Thought for the day

"We do not at present educate people to think but, rather, to have opinions." -- Louis L'Amour


University of Exeter and King's College London researchers discovered the use of antipsychotic drugs among homes soared from 18 per cent in 2017 to 28 per cent this year.

The tranquilisers are usually prescribed to schizophrenia patients to help prevent hallucinations.

They've been dubbed 'chemical cosh' due to their sedative effects and have been routinely used on people with dementia to control agitation, despite a supposed Government crackdown because of the dangers they pose. 

Previous research have found them to be double the risk of early death and treble the chances of stroke.