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Re: Taking Abilify for Depression at 25 years old

Posted by HappyGirl on September 1, 2004, at 21:45:23

In reply to Taking Abilify for Depression at 25 years old, posted by Cinn65 on September 1, 2004, at 4:40:59

>>> Is Abilify not safe? Why would he not want to let her try it because of her age? <<<

--- To answer to your 'two' questions above, ...
In my guess, ... probably, the age factor/difference, ... not truly 'the age itself,' rather 'med. experience' by years. In your case, you've been on many different A.D.s in the past(I assuming, ...), and FINALLY your pdoc. decided to put you on Ability that is one of potent and newer form of A.P. However, your sister at age 25, she hasn't had med. experience like you have. That might be some consideration. Another thing is, ... some of pdocs. do NOT have a good knowledge regarding rx. A.P. for the sitution like your sister's. Then, he/she has 'hesitation' not make your sister's condition get worse. My former pdoc. did this to me due to 'inexperience' on any of A.P.s. On the otherhand, my current is an expert in this area to rx any of psycho. meds. appropriately in timely manner. However, I can NOT be sure to say about your sister's case.

Besides this above, ... Abilify is a 'stimulating' A.P., unlike other newer form of APs such as Zyprexa, Risperdal and Seroquel. For this reason, her pdoc. may be cautious enough not rx. A.P. in the fears of aggrevation of your sister's depression.
In my knowledge, most of pdocs. starts 'Seroquel'(the weakest and mildest AP) at first like the case of your sister's. Because, this A.P. is relatively safe to use with less side-effect in comparison with other A.P.s.

Lastly, *If* your sister's pdoc. does NOT rx other anti-dep. for her condition, you may help your sister by making appoitment with your pdoc., because your pdoc. sounds like more competent in regard to A.P. and in general.




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