Stomp on the chemical cosh

Thousands of people with learning disabilities are taking psychotropic drugs they do not need. Seán Kelly talks to Anne Webster and Carl Shaw, who lead STOMP, a welcome NHS England initiative to tackle the curse of overmedication

Approximately 35,000 people with learning disabilities, autism or both take unnecessary psychotropic medicines every day, according to a 2015 report from Public Health England.

Psychotropic medicine is usually used to treat psychosis, depression, anxiety . . .

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