1-month Schizophrenia Drug: Abilify Maintena

Have I taken my meds today? I think so. This morning, right? No, that was yesterday…

The lastest breakthrough in new psychiatry meds is Abilify Maintena. Currently, it is only FDA-approved for the treatment of Schizophrenia. But remember all those TV ads about Abilify being used to make your antidepressant work better? This is that same Abilify… So, the hope is that take people will have the option to take a little shot once a month, and then no more need for the did-I-take-it argument-in-my-head discussions. And that much more time for the things in life that we enjoy.

By Dr. Terra Caudill, MD, MS

 

*This is a personal opinion and is not meant for, nor should replace, any medical or psychiatric advice. Consult your physician and psychiatrist for any medical advice to be used in the treatment of patients. Full prescribing information from the manufacturer should be referenced including http://www.abilifymaintena.com/HCP.