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Disability Royal Commission hears teenager was left with severe disability after being given psychotropic medication – ABC News

Oliver McGowan was a school prefect and was training to become a Paralympian, but his quality of life drastically deteriorated after being given psychotropic me…



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Oliver McGowan was a school prefect, played representative football and athletics and was training to become a Paralympian.
Key points:

  • Oliver McGowan and his parents begged doctors not to give him a psychotropic drug
  • Oliver was 18 when he died in November 2016
  • His mother is calling for standardised mandatory training for healthcare workers

The teenager, who lived with autism and an intellectual disability, was told by a neurologist he had full life expectan…

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Sue Gilroy