View Full Version : Abilfy causes anxiety

07-30-10, 01:25 PM
does any one know why Abilfy causes anxiety and panic attacks?

18% of people are said to report this side effect

I would assume most of these people are prone to anxiety in some way

I can't find any that says Abilfy effects norepinephrine

Manic bi polar meds are thought to increase MANA but I can't find

anything that tells how Abilfy effects MANA

any one have a hypothesis?

07-30-10, 01:50 PM
Abilify works on dopamine.

Also see this thread (

07-30-10, 02:04 PM
Abilify works on dopamine.

I know this but im talking about anxiety

since norepinephrine is synthesized from dopamine would this increase norepinephrine?

if this person had the low dopamine level? then increased to normal level by Abilify

But Bi polar mania sounds like something that would be caused by high dopamine

so this person might not have Bi Polar at all they might have add and have low levels dopamine & norepinephrine