Project Background and Aim

Our earlier research has shown that many people with intellectual disability receive psychotropic medication, in some cases without a diagnosis of mental illness. The extent of prescribing of these drugs suggests that improved prescribing is possible.

Our aim is to extend knowledge on the complex issue of psychotropic prescribing in people with intellectual disability. This will allow us to develop and test a computer-based medication review tool that can be used in routine clinical practice in order to ensure the best use is being made of psychotropic medication and that people with intellectual disability are at the centre of their care.