Topics tagged with "Risperidone"


What is risperidone? The treatment of bipolar disorder is complex due to the presence of varying configurations of symptoms in patients. The primary treatments for bipolar disorder are pharmacological, and often involve second generation antipsychotic drugs, such as risperidone. Based on its affinity for dopamine and serotonin receptors, risperidone has been proposed as a treatment for bipolar disorder. What is the evidence for risperidone as treatment for bipolar disorder? Symptoms Moderate quality evidence suggests small to medium-sized effects of greater improvement in acute mania symptoms with risperidone than with placebo, aripiprazole, lithium, valporate, lamotrigine, licarbazepine, or topiramate, although there was…


What is risperidone? Second generation antipsychotics (sometimes referred to as ‘atypical’ antipsychotics) such as risperidone are a newer class of antipsychotic medication than first generation ‘typical’ antipsychotics. Second generation antipsychotics are effective for the positive symptoms of schizophrenia. It is sometimes claimed that they are more effective than first generation antipsychotics in treating the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Negative symptoms include a lack of ordinary mental activities such as emotional expression, social engagement, thinking and motivation, whereas positive symptoms include the experiences of perceptual abnormalities (hallucinations) and fixed, false, irrational beliefs (delusions). Second generation antipsychotics may also cause less extra-pyramidal…

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