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Titolo:
A REVIEW OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC-DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING-DISABILITIES WHO LIVE IN LEICESTERSHIRE
Autore:
BRANFORD D;
Indirizzi:
FOSSE HLTH TRUST,GLENFRITH DIV LEICESTER LEICS ENGLAND DE MONTFORT UNIV LEICESTER LE1 9BH LEICS ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
JIDR. Journal of intellectual disability research
, volume: 40, anno: 1996,
parte:, 4
pagine: 358 - 368
SICI:
0964-2633(1996)40:<358:AROAPF>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES; MENTALLY-RETARDED PERSONS; PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION; BEHAVIOR; RETARDATION; INSTITUTION; PREVALENCE; PATTERNS; ADULTS;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
32
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Citazione:
D. Branford, "A REVIEW OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC-DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING-DISABILITIES WHO LIVE IN LEICESTERSHIRE", JIDR. Journal of intellectual disability research, 40, 1996, pp. 358-368

Abstract

Antipsychotic drugs are widely prescribed for people with learning disabilities to control challenging behaviour. Concern has been expressed that such prescribing is excessive, inappropriate and potentially harmful. A review of 198 patients with learning disabilities resulted inagreement to reduce or withdraw antipsychotic drug therapy in 123 cases. The antipsychotic drug therapy was totally withdrawn in 43 cases and the dose reduced for the remaining 80. Out of the 43 patients who underwent total drug withdrawal, 31 remained off such therapy and 12 required represcribing within a 12-month period. Out of the remaining 80who underwent dose reduction, 40 suffered a deterioration in behaviour which resulted in some degree of dose increase, and 40, although maintained on a lower dose, neither achieved total withdrawal nor deteriorated to an extent that a dose increase was required.

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