how often is risperdal prescribed for depression with a phycotic break. All i can find on the presciption of risperdal is for scizaphrinia and bi-polar mania.
14 Mar 2005
Risperdal is frequently prescribed for any mental affliction that may involve racing thoughts, even if they don't lead to mania or a psychotic break. I am not sure of the exact chemical reasons but risperdal calms your brain and nerves so your thinking is slower and remains more rational. One of its big side effects is causing sleepiness because once someone's thoughts slow down, they can finally relax and usually conk out.
Remember that while a drug may not be directed from the makers for a certain use, it is legal for doctors to try other uses for it and this has lead us to many great medical breakthroughs.
A psychotic break is a form of a mania so to prescribe risperdal to prevent future occurrences and aid in someone's recovery is perfectly reasonable.
25 Jul 2009
i was prescribed risperdal as an anti-psychotic... however at the time i was on it i was also taking effexor for depression... after a while my doc took me off the effexor and just kept me on the risperdal for both, however, shortly after i stopped taking it due to learned knowledge that risperdal and similar other medicines can actually worsen your condition the longer you are on the medicine..i dont know how often but i know that it is used for both or at least in my situation it was...
- Risperdal Information for Consumers
- Risperdal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperdal (detailed)
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