anti-psychotic drugs

The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs

This book has been written by psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff. The publishers say: “Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs have become some of the biggest blockbusters of the early 21st century, increasingly prescribed not just to people with ‘schizophrenia’ or other severe forms of mental disturbance…
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People with learning disabilities over-prescribed psychiatric drugs

A study by Public Health England (July, 2015) found that people with learning disabilities are regularly prescribed psychiatric drugs without a recorded diagnosis. The report’s Executive Summary referred to a prior UK government report – Transforming Care – and noted the…
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