Adverse effects of antipsychotic medications such as Risperdal (risperidone) send more than 20,000 people in the United States to the emergency room each year, prompting the American Psychiatric Association to issue an advisory to clinicians to carefully evaluate patients before prescribing the drugs to ensure that the use of antipsychotic medications are clinically warranted. Antipsychotic adverse effects were the cause of three times more emergency room visits than side effects from sedatives, four times more than stimulants, and five times more than antidepressants. The antipsychotic side effects that drive most people to the emergency room for treatment include extreme restlessness, ... Read More
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