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Gabriella's doctor talked about adding Abilify to her medication work up if we did not start to see an improvement. Currently, she talks 1mg or Resperidone 3 times a day, and Adderall XR in the morning. He says that we can not increase the Resperidone anymore, and the next step is to put her on Abilify.... Has anyone had this option brought up?
I have heard of it helping adults who have bipolar disorder but not children. Here is what I found..... INDICATIONS: ABILIFY is indicated for:
•Use as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant for adults with Major Depressive Disorder who have had an inadequate response to antidepressant therapy
•Treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder in adults and in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age
•Treatment of Schizophrenia in adults and in adolescents 13 to 17 years of age
•Treatment of irritability associated with Autistic Disorder in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years of age
and this from another website....
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.
Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults.
Abilify is also used to treat irritability and symptoms of aggression, mood swings, temper tantrums, and self-injury related to autistic disorder in children who are at least 6 years old.
and just a warning from what I have read of horror stories of children taking abilify make sure you read the side effects. Here is some of things other parents have wrote.
What symptoms is not being helped by the other meds she is on?