... and 1 week in a pschiatric award... by partially, I quote "psychotic or manic", undetermined bipolar tyype condition. Outcome thus far, quick recovery, back at college, living independently, coping normally", other than somewhat tired from Risp??? Prescribed for next 6months, with 2 visits to day ward per week. Is this too much drug reliance too quick for a young woman, without further observation and monitoring?? Concerned Parent,
If her doctor prescribed the Risperidone for her, then she must need it. You seem to be concerned about the med, but without the dosage I wouldn't be able to help much. I can tell you that at the psych hospital I work at, we use it a lot. It works very well for most people. Her doctor should take her off of it once she has had a marked decrease in: emotional excitement, delusions, paranoia and/or hallucinations or once she has been able to better reorganize her thought processes. It won't be a medication that she should have to be on for a long time; meaning, it's not something she'll have to take for the rest of her life-if that's what's concerning you. If you have any other questions I will be happy to answer them for you, just post back. I hope this has helped somewhat.
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