No one is born with or develops a psychiatric medication deficiency! Abilify is prescribed as an add-on treatment for adults with depression when an antidepressant alone is not enough. If the original antidepressant didn’t work then, most likely, is wasn’t warranted in the first place. In my clinical practice, the most common nutritional deficiency in those experiencing depression is the trace mineral, lithium, followed by a lack or probiotics (95% of our body’s serotonin [happy neurotransmitter] is in the gut, 5% is in the brain). I have never seen “chronic” clinical-depression in those eating a long-term-whole-food diet. I have never seen depression in those with perfect labs. Acute (short-term) depression is a part of ‘life’ caused by a loss of a job, a death of a loved one, a break-up…. Chronic depression has a cause. Abilify is a chemical straight jacket. When combined with, say Prozac, you have a volatile cocktail that can or will lead to some very bad, NOT WANTED, consequences.
The brief spinet below is from RT.Com – Read the whole story here.
Americans spent over $7.5 billion on one drug over a one-year period ‒ more than any other medication. And yet no one knows how the powerful pill works. But that doesn’t keep Big Pharma from marketing it for a multitude of disorders.
“Quick: what’s the top-selling drug in the United States?” the Daily Beast asked. “Prozac? Viagra? Maybe something for heart disease?”
The answer is actually Abilify (aripiprazole), a powerful antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, among other major psychiatric conditions.