Abilify is similar to Lamictal which is a mood stabilizer. Are you taking an anti-depressant? I take both for bipolar. This is how my psychiatrist explained it: when you take an anti-depressant it ows many with bipolar into a manic state. To keep the manic state under control you take something like Abilify. If you are not bipolar then the Abilify which controls mania only you can become depressed cause it's a mood stabilizer not an anti-depressent. I don't know if that makes sense. In others words if I take my mood stabilizer for mania there's a good chance that would cause depression which is kind of the opposite of mania. I hope I explained it well enough. So you may need an anti-depressant. Mood stabilizers treat mania and anti-depressants treat depression. Talk to your doctor. The Abilify commercials help to understand.
- Abilify Information for Consumers
- Abilify Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abilify (detailed)
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