Posted by River1924 on January 24, 2003, at 19:54:17
In reply to Re: Abilify » sebastian, posted by ShelliR on January 24, 2003, at 15:43:34
Although your message was directed to sebastian, I want to point out some of Abilify's positive benefits for me (even though I stopped it due to the really annoying almost painful restlessness(akathisia) ...plus some weight gain.)
I don't have schizophrenia but my anxiety and depression manifests like the negative symptoms of schizophrenia ...negative symptoms in schizophrenia are affective flattening (blahness, boredom, lack of emotional response to situations), alogia (difficulty putting words together, muteness), apathy, avolition (lack of interest or motivation (in my case, that includes sex)), social withdrawal, and underachievement.
Abilify really helped all those things. Each of the negative symptoms has its opposite and those good qualities manifested to some degree (in only 4 weeks!) I was quite a different person.
So, ultimately, I'm very disappointed now that I have to stop.