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A 35-year-old female asked:

why would a psychiatrist prescribe respiridone low dose .5mg to an young adult?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
A few reasons: Risperidone (brand name risperdal) is an "atypical" antipsychotic originally developed to treat psychosis in schizophrenia & related conditions. However, such medications are now also being used for bipolar disorder, treatment-resistant depression, severe agitation, & other conditions. In less severe disorders, the risks may outweigh the benefits, in more severe disorders the reverse is true.
Dr. Vanja Kondev
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Risperidone: Risperidone is used to treat psychosis and mood disturbances.

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