Ethical issues of psychotropic medication for people with intellectual disabilities

Raghavan, Raghu and Patel, Pradip (2010) Ethical issues of psychotropic medication for people with intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 4 (3). pp. 34-38. ISSN 2044-1282

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There is over-use of psychotropic medication with people with intellectual disabilities. Many of these individuals do not have the capacity to understand and retain the relevant information about the use and effectiveness of medication. Professionals and health care practitioners need to be fully aware of the ethical and legal issues in the use and administration of psychotropic medication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning disabilities, medication
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 11:18

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