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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Yazdi, Bahar; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with epilepsy (PWE) have a higher fracture risk than nonepilepsy populations. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) cause bone loss. Limited physical activity and poor dietary intake increase fracture risk in PWE. People with an intellectual disability have higher prevalence of epilepsy, likely to be on multiple AEDs, with poorer response,…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Drug Therapy
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Nancarrow, Thomas; Rencher, Joshua; Wilcock, Mike; Bonell, Simon; Wolke, Tony; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is associated with polypharmacy particularly off-label psychotropics for "challenging behaviour." NHS England introduced the "stopping over medication of people with a learning disability (LD), autism or both" (STOMP) initiative. As ID services are a professionally diverse group, it is…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Drug Therapy
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Niven, Abigail; Goodey, Rebecca; Webb, Alison; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The use of psychotropic medication to manage challenging behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities is a contentious issue which NHS England has now focused on. This paper looks to evaluate this within the multidisciplinary context. Method: Records of clients (n = 106) open to a Community Intellectual Disabilities team for…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Interdisciplinary Approach