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Why would you add Abilify (aripiprazole) and not change antidepressants?

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In brief: augmentation

When dr suspects that no other antidepressant would outperform (in efficacy, lack of side effects, tolerance, cost, etc) the current one, but response can be enhanced and optimized, he might consider augmentation strategies.
Ask your dr. Best luck.

In brief: augmentation

When dr suspects that no other antidepressant would outperform (in efficacy, lack of side effects, tolerance, cost, etc) the current one, but response can be enhanced and optimized, he might consider augmentation strategies.
Ask your dr. Best luck.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: A/W Dr. Satulovsky

If you have already had at least a partial response to one antidepressant it makes sense to augment it with Abilify (which has an antidepressant effect) rather than restarting with a new trial of a medication from ground zero.

In brief: A/W Dr. Satulovsky

If you have already had at least a partial response to one antidepressant it makes sense to augment it with Abilify (which has an antidepressant effect) rather than restarting with a new trial of a medication from ground zero.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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