The best way to approach this problem is to be honest with the mental health professionals treating your condition. They can’t help you if they don’t know what is wrong. They are treating your symptoms based upon the information you provide. When you withhold important information about your psychological state of mind, they might treat the wrong symptoms and unknowingly make them worse.
The fact that you have stopped taking your Abilify might be why you have developed new symptoms. It is important that you alert your treatment team about stopping your medication. There are occasions in which abruptly stopping medication can cause troublesome symptoms.
Perhaps you are frightened or embarrassed to report your symptoms. You shouldn’t be. The sooner these issues can be addressed, the sooner your psychological health can be restored.
The most responsible course of action is to report your symptoms immediately. Report everything that you have written about in your letter. If you feel as though you might harm yourself or someone else, go to emergency room or call 911. Emergency staff can keep you safe. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle
Mental Health & Criminal Justice Blog