I have been on Risperidone for over 10 years.
It's definitely one of the Gold Standard Antipsychotics out there.
It's my Wonder drug.
It's really the only AP that I can tolerate - it keeps me from going to the Hospital.
0.25 is a baby dose, it's not even a starter dose.
I'm pretty sure that your psychiatrist is going to want to eventually raise the dose to a therapeutic level of at least 2mg.
My current psychiatrist is convinced that Risperidone is the only AP that works for me.
The side effects are not easy - it kills my libido and right now at 3mg I'm living on my couch, but without it I would be Involuntary Committed again.
I'm also going to ask my psychiatrist about Haldol again.
It's closely related to Risperidone and it also works wonders for me.
Good luck with taking Risperidone @Lexicon.
Hope that it works out for you.