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Pharmacists and healthcare professionals are ideally placed to review and reduce inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities safely and effectively

There is a significantly higher rate of prescribing of medicines associated with mental illness among people with learning disabilities (PwLD) than in the general population and evidence suggests that the medicines are being prescribed on a long-term basis in the absence of documented mental health diagnoses. Therefore, medication reviews should be performed to reduce inappropriate prescribing.

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