5mg daily prescribed to an 86 year old seems to have subdued all communication and she is not able to eat properly or converse.
Negative symptoms of Risperdal include anhedonia (absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would ordinarily be pleasurable) flattened affect, apathy, and social withdrawal.
There may also be a small risk of stroke associated with the use of Risperdal in the elderly but research is limited.
Talk with your doctor if you are concerned.
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