My psych prescribed Abilify for me, starting at the lowest dose possible because of my hypochondria, and wants me to start increasing the dose. But between when he prescribed it and when he asked me to increase the dose, I looked up the side effects and stuff other people said about it, and now I'm terrified! I started panicking when I read all the horror stories about diabetes, weight gain and restlessness from people that took it and how antipsychotics shouldn't be prescribed for depression and anxiety, so I ended up texting him and asking why he prescribed that for me out of everything. He said it was because of my combination of severe anxiety, depression, and "stuck" thoughts. I know the ability commercials say you should be on an SSRI for six weeks before taking abilify for depression, so do the "stuck" thoughts constitute a need for an antipsychotic? I'm new to all this and have no idea if this is something I should be taking.