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Glossary Term: Risperdal
Definition: Brand name for risperidone --an anti-psychotic drug used to treat problem behaviors associated with autism such as irritability, aggression, temper tantrums, self-injury, and quickly changing moods. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children and adolescents with autism in October, 2006.
Alternative Names/ Synonyms: Risperidone
More Information: Press Release on FDA Approval of Risperdal