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FDA Approves Risperdal for Kids

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FDA Approves Risperdal for Kids

Children's Health

FDA Approves Risperdal for Kids

FDA Approves Risperdal for Kids

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the powerful antipsychotic drug Risperdal for use in preteens and teenagers with schizophrenia or manic depressive illness. Risperdal can be very effective, but it also has some significant side effects.

American Psychiatric Association President Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D., who has been taking care of adults and children with serious psychiatric disorders for nearly 40 years, speaks with Renee Montagne.