77 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

MiagiPanda
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MiagiPanda
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
25 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

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Apr 16, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Psychosis Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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skater
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skater
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
41 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 15, 2011 (Started Nov 21, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mood swings: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

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one_step_closer
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one_step_closer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
28 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Aug 10, 2011 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal ideation: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Excess saliva

Aug 10, 2010 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal ideation: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Excess saliva

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vwarehame
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vwarehame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
22 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: vg
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizophrenia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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briguy4u8
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briguy4u8
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
40 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Mar 1, 2012 (Started Jan 20, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't feel physically sick like I did before I took it (most likely being physically sick from depression)
Cost: Not specified monthly

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damnitkelsey
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damnitkelsey
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
19 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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May 25, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizoaffective Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all

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damnitkelsey
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damnitkelsey
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
19 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Feb 15, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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Kate21
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Kate21
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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May 26, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication really saved my life. It acts like a fire retardant blanket over my intense emotions. Now I experience emotions at a controllable and pleasant intensity level. When I took it alone (without any other medication) it did lead to a flat lined type of apathy. It was unpleasant and caused depression. This has been alleviated by the addition of Lamotrigine. Abilify does still cause general mental slowness, that increases with a higher dosage, however my doctor and I have managed this symptom to a tolerable level with a very low dose.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
60 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 28, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started back on Abilify after a month of trying Saphris instead. I have good results with Abilify
Cost: Not specified monthly

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the reason my Pdoc is stopping this med is because I am switching to a anti-psychotic that might not be as sedating. I have had a sudden exhaustion problem. Since my dose of Abilify is quite high(40mg) she is thinking this side effect of tiredness may be coming from the Abilify. This is a disappointment as the drug has been so effective for years.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Nov 26, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 40mg a day which I needed a pdoc to advocate for as it is above what insurance wanted to pay. This med does increase the effectiveness of my antidepressant. This was demonstrated at the initial time I began treatment with Abilify. Therefore, it helps my depression part of the bipolar to an extent that is observable. Also, mania has diminished to remaining at hypo level when it does occur. My psychotic symptoms have subsided. I no longer experience hallucinations, delusions, etc Any initial side effects have diminished. I experience no side effects.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Abilify at night as it has sedating effect. I take it for reducing/eliminating manic episodes and psychosis. Increased effectiveness of anti-depressant from personal observation. I no longer exhibit any side effects from this medication. Initially experienced some tardive-dyskinesia (lip, mouth twitching)
Cost: Not specified monthly

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Abilify at night because of it's sedating effects especially at high dose of 40mg. I experienced slight tardive diskenisia when starting this med. No long term effects. Since starting this dose over two years ago, I have not had a full blown manic. I believe it also boosts the efficacy of my antidepressant.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great efficacy for reducing manic episodes, Have not experienced that annoying 'lip smack' (tardive dis) I do believe that Abilify boosts my antidepressent. I take all 40mg. at night now on advice from Pdoc as it has a sedating component.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Sep 3, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was not taking my abilify for several weeks. Started taking it as prescribed and noticed a moderate improvement in overall mood.....less agitation esp.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication has proved so beneficial to my stability that i am willing to endure a little negative side effect although this particular one is serious enough that I will monitor closely.

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

Jul 19, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

May 21, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some side effects such as the shakes or dizziness, are short term and went away after a short time for me when I just stuck it out.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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THE EMPEROR
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THE EMPEROR
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mania: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This helped me out when I was "manic" and saved me a couple of times from deep depressions. HOWEVER, I'm getting to be overweight now and with a history of eating disorders, this is NOT ideal. I'm at the point where I'll take crazy and thin over sane and fat. Totally. I just stopped this of my own accord but I called the doctor to let him know. I would not advise that ANYONE just stop a medication on their own. I am just another idiot.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

Apr 7, 2012 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Abilify worked wonders for me, personally. It really helped my anxiety and depression. I gained about 22lbs on it over the course of two years. But it was worth it for the stability. I'm only going off it because I feel good now and think I can manage without medications.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this at night because it makes me a little drowsy. I haven't had any unexpected benefits from it, well, I suppose I have, I didn't expect it to keep me sane and it has.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Paranoia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't even know why I was on this so long. I took it every day for a couple of months, I think it gave me acne and made me gain weight. Though it did work well for "paranoia"
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for paranoia?: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have to take it now around bedtime because after about two hours, I can't keep my eyes open any longer. It's REALLY helped with paranoia, and I think it's helping the anxiety the Wellbutrin caused. The two drugs got me out of a weird mood thing VERY fast and back on track and I feel more stable and less anxious now. The only problem is that I can't stop eating. I'm going to try and work on that because I feel good on this drug.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

Mar 31, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for paranoia?: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think it's helping something, when doc added it to the mix, I got better within two days. I think this pill is the one making me eat an entire pie in one day, plus some cake, plus a bunch of mini-reese's. I wish I could exercise better self control. So far so good though, besides the eating thing (we'll see if I say that 4 months and 30lbs from now) and some serious drowsiness, but I'm albout to start taking it at night and see how much that helps with that.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for paranoia?: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate splitting a 5mg pill in half, even with a pill splitter, it's really hard. I take it in the afternoon because if I take it in the morning, i get VERY tired around 7PM and that is NOT bedtime! Instead of making my anxiety go through the roof, I think it may be helping it, I expected to be a vervous wreck. This with Bupropion has made m e feel a LOT better, it's like day and night. I was crying all day every day before, didn't think I or anything was worth anything, now I can find joy in things.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Sedation, Nausea

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