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Abilify as an antidepressant supplement

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Hello. Has anyone been prescribed Abilify (aripiprazole) in addition to an antidepressant, after the antidepressant failed to suffice? How did it go for you?
 
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Hello. Has anyone been prescribed Abilify (aripiprazole) in addition to an antidepressant, after the antidepressant failed to suffice? How did it go for you?
Yes and abilify works wonders for me in two ways. It is by far the most effective anti psychotic I have ever taken, and an intergral part in boosting my mood.

However everyone reacts differently to meds so my story may not be yours.
 
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Yes and abilify works wonders for me in two ways. It is by far the most effective anti psychotic I have ever taken, and an intergral part in boosting my mood.

However everyone reacts differently to meds so my story may not be yours.
Good for you, Hello513Zombie! Glad to hear it works for you. Hopefully I’ll have similar results.
 
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Aripiprazole is definitely a good medication. I find it works well for psychosis.
 
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Abilify can cause suicide, blocking dolamine and seratonin doesn't have the best outcome...
 
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Well since I'm a voice hearer Aripiprazole (Abilify) makes me far less depressed because it lowers the volume of this voice I hear lol. I've been on it for years and not once have I felt suicidal, quite the opposite.

It makes my voice feel depressed because he can't irritate me as much, poor thing lol.
 
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Abilify can cause suicide, blocking dolamine and seratonin doesn't have the best outcome...
In practice, taking Aripiprazole, as I do, it is definitely not a depressant, it seems to give me a good mood, like a decent antidepressant. Even though Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic, and as you say blocks some dopamine and serotonin, it just does not feel like that.
 
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Aripiprazole is definitely a good medication. I find it works well for psychosis.
Thanks for sharing, On Fire. Would you mind if I asked how long it took to kick in to full effect (i.e., how long you needed to take it before you felt the full benefits)?
 
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Ages. At least a month to get rid of psychosis. Maybe more like 2 to 3 months to get full effect from a certain dosage level. But your millage may vary.
 
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Ok, On Fire, thanks for letting me know (and apologies for the belated response). I have been experiencing night sweats and wonder if Effexor is the culprit.
 
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Could I point out, Abilify isn't a antidepressant, is a antipshycotic. It is for pshycosis, and also all in one, other counterparts of mental health issues, suchas voice hearing, intrusive thoughts, and paranoia. I like this medication, because it allows me to go out to normally to volunteering, offline, and normally do my fitness, and knitting and listening to music.
 
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Could I point out, Abilify isn't a antidepressant, is a antipshycotic. It is for pshycosis, and also all in one, other counterparts of mental health issues, suchas voice hearing, intrusive thoughts, and paranoia. I like this medication, because it allows me to go out to normally to volunteering, offline, and normally do my fitness, and knitting and listening to music.
Aripiprazole is licenced in the USA to be used as an add on to an antidepressant to treat difficult to treat depression.
But Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic, as you point out.
 
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