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Can coffee work just as well as Abilify (aripiprazole) for depression?

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Dr. Deepak Patel
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Probably not

To my knowledge, there have been no studies to compare the two in depression.
Abilify (aripiprazole) and coffee are two different things with totally different mechanism of actions. Yes, both can be used as 'adjunct' to your treatment. Coffee can help with alertness, fatigue, etc, of depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atipsychotic by nature. It has serious side effects like increasing your weight, cholesterol, and sugar.

In brief: Probably not

To my knowledge, there have been no studies to compare the two in depression.
Abilify (aripiprazole) and coffee are two different things with totally different mechanism of actions. Yes, both can be used as 'adjunct' to your treatment. Coffee can help with alertness, fatigue, etc, of depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atipsychotic by nature. It has serious side effects like increasing your weight, cholesterol, and sugar.
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