Antipsychotic drugs such as Abilify can cause side effects—serious side effects—that can include seizures, stroke, tardive dyskinesia, etc., just to name a few.
We look at these potential misdiagnoses or over-medication issues with a critical eye, and in 75% of the cases, we find that natural Abilify alternatives provide a more sustainable program of recovery.
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Alternative to Meds has been the expert on antidepressants withdrawal for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding our success. Underlying issues can in many cases be addressed in much less toxic ways. We find that frequently there were medical conditions, or that the original factors that contributed to the crisis have since shifted, were diagnosed prematurely or even misdiagnosed.
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We know that much better alternatives to Abilify exist than continuing to take antipsychotic medication for a lifetime. Is it time that you or a loved one choose to live life in better ways, ways you know are attainable?
Alternatives to this medication include treatments for schizophrenia, irritability related to autism, depression and bipolar disorder; all of the conditions which this drug is licensed to treat. Abilify, generically known as aripiprazole, is a second-generation (atypical) antipsychotic drug. And, it is also prescribed as a treatment for depression when antidepressants don’t work. For some, Abilify is well tolerated and effective at treating symptoms as mentioned above. However, antipsychotics have many possible side effects that may occur during treatment. In many cases, antipsychotics are not adequate treatment to control a person’s symptoms. In other situations, individuals may prefer to seek Abilify natural alternatives to achieve drug-free mental health.
There Are Other Alternatives to Abilify
Fortunately, several effective Abilify alternatives treatment modalities are available for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression treatment, including psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, counseling, and other forms of therapy. It may be unlikely for an individual to receive adequate treatment for bipolar, schizophrenia, or depression from therapy alone. Therapy is a very important aspect of an alternative to Abilify treatment plan when used in combination with other treatments; a well-rounded and effective treatment plan and Abilify Tapering plan can be created. Several research studies have discovered that psychosocial therapies are very helpful as a part of an overall treatment plan as well.
Psychosocial therapy aids patients in dealing with specific aspects of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder. Some of these might include difficulties with: motivation, communication, and self-care, maintaining and establishing relationships, and working or going to school. Research has shown psychosocial interventions lead to an increase in mood stability, fewer hospitalizations, and improvement in several areas of functioning. Switching to other drugs is also considered an alternative to Abilify. However, most other antidepressant or antipsychotic drugs will have side effects and problems similar to those of this drug. Abilify alternatives help can consist of several different therapies, natural supplements, medicines, and healing activities.
One example of an Abilify natural antipsychotic alternatives in a treatment plan may include psychotherapy (talk-therapy), acupuncture, yoga, nutritional therapy or dietary changes, simple changes in lifestyle, and other healing treatments. An individual’s environment and lifestyle are some of the biggest factors that can contribute to symptoms. There is a specific answer for each person.
However, there is usually an excessive amount of dopamine present. Dopamine is the neurochemical that controls feelings of reward. When there is an excess it makes everything seem stimulating which may result in manic states. This can be a result of neurotoxins stimulating the neurology. This can occur after toxin exposure. It is also commonly related to genetic issues that are associated with the way the individual clears toxins. For example, a poor diet may lack vital nutrients such as zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, or Vitamin C. Additionally, low blood sugar, food preservatives, or other food or dietary problems can cause psychosis. This is especially true in sensitive people. When a person then takes an antipsychotic, the drug is aimed at reducing dopamine. Unfortunately, this leaves the person without the enjoyment of rewards in life. Our treatment center programs address these core issues.
We use the following techniques to successfully withdraw individuals from psychiatric medications. Firstly, our rehab does lab testing to find what caused the initial symptoms. Toxicity is commonly the culprit, sometimes a result of genetics, or the environments; then we work to clear the individual of these toxins. Therefore, we restrict anything that may add to toxicity, including sugar, caffeine, and processed foods. We also use supplements that are known for their beneficial effects in these individuals and supplements that support aspects of the neurochemistry that are inhibitory.
Our treatment center concentrates on cleaning the body of accumulated toxins, neurochemistry stabilization through natural substances, aimed nutritional therapy such as amino treatments, peer support, yoga, personal training for exercise, massage, and holistic therapies equipped to handle Abilify withdrawal symptoms. When the client becomes sedated, comfortable and stable; their medication can be slowly reduced and they can start on a new treatment plan with alternatives to Abilify. We invite you to call and speak to us, get an idea about the types of Abilify alternatives help available.
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Dr. Samuel Lee
Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.