I was diagnosed with BP about 10 years ago. Was prescribed lamictal first, then abilify was added. My dosage for lamictal is at 200mg an has been for years. Ability was steadily increased for depression. A forced change in My doctor. She has been able to get me off of Abilify completely recently. Lost 20lbs and feel more alert and intune. Recently though I have noticed that I a get irritated easily and feel like I am climbing out of my skin at times. My husband calls it "being prickly". I take mine at night, but reading other articles, perhaps morning may be better. I also take .25 xanax at night to turn off my brain. My next appt is 3/7/17 and plan to ask doc as well.