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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