Is There Any Indication That Risperdal Causes Psychotic Thinking?


Asked by Ann

Is There Any Indication That Risperdal Causes Psychotic Thinking?


Hi Ann:

I wish you had given us a little more information. For instance, are you the one taking the medication, and what was is prescribed for? Risperdal is an antipsychotic, and is designed to reduce/control psychotic thinking. It is also used in Autistic children to control irritability and some doctors are using it for depression in teens.

Psychotic thinking comes with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression with Psychotic Features.

If the Risperdal is not taken as directed, then the patient can experience "breakthrough" symptoms of psychosis, and certain drugs or medications can cause this as well, or interfere with the absorption of the Risperdal.

You should speak with your doctor about this, because it can be serious.

Best of luck,

Dr. Diana Walcutt

*Dr. Walcutt is a Psychologist. Dr. Walcutt's answers are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental disorder. Any information given in a post about medication is for educational purposes only, and primarily to aid you in having an informed discussion with your own Psychiatrist/Physician.

Answered by Diana L. Walcutt, M.D.