What Disorders is Risperdal Used to Treat?

Published on February 21, 2014 by Sandy Liebhard

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Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic that is approved to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in adults and children (between the ages of 10 and 17), as well as irritability associated with autism in children between the ages of 5 and 16. The drug is also sometimes used off-label to treat ADHD and other conditions. Risperdal did not receive approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for any pediatric indications until 2006.