Do they take double the dose for one condition? As in, if someone has schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is taking risperidone to treat both, would they take twice as much as they would if they were only being treated for schizophrenia?
Hi, writer! No, usually the prescribed dosage is sufficient to control the symptoms of both disorders and there is a maximum dosage for medications that generally is not exceeded. However, a doctor might add additional medications to control specific symptoms not relieved by the antipsychotic (antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, etc.).
Best wishes, WCV
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