So my psychiatrist just gave me abilify. I have never once had a manic episode and have been diagnosed with MDD and GAD. I don't have schizophrenia nor am I on the austism spectrum. Reading into it more I am learning that it is good for manic episodes. I do have mood swings but again never a manic episode nor any other bipolar qualities. Currently I am feeling suicidal and I am wondering if it will bring me down even more if I take it, or if anyone here has taken it when they were not bipolar or schizophrenic.
I suffer from major depressive disorder and take Abilify. I also take Cymbalta max dosage. I love my drugs. I'm out of the pit and I don't mind living and think I'm in a pretty good place. I'm not bipolar or anything interesting. I'm on a low dose, 10 mg , 2x daily. Tried going off of it undersupervision a couple of years ago and I just wasn't me. I started crawling towards the hole and wanted to stay there. I don'[t mind interacting with people when I take abilify.
I can understand your concern but I encourage you to give it a try, you can always discontinue it if it makes you weird or doesn't help.
Hi, Slc! Abilify is often prescribed as a monotherapy or as an add-on to other psychiatric medications whether or not you have a "diagnosis" of a psychotic disorder.
As Pamela has said, Abilify has been a wonder drug for me... and has given me my life back. Don't be afraid of it; instead of bringing you down you should find that it lightens your mood tremendously and gets rid of those suicidal thoughts.
Best regards and I know you'll be feeling better very soon. Wildcat
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