Psychotropics and challenging behaviour in people with an intellectual disability

Edwards, Niki S, Alexander, William, & Mutch, Allyson (2014) Psychotropics and challenging behaviour in people with an intellectual disability. The Medical Journal of Australia, 200(8), p. 456.

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Abstract

Hilmer and Gnjidic drew attention to the pharmacological management of behavioural problems in nursing home residents, and called for a reduction in inappropriate prescribing and the development of alternative management strategies.1 We extend these concerns to another vulnerable population — people with intellectual disability. Historically, this population is one of the most medicated groups in modern society.

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ID Code: 74769
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: intellectual disability, psychotropic medication, psychiatry, challenging behaviour
DOI: 10.5694/mja13.11258
ISSN: 1326-5377
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Care for Disabled (111703)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2014 05:15
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 22:15

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