The use of anti-psychotic drugs with adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

@article{Kiernan1995TheUO,
  title={The use of anti-psychotic drugs with adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.},
  author={Carol Kiernan and David J Reeves and Alison Alborz},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={263-74}
}
The use of anti-psychotic medication with an adult population of people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours was investigated as part of an epidemiological study covering seven district health authorities and corresponding local authorities in North West England. The study found a high rate of prescription of anti-psychotic drugs (48.1%). Chlorpromazine was the most frequently prescribed drug, followed by Thioridazine and Haloperidol. Three variables, psychiatric diagnosis… CONTINUE READING