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I recently started adding Abilify (aripiprazole) to Effexor and lamictal...I feel better already...I always had the gray cloud over my head.... Is this an effective?

Could be. Without knowing more about why you are taking the medications i couldn't say for sure but it sounds like a good early response. Keep track of your mood over time. Good luck! Read more...
Abilify (aripiprazole) Abilify (aripiprazole) seems to be working as an add-on antidepressant which is helping keep your moods stable and u r tolerating the combination well. Wish u well. Read more...

Is lamicatal 200mg and Abilify (aripiprazole) 30mg a good Tx for bipolar depression along with psychotherapy?

Is my tx . The best person to answer this question Is you, in concert with a doctor you trust. These medications are certainly used for the diagnoses you mention. However; the best way to know how well these meds are working for you is discuss your current symptom profile, and determine if your symptoms are optimally controlled on this regimen. . Read more...

Abilify (aripiprazole) or Effexor for major depressive disorder. Which is better?

Completely different. Effexor is directly an antidepressant, and is fda indicated for this disorder & generalized anxiety, etc. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic, but is also sometimes used to augment antidepressant effect. If you have bipolar depression, being on an antidepressant alone is unwise due to possible triggering of hypomania or mania. In manic situations, Abilify (aripiprazole) may be used to contain these symptoms. Read more...

What would you recommend, Abilify (aripiprazole) or Effexor for major depressive disorder?

Mejor Depression. If after comprehensive history, family history, and mental status exam I am convinced this is truly major depressive d/o (not bipolar depression) then first choice would be an antidepressant (like effexor) rather than an antipsychotic (abilify). However, there are also many other possible treatments for major depressive d/o -- so choices are not limited to effexor, (venlafaxine) or even pharmaceuticals at all. Read more...