Posted by Dinah on November 19, 2007, at 10:46:48
In reply to Re: SSRI Apathy- This is the *True* SSRI response!, posted by Robert Hoffman on November 19, 2007, at 9:09:01
I think the difference is that the calm that klonopin gives me is a surface calm, but the calm risperdal gives me is a deep down to the bones calm.
Klonopin calms me down for the moment, but Risperdal seems to stop the cycle.
Major versus minor tranquilizer? Or maybe it just interferes with the obsessive thoughts that are causing the anxiety?
I don't know if Risperdal has an antidepressant effect, but if I've taken it for a week or so and quit, I feel tearful and sad for a while. It usually makes me want to run back and take another one, but I've found if I stick it out it passes and if I know it's coming I can tolerate it better.