Scottish Mental Health Act

Autism Rights challenges `mentally disordered` thinking on the mental health system's treatment of people who are on the Autistic spectrum.

Learning Disabilities and Autism are classed as `mental disorders`, under the terms of the Mental Health Act (Scotland). This means that people with Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders can be treated under the provisions of the Mental Health Act, just for `challenging behaviour`. Such `treatment` revolves entirely round psychotropic (psychiatric) drugs that are toxic, and that are known to be more problematic for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders because of their immunological and metabolic disorders.