The atypical antipsychotics (Risperdal through abilify
, Fanapt and Saphris) have a safer side effect prof
ile than the typicals (Thorazine through Haldol) in that they have half the statistical potential of
causing tardive dyskinesia (a long term side
effect which is a movement disorder of
all current antipsychotics except for Clozaril). They also have far more of
a mood stabilization effect and have been specifically FDA approved for this purpose.