I was leading a normal life until I was imprisoned for being a conscientious objector. Since then I have suffered from post-traumatic stress, social stress, and severe anxiety. I have been taking xanax for 9 years or so plus anti-depressants(entact). My health has improved enormously. Nevertheless,i have noticed some side effects such as hostility, agitation, mania, memory lapses, and at times a bit of depression. Recently, my doctor had me take risperdal to combat my mania symptoms and it has worked. Since I am a teacher, do you have any better suggestions for me?