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Posted by Solstice on January 13, 2012, at 17:07:09

My daughter(bipolar - the one with vascillating between hypomania and extreme irritability) was diagnosed three years ago. She had a disasterous short trial of Abilify, then went on Geodon - which was miraculous in its effect. A couple of months ago (she just turned 17), she she started having trouble with her symptoms. Her Geodon was raised last month, but her problems have been escalalating. LOTS of irritability and trouble at school with her profound distractibility and impulsiveness.

Wednesday night it reached a peak, and it got pretty intense. We saw her psychiatrist this morning, and she ultimately told us that she thought the Geodon had stopped working. She said she's had a lot of luck with Latuda in adolescent patients, particularly with the symptom of irritability.

So we got the starter pack and tonight she's going from 160mg Geodon (split dose), to 80mg Geodon and 40 Latuda for the next week. Then we go to zero Geodon and 80 Latuda. She was started on Lamictal last month at the same time as Geodon being raised. We're at 50mg, and will be titrating to 150mg over the next few weeks.

What do you all know about Latuda? I looked at archives and saw a few threads where some of you have (or are) trying it. Any thoughts? Good/bad experiences? Updates on whether it is (or isn't) helping?

My thanks to all of you..





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