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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?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
Family Medicine 16 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Your medication should be managed by a Psychiatrist who understands your medical and psychological history. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help.
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Last updated Jul 1, 2022

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