Abilify is an atypical antipsychotic (which simply means it is a newer antipsychotic than the original group) which may be used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. In addition, Abilify may be used as an add-on to other medications that treat depression with or without psychosis.
Hallucinations and delusions are the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, schizoaffective disorder and similar illnesses that Abilify was first used to treat.
Although Abilify is approved for long-term use in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a recent review of the clinical literature has called this into question, saying the approval was based on a misleading study.
Use of Abilify may lead to weight gain and movement disorders called akathisia and tardive dyskinesia. Report any facial, tongue or finger tics, or uncontrolled arm/leg movements to your doctor right away, as these could be signs of tardive dyskinesia. Symptoms of akath...
Generic Name: ARIPIPRAZOLE - INJECTION Pronounced: (AR-i-PIP-ra-zole) Abilify IM Uses
Aripiprazole injection is used for the short-term
treatment of agitation that occurs with certain mental/mood disorders (e.g.,
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). It is given by injection when quick relief of
your symptoms is needed or when you are unable to take the medication by mouth.
When you are able to take medications by mouth, your doctor will change this
medication to a form that can be taken by mouth.
Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical
type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals
in the brain (neurotransmitters).
This medication can decrease hallucinations and improve
your concentration. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about
yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life.
Aripiprazole can treat severe mood swings and prevent or decrease how ...
In recent years, diagnosis of mental illness, including anxiety disorders have been on the rise and that includes on college campuses . According to Kim Dansie M.D., of the 17.5 million university students in the U.S., 8.5 percent requested services through their university counseling center and another 29 percent were seeing a therapist or doctor for mental illness outside of their school. Between 1995 and 2008, counseling centers within universities have seen a 40 percent increase in students looking for services.  While anxiety disorders are just one mental health diagnosis, it seems clear that students with anxiety are seeking help more than ever before – Dr. Dansie indicates that 13 percent of students seeking help reported symptoms of significant anxiety.
Anxiety disorders are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and may make you eligible for accommodations to help compensate for symptoms of anxiety . Your first step is to visit the dis...
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