The face of enforced medication.
‘They are rounding them up and making pin cushions of them’.
Quote from a Sheffield Care worker.
68% of people with learning disabilities, in institutions, are on many anti psychotic medications.
Of these 68%, over 90%,are being coshed with them regularly.
Despite the fact, that they have not been diagnosed, with any mental illness, let alone the most serious psychosis.
Antipsychotics, are a group of medicines, mainly used, to treat mental health illnesses, such as schizophrenia, or mania caused by bipolar disorder, severe depression, and severe anxiety.
They are only licenced for psychosis and on a short term-3 months- basis for acute/severe behavioural problems.
They are not recommended long term for mere behavioural management, a learning disability, or autism..
Antipsychotics are major tranquillisers, the strongest form of neurosuppressant. .
Studies show schizophrenics do not like taking them, as they make them feel like zombies, emptied out, willpower drained, lives meaningless.
They are a chemical lobotomy.
They make a person physically and mentally unable to reactive/oppose, and totally compliant.
In studies animals became immobile, and did not resist being passively put into abnormal positions, but as they are not as drowsy as other sedative type drugs, a person is not asleep.
So the ideal drug for the most efficient profitable care control and the most expensive.
Leading Psychiatrists, have publically called for an end to this use
And, the Association of Amercian Psychiatrists, warn they should not be combined, strictly monitored, and, there should be pre health assessments.
But, this does not happen, in the prescription tick boxing, of our supported, for profit living institutions.
And, the LD/autistic cannot complain of a drug’s side effects.
In addition, the autistic/LD, are often, treated with ‘mood enhancers’ – anti depressants
Antidepressants, are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, neuropathic pain and, in some cases, dysmenorrhoea, snoring, migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addiction, dependence, and sleep disorders.
But, are not recommended, for merely having behaviour problems, learning difficulties, or autism.
Leading experts, oppose their use, saying, anti depressants, do more harm than good, and, this is to patients, who do have mental illness, and, can describe their side effects..
All medication prescribed in the UK, is licensed by the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Authority (MHRA)
But GPs, psychiatrists, can, and, increasingly do, choose to prescribe medication, ‘off licence’, for purposes, and at dosages, not recommended.
Particularly, as they are paid on the number of interventions, and prescriptions.
And, are targeted, and incentivised, by the UK’s third largest industry- pharmaceutical.T
NICE guidelines are just that.
Guidelines, which many professionals, and NHS Trusts, do not follow.
Therefore, there is no effective regulation, or, control on the use of prescription drugs in the UK.
Or, even, proper monitoring of the amount, dosages, and combinations.
All is left, to an on message professional, signing a script with minor adjustments, for life.
A professional, with little, or no involvement, in the day to day care, of the patient he prescribes for..
And, no accountability for the medication he prescribes.
And, this medication, is enforced, and, unquestioned, in the ‘incapables’ ‘best interests’, under the MCA on adults, and, by Care Orders on children.
And, despite, these autistic and learning disabled ‘incapables’, having no diagnosed mental illness, let alone, a severe one.
And, despite, no attempt at behaviour management, or physical assessment,
Nor, investigation into a physical cause, for their behaviour, or, even any pain, these patients, who have communication difficulties, may be suffering.
n or control of the use of prescription drugs in the UK.
Or even a check on the amount prescribed, their dosages or us.
All is left to an on message professional signing a script for life.
A profession with little on no involvement with the day to day care of their patient.
And no accountability for the medicines he prescribes.