Monday, 1 November 2010

WHAT HAVE THE DRUGS DONE TO DAD ? Anti-psychotic drugs effects on elderly people

Tonight on BBC TV 1 at 8.30 pm PANORAMA will focus on the adverse effects of antipsychotic/ psychoactive drugs on people who are already having problems, such as those with suspected dementia.

An elderly father sedated with a 'chemical cosh' of powerful drugs and secretly filmed by his daughter. Families who care for their loved ones at home to help them come off the anti-psychotic drugs that worsen their symptoms and shorten their lives. is a helpful web site with information on reducing psychotropic drugs. Input by psychologist Rufus May and MH Nurse Adam Jhugroo, both known to APRIL charity as caring people really concerned about overuse of drugs in mental health. They have also participated in our conferences.

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