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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have BPD plus OCD plus ptsd and suffer a lot with dissociation and have depression currently am receiving electro convulsive therapy but it is comming to an end and I am not on many meds other then abilify what do you think would work?
Very, very complex: Issue. When I am working with a scenario that is similar with one of my patients. I usually spend considerable time talking to the other doctors involved in my patients's care and coming up with a highly individualized plan with the treatment team. I would not even begin to try to make medication recommendations in a scenario in which I know so little about the patient (& when I am not one of ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Very well: For some, less for others. Like most psychiatric medications, hard to predict until you try it. ...Read more
There are none: There are no known interactions. Discuss risks benefits side effects and concerns with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole) and pregnanc:
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I would advise against it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Maybe!: Insomnia is more common adults on Abilify, but somnolence (sleepiness) is more common in kids. Some adults can feel sleepy/sedated on it instead! No one can predict if you will get a side effect, or which one. Your chance of either is pretty small, about 5%. So it is up to you whether you want to see if it happens in your case. If you have been taking it, you should know if it makes you sleepy ...Read more
Perhaps: Abilify (aripiprazole) could lead to concentration problems. The tricky issue is that the condition that you are taking Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat is at least as likely to be causing concentration problems (for instance, depression, bipolar, psychosis - all of these severely disrupt concentration). Obviously it is important to carefully assess whether it is the medication or the condition you are treating. ...Read more
Depends upon illness: If it is being used to treat depression, you could go right back into it the very next day. If it is for psychosis, you might eventually rek\lapse, same with bipolar disorder. These medications should generally be tapered and never stopped without a discussion with your treatment provider. ...Read more
Uses of Abilify (aripiprazole):
Aripiprazole was originally approved in 2002 for the treatment of schizophrenia. Currently, the FDA has approved aripiprazole for the treatment of bipolar disorder (mania and mixed episodes and as maintenance treatment), as adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder (2006) and for autism spectrum disorders (2007).
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Work for what?: Marijuana has many psychoactive effects, the research on it has been skewed due to political issues. It is difficult to say anything about it's dangers or benefits. If the MAPS organization succeeds in getting approval for clinical studies, we may find out a clearer picture. If you want to play it safe, don't use it with other psychoactive agents like Abilify (aripiprazole). Politics cloud the picture here, ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole): Not likely. No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Talk to your doctor: Ability (aripiprazole) is a 2nd generation antipsychotic that is indicated (approved) for use in schizophrenia & bipolar disorder as well as an adjunct in major depression. Clozapine is also a 2nd generation antipsychotic w/limited approval due to a significantly greater side effect risk. Very rarely are two medications in same class used concomitantly, and then usually only by specialists. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: There are many many different serotonin receptors in your body. Indeed 95% of your serotonin receptors reside in your gut, 3% in your brain, and 2% in your platelets. In theory, abilifiy, regulates serotonin activity in that it blocks some serotonin receptors and activates others. In general, when used appropriately, either alone or with another med, Abilify (aripiprazole) has a positive effect on serotonin. ...Read more