A 45-year-old female asked:
Am bipolar 1, been suicidal, irritable and impatient, are these all signs of mania?also hoping switch from seroquel to abilify (aripiprazole) will help?any thoughts?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 15 years experience
ER: Please head to the nearest emergency room immediately for an evaluation if you are suicidal. Call 911 or a family member to take you; do not drive yourself. Good health.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can't say: Mixed? Manic? Depressed? Not enough info to know. Regarding which atypical to use - you won't really know until you have seen response to both. Abilify (aripiprazole) is now used to augment other meds for depression.
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Last updated Dec 31, 2015
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