Originally Posted by nessany
hello everyone im on this board to try and get as much info on bipolar as i can.my daughter has bipolar 1 and just been put on abilify 5mg it has help her some what with her hallucation but yet she still has angry outbursts when she throws things and doesnt understand why she is so angry. i dont know how to help her,her dr say she has to put her on one meds at a time but it has gotten so mad that she was talking to some kind of thing that was telling her to hurt her brother and sister it seems like there is no ending to this she has even had to stop going to school can anyone give me some advise im really feeling like i dont know how too help her or if im doing the right thing so if anyone can relate to her or help me with advise please write a msg back
Sounds like the med., Abilify NOT really helping your daughter. Most of time, psycho. med. takes some time, from right next day to 1 - 2 wks., however angry side of your daughter needs to be under control.
In my knowledge, Abilify is reputable for Bipolar I which has similarity to shizo. in some range, due to psychotic, delutional and etc. Also, sounds like your daughter's angry burst is manic side of Bipolar. Bipolar has two spectacles, depression and manic. On this scale, your daughter's BP is more manic than depression.
Normally, pdoc. starts on a low dosage of psycho. med., due to powerful effect with nasty side-effect(for some folks). First, talk to psycho. doc. regarding your daughter's current medical situation, angry without any good reasons. Any rageous/angry outburts is quite scary, not only her siblings also herself.
Reading your post twice, .... it sounds to me like your daughter needs either more dosage of Abilify or other anti-psycho. med. for her BP. It's needed to be some calming effective med. for her rage/angry.
As two responses, above, it takes quite some time for BPs to get under control. However, first thing you need to do as for the Mom, whether your daughter gets some relief after the Abilify 5mg. If there is ONLY slight improvement or no help on her angry-side, then you may call her psycho.doc. ASAP.