“Just over half of people with learning disabilities living in residential centres are being prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs which can be used to control the behaviour of vulnerable residents,” reported The Irish Times.
The figures came from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, and were based on a nationally representative sample of people with an intellectual disability aged 40 and older.
“Drug use was highest among those living in residential or institutional settings (54 per cent),” reported the Times, “followed by community group homes (42 per cent) and independent settings (16 per cent)… Campaigners say the scale at which these ‘chemical cosh’ drugs are being used pose troubling questions about the quality of life for thousands of people with intellectual disabilities living in institutions or other settings.”
Disability centres challenged over use of antipsychotic drugs (Irish Times, June 2, 2015)
An antipsychotic is an invisible rope, to make the subject immobile.
Indeed, it can rob a person of motivation, decision making, and willpower as defined by “abulia” and “hypobulia.”
That must be made illegal. These are torture drugs, no more no less.
B, It could well be illegal. Just that they’re allowed to get away with it (because it happens every where else).
Yes , it could be illegal , but no one is willing to stop it because they themselves are not being drugged.
Only those who have experienced the drugs , know the effects, know the feeling.
Because every has been tricked into calling the drugs “medicine” .
It’s ignorance. Vulnerable people in Ireland should be looked after properly, not slyly medicated to death out of view. I’ve been on these drugs and they are torture – when I stopped taking them I got a lot worse, and then gradually better, and then well.
Adderal may make you feel smart but WTF anti psychotics give you a learning disability.
The people in power are playing out some of their own psychological problems/needs at the expense of the innocent.