Posted by Christ_empowered on April 24, 2012, at 17:13:53
In reply to Abilify vs Seroquel, posted by tensor on April 24, 2012, at 6:55:43
I respond well to Abilify (I currently take 30mgs/day for bipolar I, probably reducing slowly, hopefully soon). Seroquel made me angry.
Just based on the weight and metabolic issues and the intense sedation seroquel causes, I'd pick Abilify. When I needed a full dose antipsychotic AND some sedation, my doc gave me Abilify (20mgs)+Klonopin+PRN Ambien.
That's just me. Abilify still caused considerable weight gain, and for me it seemed to be related to dose. Some weight gain at 15, more at 20, lots at 30. Probably still better than seroquel in that department, though, at least for most people.
If you're going to low dose it, I'd take Abilify. Abilify does *something* at tiny doses. Tiny doses of Seroquel just act as a sedating antihistamine.