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How quickly does abilify work

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweatin... Read More
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Good Question: The exact mechanism by which Abilify (aripiprazole) (generic aripiprizole) works is unknown. We know that Abilify (aripiprazole) selectively binds dif... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Depends: The time to onset of action of Abilify (aripiprazole) varies based on a number of factors including, among others, the condition being treated, how se... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Varies: It depends upon individual circumstances and adequacy of dose but Abilify (aripiprazole) usually begins to work in the first 1-3 weeks followed by con... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Varies: It depends upon individual circumstances and adequacy of dose but Abilify (aripiprazole) usually begins to work in the first 1-3 weeks followed by con... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
IT IS NOT CLEAR: The mechanism of aripiprazole (Abilify) is not exactly known. However, it seems to enhance the effects of dopamine and serotonin when these are low... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Very well: For some, less for others. Like most psychiatric medications, hard to predict until you try it.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Confusing: why would someone who needs the benefit of Abilify (aripiprazole) even consider smoking weed when the Abilify (aripiprazole) is (hopefully) to increas... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Psychiatric meds: The Celexa may start working within a couple of weeks or may take up to 4 to 6 weeks. People sometimes respond to Abilify (aripiprazole) as early as o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sometimes...: Sometimes Abilify (aripiprazole) works well enough as an antidepressant that one can take it alone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Patel
Child Psychiatry 32 years experience
Probably not: To my knowledge, there have been no studies to compare the two in depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) and coffee are two different things with totally ... Read More

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