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Risperdal Alternatives

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Risperdal is one of the most challenging antipsychotic drugs on the market. It is critically important to seek structured, effective Risperdal alternatives help.

At Alternative to Meds Center we understand the risks posed by this drug and we’re here to help you find a way through and out of it. We’ve been there. We know what it takes.

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Finding a Way Out

If bothersome side effects arise while taking Risperdal or if this medication is not effective at treating your condition, there are Risperdal alternatives. Even if this drug does manage symptoms to a degree and side effects are not that severe, one may still want to consider Rierpdal alternatives help. Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic, also known as a second-generation antipsychotic, is licensed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability related to autism. Individuals are often put on an antipsychotic after a psychotic break, or after other medications have been tried and have been ineffective. This antipsychotic and others of its kind may seem effective and tolerable on the onset however, these drugs are usually not well tolerated for prolonged use.

Individuals may find that aside from unpleasant side effects or inadequate effectiveness, antipsychotics may also cause a person to feel disconnected from life, and find it difficult to set goals and function in life as they would like to. Some Risperdal users may deem these side effects and setbacks as better than dealing with symptoms related to their disorder such as a lack of sleep if they suffer from insomnia. For others, this drug may not help symptoms at all and may even worsen them. In any case, there are many antipsychotic alternatives ranging from other medications to psychotherapy and natural holistic therapies.

Alternative Therapies

The traditional and most commonly suggested antipsychotic alternatives are other medications and therapy. Risperdal is often already being used as an alternative to other previously ineffective antipsychotics or antidepressants. When individuals are having problems with this medication, it may be time to consider alternatives that do not include the burdens of the prescription medications. Fortunately, there are many ways to control mental health symptoms and disorders without the use of psychiatric medications. Using another medication as an alternative to this drug is likely to cause many of the same problems that were experienced with Risperdal. Medications which are prescribed by traditional medical professionals as alternatives to Risperdal include: other atypical antipsychotics such as Clozapine (Clozaril), and typical (first-generation) antipsychotics such as Haloperidol (Haldol).

Therapy is a viable Risperdal alternative treatment that could be effective in treating symptoms that these drugs attempt to manage. Therapy alone may not adequately control symptoms; however, therapy can be a vital part of a well-structured alternative treatment plan. Psychosocial treatments and/or psychotherapy (talk therapy) have been found to be very helpful in offering support, guidance, and education to individuals with mental disorders, as well as their families. Alternative to Meds Center uses lab tests to identify underlying causes for the original symptoms; where toxicity is an often found culprit.

getting off risperdalOur program includes medical professionals to aid individuals in reducing dependence upon Risperdal. This is done by utilizing carefully planned tapering techniques, using natural substances to stabilize the neurochemistry, and removing neurotoxins which may have contribute to original symptoms that lead to being medicated with an antipsychotic. We also uses IV amino therapy, personal exercise training, peer support, massage, yoga, targeted nutritional therapy and Risperdal natural alternatives to address the expected withdrawal symptoms and side effects. Sugar, processed food, cigarettes, and caffeine are restricted and supplements that are beneficial to these individuals are used. Once the individual is stable and sedated, Risperdal can be slowly reduced and the dosage can be adjusted if needed.

Learn more information about the underlying reasons of why antipsychotic medications could have been prescribed, and how we help create effective methods of Risperdal alternatives help.

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Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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