assessment and treatment units
Assessment and treatment units are designed to be short-term secure placements for people with learning disabilities to receive treatment before moving back into the community. However, they are controversial and people can live in them for years.
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Have NHS efforts to reduce over medicating been successful?
In 2016, the UK government launched a groundbreaking drive to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs for people with autism and learning disabilities. But recent figures show that while prescribing rates for antipsychotics have fallen since the campaign’s launch, antidepressants, hypnotics, and stimulants have all risen.