Risperidone is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autistic disorder). This medication can help you to think clearly and take part in everyday life. Risperidone belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. Do not stop taking risperidone, even when you feel better.
Only your healthcare provider can determine the length of risperidone treatment that is right for you. The chances are pretty good that Risperdal (risperidone) will work for what can be ridiculously described as “basic,” “simple,” or even “normal”. We conclude that even at a dose of 2 mg/day, risperidone was highly initial treatment of FEP, especially given the good initial response rate.
"Risperidone is very good antipsychotic medication," said Dr. Ragy Girgis, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical.