Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An Abilfy blonde

Pam struggles with mood, so down now she'd forgotten her hair—it hangs lank and uncombed, framing a face slack with despair.

So maybe yes counseling but no energy to arrange, could something be added to her roster of drugs?

Next visit she arrives with a smile, hair washed and shining, a bright Abilify blonde!


Anonymous said...

What was her medication added?

WordDoc said...

I added Abilify, a medication previously approved for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression. It's recently been approved for add-on therapy to other antidepressants in persons who have incomplete relief on one medication. It boosts the action of dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters that work in areas of the brain in charge of mood and focus. This patient went from apathetic to her "old self," opting then for a great looking hair color job!

Mauigirl said...

Too bad they didn't have that for my dad when he struggled with intractable depression in his later years. It sounds miraculous.