Risperidone is what's known as an atypical anti psychotic. It has many prescribed uses.
I personally know people who receive injection s once a fortnight for ongoing bipolar. It tends to be a drug you will stay on for a good while.
So In answer to your question, it's not just prescribed for acute psychotic episodes.
- Risperidone Information for Consumers
- Risperidone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperidone (detailed)
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