Risperidone and aripiprazole were similarly activating and sedating, while paliperidone and brexipiprazole were found to be neither activating nor sedating.
I can't vouche for the effectiveness of Invega since I'm treatment resistant, but I can say that it didn't give me any negative side effects. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. When I used to take Abilify alone 5 years ago, some psychiatric side effects had happened that I can never deal with. With Abilify, I am fully awake in the daytime and; sleep, for now, approx. Zyprexa's sleepiness side effect is fully overridden by Abilify's activation effect.It happens that someone dies due to some heart arrhythmia or something caused by the drugs, and people start talking. If you are concerned about it, have your doctor monitor your ECG during the treatment. You may have to wait a few more years for the next generation of antipsychotics (those glutamate agonists).I've taken a few antipsychotics, but I don't even bother with meds now because I'm medication resistant.These kind of side effects make me loose my motivation also.I am sure that what makes one sleepy makes another person fully energetic, it depends on every person. The good news is that there is an antipsychotic with no sedation.