Arlette Scheifes

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BACKGROUND Psychotropic drugs are prescribed to approximately 30-40% of adults with intellectual disability (ID) and challenging behaviour, despite the limited evidence of effectiveness and the potential of adverse events. AIMS To assess the prevalence of adverse events in association with psychotropic drug use in adults with ID and challenging behaviour(More)
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to approximately 30% to 40% of adults with intellectual disability (ID) and behavioral problems despite lack of evidence of effectiveness and potential adverse effects, including movement disorders. AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of movement disorders (dyskinesia, akathisia, dystonia,(More)
Psychotropic drugs are a cornerstone in the treatment of psychopathology and/or behavioral problems in children with intellectual disability (ID), despite concerns about efficacy and safety. Studies on the prevalence of psychotropic drug use have mainly been focused on adults with ID or children without ID. Therefore the aim of this cross sectional study(More)
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