Posted by ed_uk on August 29, 2005, at 12:15:08
In reply to DBS Questions, posted by denise1966 on August 28, 2005, at 12:36:42
Since you benefit so much from Zyprexa, I definately think you should consider treatment with an atypical AP on daily basis, at least for a while.
I know you want to reserve Zyprexa as an 'emergency med'. Seroquel and Abilify can have antidepressant properties. Like Zyprexa, Seroquel is sedating, Abilify much less so - can be 'activating'.
Seroquel can be started at 25mg in the evening. The dose is increased gradually. Abilify can be started at 2.5mg daily (one quarter of a 10mg tablet, the smallest size currently available in the UK). 2.5-15mg Abilify can be used to treat depression.