Use of medication for challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disability

 

 

 

Gyles Glover, Sarah Bernard, David Branford, Anthony Holland and Andre Strydom

The British Journal of Psychiatry

July 2014

 

 

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/205/1/6.short

 

 

Abstract

 

Medications, particularly antipsychotics, are commonly used to manage challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disability. When the behaviour does not arise from an underlying mental illness, this is commonly off-licence and evidence of efficacy is lacking. A national audit programme would be one way to address the concerns this raises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

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