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Old 03-13-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question Abilify

The Wife has a Bi Polar/Anxiety disorder and takes Abilify.I was told Abilify was for the treatment of Schizophrenia and question why this is prescribed.She had a major breakdown about 2 years ago and for a month and a half was haveing conversations with her deceased mother,but I hear these sort of hallucinations will occur during Mania.
She is now stable though thanks to shock treatments and meds that include the Abilify.

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Old 03-14-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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Re: Abilify

Hi, Melvin My 14 year old daughter just started Abilify and I was told by the doctor that it acts in the capacity as serving as a mood stablizer as well as an antimanic. Of course it is an antipsychotic used for Schizophrienia as well.

I was also told that it is a rather safe drug of choice comared to others that are out there.

I hope that alleviates any concerns you may have. I too was concerned about Abilify being the doctor's drug of choice but after she explained more of it's uses and safety I felt alot better. In fact, I was told it would spare my daughter from having to take a third med since it serves two purposes.

Good luck to you & your wife. ~ Goody

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