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How much Abilify (aripiprazole) for my OCD is too much?

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.

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Can you tell me is it too much for just OCD to consume 10mg of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can you tell me is it too much for just OCD to consume 10mg of abilify (aripiprazole)?

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.

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Can you explain if it's too much for just OCD to consume 10mg of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can you explain if it's too much for just OCD to consume 10mg of abilify (aripiprazole)?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

OCD: Is a complex disorder and not generally just a chemical disorder. Behavioral modification therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy.... looking at the thought patterns comprising it are rather important to having control over OCD instead of it controlling you!

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Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

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.

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Indirectly, by stabilizing moods.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Probably not: Abilify (aripiprazole) has the rare side effect of impotence in clinical trials. There is no evidence based medicine to confirm boosting libido.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Possibly, but rare: So far the fda has received only 16 case reports of this. All had been on Risperdal for 2-5 years and the largest group was being treated for autism. It is hard to use these reports to infer cause and effect, but it is possible.

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When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

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.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) change menstrual cycles?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) change menstrual cycles?

It is possible.: Abilify (aripiprazole) use has been associated with amenorrhea (periods stop), vaginal hemorrhage & menorrhagia (prolonged / heavy menstrual bleeding).

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For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

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.

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How to switch from trilafon to abilify (aripiprazole)?

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.

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What is wrong with me? Abilify (aripiprazole) allergy?

What is wrong with me? Abilify (aripiprazole) allergy?

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 about

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) work well for schizophrenia?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) work well for schizophrenia?

Very well: For some, less for others. Like most psychiatric medications, hard to predict until you try it.

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Can I take green coffee bean with abilify (aripiprazole)?

There are none: There are no known interactions. Discuss risks benefits side effects and concerns with your prescribing physician.

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Can you take Abilify (aripiprazole) while being pregnant?

Can you take Abilify (aripiprazole) while being pregnant?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and pregnanc: Http://answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20081112144302aanjpbz. I would advise against it.

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How safe is it to take cymbalta or abilify (aripiprazole)?

How safe is it to take cymbalta or abilify (aripiprazole)?

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.

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