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NHS England says it is taking urgent measures to tackle the over-medication of people with learning disabilities.
A report by Public Health England estimates that up to 35,000 adults with a learning disability are being prescribed an antipsychotic, an antidepressant or both without appropriate clinical justification.
A letter is being sent to patients and professionals as a call to action.
Anyone concerned about a prescription is urged to consult their doctor.
People should not stop their medication unless they have been advised to do so by their clinician, experts advise.
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