7. Haloperidol and Risperidone in Mania

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal2 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen3,4
  1. John Cookson

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470017953.ch7

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

How to Cite

Cookson, J. (2005) Haloperidol and Risperidone in Mania, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470017953.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego and Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (116-A), San Diego, CA 92161, USA

  2. 3

    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA

  3. 4

    Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co, 525 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA

Author Information

  1. Royal London Hospital, St Clement's, 2A Bow Road, London E3 4LL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856079

Online ISBN: 9780470017951



  • acute tranquillization in mania;
  • dopamine-receptor blocking actions;
  • mood stabilizers;
  • depot antipsychotic medication;
  • extrapyramidal side effects;
  • placebo-controlled design


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Acute Tranquillization in Mania

  • Sedation is not Required for Antipsychotics to Improve Mania

  • Haloperidol in Mania

  • Combination Treatment with Lithium and Haloperidol

  • Hormone Changes and Mechanisms of Antimanic Effects of Antipsychotics

  • Antipsychotics As Mood Stabilizers

  • Risperidone

  • Risperidone in Mania and Hypomania

  • Conclusions

  • References