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Using positive behavioural support (PBS) for STOMP medication challenge

Gerrard, David, Rhodes, Jennifer, Lee, Ruth and Ling, Jonathan (2019) Using positive behavioural support (PBS) for STOMP medication challenge. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. ISSN 2044-1282

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate if positive behavioural support (PBS) can be an effective alternative to medication, and can aid medication reduction in people with a learning disability, autism or both who are prescribed psychotropic medication for behaviour thought to be challenging. STOMP is an initiative supported by NHS England which aims to reduce inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication, i.e. antipsychotics used for challenging behaviour in the absence of a documented mental health diagnosis. PBS has been described as the first line of intervention for behaviours which challenge, (NICE, 2015) and has been highlighted as a non-pharmacological alternative to, medication.

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Depositing User: Jonathan Ling


Item ID: 10985
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ISSN: 2044-1282
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 15:08
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2023 10:08


Author: Jonathan Ling ORCID iD
Author: David Gerrard
Author: Jennifer Rhodes
Author: Ruth Lee

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