How Does Abilify Work With Depression And Anxiety?

Question

Asked by Kathy

How Does Abilify Work With Depression And Anxiety?

I have been on Abilify for seven months. The other medications I take are Effexor and 1mg of Klonopin. My doctor has decreased the Klonopin to .5mg. I have not been depressed during the seven months, but I have been anxious. I feel Klonopin helps my anxiety. My doctor says that Abilify helps anxiety, but I don't see that in the drug information pamphlet.

Answer

Hi Kathy,

I'm sure by now you've found the answer to your question, but I wanted to put it in here in case it helps someone else. Abilify is often used off-label for anxiety or GAD, but if you have questions or concerns about your medications do please talk to your doctor. It may be that you need to find another med that helps your anxiety now that your depression seems to be under control. If you're planning to switch medications it's important to make sure you come off your current regime responsibly. You can read more about that here.

Good luck to you! Come back and let us know how you're doing.