My friend Broderick, who is suffering severely from the long term side effects of depixol, recently visited his fast talking shrink with an advocate, and asked him to enable him to withdraw from his nasty psych med, so that he could be treated by psychoanalysis instead, The crafty shrink instead offered Broderick a 'new drug' aripiprazole with the promise of very limited side effects,
However, aripiprazole is just another name for the well-worn highly toxic anti-typical anti-psychotic Abilify. with a whole list of dangerous side effects, All these medications poison the enzymes, and most atypical anti-psychotics cause debilitating side effects to around 70% of patients with 15 months of treatment, The long term effects are far too dreadful to contemplate
Talking to a shrink is like talking to a Nazi. There's no reason to believe a word that they say.
LIST OF SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects include neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a movement disorder known as tardive dyskinesia, and high blood sugar in those with diabetes. In the elderly there is an increased risk of death. It is thus not recommended for use in those with psychosis due to dementia. It is pregnancy category C in the United States and category C in Australia, meaning there is possible evidence of harm to the fetus. It is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding. It is unclear whether it is safe or effective in people less than 18 years old.
See also: List of side effects of aripiprazole
In adults side effects with greater than 10% incidence include weight gain, headache, agitation or anxiety, insomnia, and gastro-intestinal effects like nausea and constipation, and lightheadedness. Side effects in children are similar, and include sleepiness, increased appetite, and stuffy nose. A strong desire to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex may also occur.
Uncontrolled movement such as restlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness have been reported in children and adults, but they are rare.
The British National Formulary recommends a gradual withdrawal when discontinuing anti-psychotic treatment to avoid acute withdrawal syndrome or rapid relapse.Joanne Moncrieff has suggested that the withdrawal process might itself be schizo-mimetic, producing schizophrenia-like symptoms even in previously healthy patients, indicating a possible pharmacological origin of mental illness in a yet unknown percentage of patients currently and previously treated with antipsychotics, but the limited evidence was found to support this hypothesis for antipsychotics other than clozapine.
Children or adults who ingested acute overdoses have usually manifested central nervous system depression ranging from mild sedation to coma; serum concentrations of aripiprazole and dehydroaripiprazole in these patients were elevated by up to 3-4 fold over normal therapeutic levels, yet to date no deaths have been recorded.