I was diagnosed with "mood disorder" by a psychiatrist after my last suicide attempt. Kind of sounds like a very broad term, and the only reason I tried to kill myself is because of chronic pain. I guess it's crazy to not want to feel handicapped. Anyway, who here has taken or know someone who has taken Risperidone? It was prescribed to me but I refused to take it. I have tried other drugs before and never felt different so I thought it was BS. Besides, I wouldn't be so moody and depressed if I wasn't in pain. Hm, but instead of helping me right away they just prescribe drugs. :unsure: I have tried Depakote, Paxil, Abilify, and Welbutrin and sometimes a combination of the aforementioned. I didn't notice a change. What will Risperidone do or will it even do anything at all? It seems pointless. All I want is for this pain to go away. I just want control over my life and I don't see how being held hostage by the pharmaceutical companies will achieve that. I've also heard of very negative side effects to some of these drugs so it does concern me.