I'm on Risperdale for 2 years now, mainly for my tics, even though I was obviously depressed and my doctor didn't give me any antidepressant.
6 months later I increase the dose to 2 mg after consulting my doctor. Things go great but my depression is lingering, doctor says it needs time.
6 months after that, I go to her telling her that I can't feel happy or enjoy day to day things. She put on cipralex as well as risperdale.
A few months after that it occurs to me that maybe the drug is causing this emotional numbness so I call her again and explain this and she says lower the dose. But now I'm thinking maybe I should stop the medication. Got no better with cipralex btw. After lowering the dose I did feel my emotions come back. Hopefully by stopping it my motivation comes back. Or will it.