What is Abilify? Learn what Abilify does to the Brain & How Abilify Works – with Lyle Murphy


hello today we are talking about abilify abilify is an atypical antipsychotic that
is used to treat such horrendous things as schizophrenia or bipolar or
schizoaffective sometimes sleep problems and sometimes depression oh and by and
large it’s also used to treat a bad diet which is a lot of the reasons why people
have these types of symptoms I myself had blood sugar swings that were causing
what would be by all rights schizoaffective disorder I mean I was
really out there but it’s just because I was sensitive in the way of blood sugar
and I wasn’t eating right things like that happened a lot to people who are
having bipolar sort of dispositions and even all the way up to these gates of
effective class so one of the things that we do when we’re helping people
with abilify is look at their diet what does abilify do in the brain how
does it work well if you ask the pharmaceutical companies they don’t know
what it’s reported to do is to hold back an excitatory neuro chemical called dopamine, possibly glutamate as well but it’s holding back the neuro chemical that actually
stimulates us. stimulates us to have a sense of reward stimulates us to get out
of the bed and get a job or stimulates us to get a girlfriend or a boyfriend or
significant other to go to school those sorts of things that propel us into
doing something… and it holds back that neural chemical because obviously if you
have too much of that and you’re trying to do everything all at the same time it
would look quite manic and very disjointed so that’s what it’s meant to
do is to hold back that dopamine what happens though is the person has been
taking some abilify for a while when you’re trying to taper off of the
abilify you basically if you’ve been holding back dopamine so instead of it
flooding dopamine into the synapse this is a representation of a synapse instead
of the dopamine hitting the receptors receptors transmitting that signal down
to the next neuron you have a limited amount of dopamine coming out hitting
the receptors so in the face of that under stimulation since our bodies and
since our brains and since our spirits want to have a sense of reward in the
world the creative neural adaptation and neuroplasticity that happens within the
nervous system just says okay well something is holding back the dopamine
we don’t know what this foreign poison is but in response to that we’re gonna
build up more dopamine receptors so that the little bit of dopamine that’s coming
through has a higher chance of hitting something it’s like going from one
turning fork to like maybe 10 tuning forks so that the sound or the chemical
expression of that dopamine can have a better chance of hitting something and
resonating with it and transmitting that signal so now when you do would you take
away the drug you’re getting more dopamine hitting an excessive number of
tuning forks or receptors that will then transmit that excitability so there’s a
bit of a I’m just like with any drug whether it’s cocaine whether it’s heroin
whether it’s an antidepressant there is a withdrawal manifestation and
for this particular drug withdrawal manifestation looks like you now have a
near normal amount of dopamine hitting and excessively revved up hyper-charged
receptors anywhere from 37 to 98% increased in their receptivity based
upon genetics of how much they’re gonna transmit that dopamine so you’ve got a
bit of warping that then needs to know adapt back to the direction this makes
these type of withdrawals in the abilify withdrawal and that a antipsychotic
class in general are the most complicated withdrawals
because it looks very much like you just messed up when you’re doing this
withdrawal too fast and the person has to go back on drugs and they get
disheartened that that’s all there is for them and I’m not saying you know
I’ve been in the saddle now for 15 years doing medication withdrawal and there
are definitely people who have a better quality of life in the presence of
medications that’s a narrower few then we have been
led to believe by and large I mean there are people who have such ridiculous
autistic or certain types of dispositions
where they’re having seizures or they have a level of Tourette’s or something
that just makes their life miserable without something but that doesn’t
include medicating the people have bad diets and things that are largely
overlooked I mean we have add to the society we have very very very little
lens to show us how bad the food that we’re eating really is I mean the food
that’s most available to us does not have the capacity to bounce blood sugar
for one or to create any of the neuro chemical components that constitute
mental health it’s basically eating dead stuff that is flavored in such a way
that we’re tricked into eating it that has no capacity to produce brain health
second we’re immersed in so many chemical toxins that poison you know
chemical pathways such as comt and other pathways that yeah it’s no wonder that
any of us were even sane at all so when we clean that stuff up we start moving
our bodies and we surround ourselves with people have a healthy mindset it is
phenomenal for medicine that that really is it’s it’s it I know it sounds super
super ridiculously trite and simple but having seen that flip happen in people
15 years straight and having worked with several thousand patients residentially
and bonafide we’ve talked to over 20,000 there’s a our database there’s a way to
show how many people have talked to over 20,000 people and watch their progress –
I’m not giving you a trite information when I say that diet exercise and who we
surround ourselves with is probably the cornerstones of mental health and not
medications thank you

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