Re “At my first appointment, the neurologist prescribed Abilify off-label to help manage my tics.” I survived years of psych med hell, I guess the Xanax and Amphetamines were “fun” for a wile till the decent all the way to what happens when a reckless quack SSRIs and the most diabolical chemicals every created “olanzapine” or Zyprexa to the mix anhedonia or trip to withdrawal hell. Psych survivor been to hell was in it for years so back to Re Abilify. At the very end of my story, the last treatment for “my” addiction they created I am shuffled off to the doctor and mentioned it was difficult to sit still in group for an hour, I described Akathisia. I already learned about how psychiatry really works by reading Anatomy of an Epidemic ( finding ‘anti psych’ saved my life) or was starting to but this nurse practitioner playing doctor did not know I read stuff like that and I was playing dumb. After I complained of Akathisia without using the word she offers me Abilify #1 ‘side’ effect is Akathisia !!!! So then I ask this total incompetent if she thinks I have a chemical imbalance, yes she says. Now I am playing with this mental midget, can I get a test for this Chemical imbalance ? They are very expensive. I have great insurance how expensive ?? Then I stopped playing dumb and called her out on the test and don’t remember the rest but I was not very nice I don’t want your Zoloft and Abilify you rubber stamp on everyone you people are the ones that made me sick in the first place. Great job getting your story on MIA, parents patients doctors nurses councelors everfyone need to read this and recognize whats going on. I can do it, I can usually recognize treatment induced “mental illness” from the ‘real thing’ talking to someone for 10 minutes about their history, but these “professionals” !!! Edit, more. The question you ask people in the middle of the psych med nightmare is “What were you like BEFORE you went to all these doctors?” Thats the only way I know to wake them up when I meet them around the addiction recovery scene. “medication spellbinding” snap out of it.