She started out on Metadate, then Focalin. I told the doctor that while she was less hyper, she sure was nasty. We explored bipolar again, and agreed to try Abilify. Does this build up, or fast act like a stimulant? I'm not quite sure I notice much of a difference in her behavior, but she has needed a nap each of the 3 days she has been on it. She has not napped since she was 3. Has anyone else experienced their kids being sleepy on Abilify? We are breaking 5mg tablets in half (no easy feat) so she gets 2 1/2 mgs a day.