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Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care

2 September 2015

A study led by Dr Rory Sheehan (UCL Psychiatry) has found that large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Nature, New Scientist, The Conversation, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hours 25 mins), More: BBC London 94.9 'Penny Smith and Paul Ross' (from 2 hours 8 mins), Watch: BBC Two 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 1 hour 38 mins)