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Primary Use of Risperdal

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I need help in defining the prescription brain altering drug; Risperidone (common generic name)/Risperdal (common brand name) and describing its primary use in the United States.

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This solution discusses the prescription drug riperidone (risperdal), what it is primarily used for, and what it does to the brains chemistry.

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Risperdal (Risperidone) is an anti-psychotic agent that is used to treat patients with mood disorders such as schizophrenia, bi-polar, and the irritability in some autistic disorders. It is often used to treat aggression, behavioral problems (in patients with mental retardation), individuals with false perceptions, and Tourette's syndrome. Studies show, that Risperdal (Risperidone) has been found to improve ...

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