I’ve recently been put on anti-psychotics, though the doctor has been very mum on what exactly the diagnosis is for what he feels is a ‘psychotic episode’ (though I feel his diagnosis is really a fraudulent characterization of a more serious issue). I have an appointment to go back to see the Doctor in the coming week, and I’m curious as to the nature of the anti-psychotic he’s prescribed to me. Currently I am on 5 mg of Abilify, which I agreed to take as a way of proving that what’s happening is not a psychotic episode. I’ve been on the medication for about three weeks now and, though I’ve seen my motivation improve and my mood stabilize, the elements of what the psychiatrist defined as ‘psychosis’ persist (i.e., I hear voices communicating with me and believe people are trying to take my thoughts).
So before I go back and make my case that perhaps I have been misdiagnosed, I would like to confirm that other people who have been on Abilify have had their symptoms reduce while taking Abilify and never had them increase of persist at levels consistent with those of pre-Abilify levels.
So has anyone who has taken Abilify found that ‘psychotic symptoms’ persist at 5mg?
PS - Sorry if this sounds blunt, I’m just trying to approach this in the most logical way possible.