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  1. Does anyone use Abilify as their primary stabiliser? Does it keep you stable without needing additional stabilising meds? Does anyone use another AAP as a primary stabiliser/on its own for BP? What do you guys think of this strategy? I want to go off lithium. Lamictal is not enough to keep the mania at bay. I'm wondering if Abilify could replace lithium as the anti mania stabiliser? I know it is approved for acute mania, but not as a maintenance treatment to prevent further episodes AFAIK.
  2. Is anyone here only on 1-2 meds with success in chronic Depression diagnosis? Many people here are on quite ALOT of medications. My goal is to be on 1-2 only & I'm wondering if anyone has had success treating the low energy, no motivation, BORED, apathetic depression with just 1 medication? I'm talking the kind of depression where you aren't crying/upset/sad, reactive, anxious or irritable. The kind of Depression where everything is an absolute CHORE - you are always "going through the motions" feel no pleasure, interest, initiative or engagement in ANYTHING for months. The kind of depression where you can minimally function at a job, but come home and collapse because it takes every ounce of energy to do it and deal with people.... This is the state I'm always in (mood swings go in remission) it never lifts with the meds I've tried. pdocs claim when i get to this state that it's means I am "recovering or BETTER" and it's only a "low level of depression" or there's nothing else they can do to help this... What are your thoughts?? Should i just lower my expectations and accept this as my "new healthy normal"???
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