Used for all those. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication and is primarily indicated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorders with psychotic features. It has also been used as an "add on" medication in major depression which does not respond to antidepressant alone. In severe anxiety disorders, it has been shown to help also.
Please tell me, could Abilify (aripiprazole) used for anxiety and agitation only. Not schizophrenic or bipolar?
Actually. Abilify (aripiprazole) may be quite appropriate for schizophrenia and /or bipolar disorder.
Sometimes. Abilify (aripiprazole) is sometimes used for agitation, but generally in the context of other disorders including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, delirium, and others.
Is Abilify (aripiprazole) effective at treating mania in bipolar I and is Pregabalin as effective in treating anxiety in GAD?
Yes and no. Respectively. That is abilify works for mania quite well. Lyrica (pregabalin) is not indicated of anxiety disorders at all while sari's are. Taker care.
Bipolar 2 disorder. Extreme anxiety bad sleep cycles. On wellbutrin, topamax, abilify, (aripiprazole) clozazepam, temazepam, zopliclone? What now?
Options. There are other options for your bipolar 2 condition. Wellbutrin won't help anxiety, and may stimulate it in some. Topomax is not a particularly robust mood stabilizer, but does work for some (apparently not you?). Seroquel may help this, anxiety, and your sleep issues. Latuda (lurasidone) is another option. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist as you try these various medications -- psychotherapy too!
Complex situation. I have many patients with this very problem. I would generally stop the zopiclone first and then the temazepam and gradually lower the clonazepam. How? By adding in escalating doses of trazodone while gradually cutting back on the others. Sometimes I will add in a sedating anxiolytic antihistamine like hydroxyzine. Sometimes switch to more sedating neuroleptic like seroquel or saphris (asenapine). Good luck!
Eval. Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences mean to YOU including being bipolar. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part.
Abilify (aripiprazole) No. Abilify (aripiprazole) can be also used to treat mood disorders.
Akathesia? If you feel restless, anxious, shaky on Abilify (aripiprazole) please let your prescriber know. There is a significant incidence of akathesia which is quite easily remedied with congentin.
Yes. It can alleviate anxiety however one of the side-effects, parkinsonian syndrome causes tremors that can mistake for anxiety. It is often used to augment antidepressants to boost their benefits especially when there are psychotic symptoms.
Akathisia. The symptom is called akathisia. It is treatable and is a side effect of abilify (aripiprazole). Talk to your psychiatrist about the treatment option that is best for you. Best wishes and contact your doctor tomorrow. The symptom is too miserable to let it drag on very long!
What do you advise if I was prescribed 10mg Abilify (aripiprazole). I used to have delusions. But neither bipolar or schizophrenia. What are the off label use for 10mg abilify (aripiprazole)?
Off liable. Use of Abilify (aripiprazole) for treatment of delusions that are not caused by schizophrenia is off label. Other off liable uses include bipolar depression.