Re: Symptoms increasing
I use Abilify because the side effects are not as severe as some of the other meds. I takes about 2 weeks for the medicine to take hold, so don't get discouraged if you end up taking Abilify. In my opinion, Seroquel was the strongest of the anti psychotics that I've taken. It worked the best but, the side effects were severe ( in my experience ), and took away from all the good that the medicine was doing. Focusing on my breathing, can sometimes calm me and reduce my symptoms, so you might want to try that. Reading something has also helped me remain calm. Researching schizophrenia may also benefit you.
Other than that, you will just have to be as open as you can with your psychiatrist. Good luck