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Doctors told to stop overmedicating people with a learning disability and autism

 

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Doctors told to stop overmedicating people with a learning disability and autism

NHS England is asking more doctors and health care professionals to sign up to a pledge to stop the overmedication of people with a learning disability, autism or both.

The call is being backed by the government and will target NHS trusts, CCGs and those in the independent  sector, to review and seek alternatives to prescribing psychotropic drugs.