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Abilify For Ocd
OCD and abilify (aripiprazole): That is a question that needs to be answered by the doctor who is prescribing it. Best to discuss with that person, or get a consultation with a psychiatrist to determine if you are on the right medication, and what the appropriate dosage is.
Hard to tell: OCD is a chronic but very treatable illness consisting of obsessions or compulsions. CBT and SSRI medications are the treatment of choice. Aripiprazole (Abilify) is a second-generation antipsychotic that modulates serotonin and dopamine. Ask your physician why he has added aripiprazole to your regimen. Wish you the best.
Hard to say: Not a first-line treatment for ocd, but sometimes prescribed off-label (along with an ssri). You will have to weigh risks and benefits-- potential adverse effects (e.g., metabolic) vs. How much it helps ; how much distress/impairment your ocd symptoms cause. With good psychotherapy ("exposure and response prevention" is the treatment of choice), you may find you need less medication, or none.
Ocd, am taking 300 mg luvox and still going back to house to check locks after leave, also on abilify, (aripiprazole) remeron and depekote for bipolar i, what next?
Psychotherapy: What's "next" might be to add psychotherapy to your current treatment -- specifically cognitive behavioral therapy, with exposure and response prevention (erp). This can be really helpful, and increases likelihood of good results for ocd treatment. Speak with your psychiatrist about such referrals. More info here: http://www. Ocfoundation. Org/cbt. Aspx.See 2 more doctor answers
I have obsessive compulsive disorder. I take escitalopram anafranil and abilify (aripiprazole). It works slowly I don't want to make therapy ive already done IT befor?
Possible: All meds in this class have been associated with some wt gain, but Abilify (aripiprazole) is the least likely. It tends to be gradual and can be prevented by attention to diet and exercise. Fear of wt gain shouldn't be cause for not getting appropriate treatment for psychiatric problems. A healthy person if more likely to be able to follow diet and exercise.See 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar and: Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for mood regulation in bipolar disorder, but can be very helpful as well in the treatment of explosive anger and irritability, and as an augmenting medication alongside antidepressants that have only been partially effective. It can also be used in the treatment of thought disorders.See 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole): Not that I am aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
A/W Dr. Jacobson: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & as an adunjunct medication for recalitrant major depression & autism spectrum disorders. Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence. A psychiatrist can prescribe abilify (aripiprazole) if indicated.See 1 more doctor answer
Under Supervision: Dr ali has provided specifics. This should only be done under medical supervision. It is important that this be discussed & coordinated with your prescribing physician.See 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms????: Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects may include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. Let your psychiatrist know aboutSee 1 more doctor answer
Very well: For some, less for others. Like most psychiatric medications, hard to predict until you try it.See 1 more doctor answer
There are none: There are no known interactions. Discuss risks benefits side effects and concerns with your prescribing physician.See 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole) and pregnanc: Http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20081112144302aanjpbz. I would advise against it.
Safe with monitoring: Both medications are very safe if prescribed by doctors familiar with their use and with appropriate monitoring. The main serious adverse effects have to do with either the fact that the medicines may take a while to have beneficial effects (and during that early period when they have not helped, they can actually make things briefly worse) and preventable long term effects that require monitoring.See 1 more doctor answer