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    BuddhaThu posted:
    Hello, it has been years since I've been in here.

    Before, I was on 10 mgs of Ritalin taken once a day. That is due to budget and being uninsured.

    Now, I am insured, but the doctor has placed me on 8 mgs of Risperdal for another psychiatric problem that is not ADD.

    I am noticing that I am making fewer mistakes in my writing, but sometimes, it i hard to get started.

    I am wondering if anyone here who is ADD on Risperdal? What are your experiences?
    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi BuddhaThu and welcome back!

    I'm glad to see that you are on the right track and consulting a doctor.

    You can always check out our reviews page for Risperdal. We have 434 posts from users sharing their experience taking the drug. Here is the link: oral.aspx?drugid=9846&drugname=Risperdal oral

    As always, please keep your doctor informed if you develop any unusual symptoms while taking Risperdal.
    Expert-Gina Pera responded:
    Hello there,

    Are you sure the other "psychiatric problem that is not ADHD" is actually not ADHD?

    Many treating physicians do not realize that ADHD itself is associated with mood challenges and irritability. Additionally, ADHD is often co-existing with depression and anxiety.

    The stimulants are the first-line medication for ADHD. Often, a second medication will be helpful in treating the full range of symptoms, such as from the depression and/or anxiety.

    Risperdol is an anti-psychotic with a high side effect profile.

    It is not considered a first- or even second-line treatment for ADHD.

    I hope this helps.

    Gina Pera, Adult ADHD expert
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