged, and dangerously misguided by virtually everyone – health professionals, family, friends, and other acquaintances. When you try to describe how you’re feeling, it essentially becomes a downward spiral of misdiagnoses and continued pharmaceutical injury. I was slapped with “Generalized Anxiety Disorder” by a psychiatrist when I was actually suffering from – as you aptly put – chemical-induced terror. Also, I didn’t have a lot of the pacing and other external movements that many think of with akathisia, but I had the extreme internal agitation. There were moments here and there when I could still myself, but it wouldn’t stick and I’d just return to the agitated state. The examples you give of people describing how they feel with akathisia are right on target and really helpful. Thank you for all you’re doing!