Enforced Medication of Learning Disabled/ Autistic.

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The face of enforced medication.

‘They are rounding them up and making pin cushions of them’.

Sheffield care worker.

68% of people with learning disabilities in institutions are on anti psychotic medication.

Of those 68%, over 90% of them are being coshed with them regularly.

Despite the fact, that they have not been diagnosed with any mental illness.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3161063/Scandal-thousands-people-learning-disabilities-wrongly-given-anti-psychotic-drugs-chemical-cosh-control-behaviour.html

Antipsychotics are a group of medicines, that are mainly used to treat mental health illnesses, such as schizophrenia, or mania caused by bipolar disorder, treat severe depression and severe anxiety.

Antipsychotics are sometimes also called major tranquillisers.

Leading Psychiatrists, have publically called for an end to their use

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1516625.ece

And, the Association of Amercian Psychiatrists, warn they should not be combined, strictly monitored, and there should be pre health assessments.

http://www.choosingwisely.org/societies/american-psychiatric-association/

This does not appear to happen, in the prescription tick boxing, of our current supported for profit living institutions.

And, the LD/autistic

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