Research at the University of Cardiff School of Medicine is exploring whether and how people with learning disabilities, only one in six of whom have ever displayed symptoms of psychosis, can be safely withdrawn from antipsychotics. “The study is investigating an approach to reduce one of the greatest concerns in the healthcare of people with learning disabilities: Sedating medication is prescribed when it isn’t effective, significantly reducing people’s quality of life and their ability to integrate into society.”
Why are people with learning disabilities being given the so-called “antipsychotics” in the first place? People who have challenges with learning certainly don’t need to be given something that screws up your thinking and keeps you from being able to connect with your emotions! These so-called “treatments” are nothing more than tranquilizers, period. How are they going to help people with learning disabilities?
My exact thoughts!