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What causes depression and anxiety while on Abilify?

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My son is taking Abilify 7.5mg QAM and Qhs. He is 17 yrs. After parents divorce, he is anxious, depressed

paranoid and remembers past events,very scared, restless. Some times he takes out his tongue/??Shouldnt Abilify help with symptoms?
Restlessness should gradually go away?......Anxiety?

restless, cannot focus
Posted Wed, 22 Nov 2017 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
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Thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

I request you to provide following details.

1. How long he is facing problem?

2. How long he is receiving medication?

3. What are the effects observed till date?

4. What are the side effects observed till date.

I look forward to answer you required details.
Thanks and regards.
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Follow-up: What causes depression and anxiety while on Abilify? 10 hours later
1. 2 days

2.2 days. Has taken Abilify before

3.Tongue swollen

4. HE is MUCH less paranoid,less violantBUT restless
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 5 hours later
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Thanks for follow up.

As per the available details there is good possibility that abilify will help him to become less restless, calm and composed over the progress of time. I like to inform you that abilify takes much time to settle the symptoms and often requires two weeks to have measurable effects.

Regarding the side effect there is need to observe and if it remains static or do not progress there is nothing to worry in this regard.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
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