Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms With Risperidone

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: The recent letters from Dr. Andrade and Drs. Saxena and Bystritsky regarding the worsening of antidepressanttreated obsessive-compulsive symptoms upon addition of risperidone did not address an additional issue—that there have been reports of risperidone-induced obsessive-compulsive symptoms. In addition, I recently had a patient who developed an obsessional image of a person’s face that repeatedly appeared in his mind as he went about his activities. He did not know the person whose image he saw, and he became acutely distressed by the recurring appearance of this image.

J Clin Psychiatry 1999;60(4):261