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how could abilify (aripiprazole) work for unipolar trdepression?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
IT IS NOT CLEAR: The mechanism of aripiprazole (Abilify) is not exactly known. However, it seems to enhance the effects of dopamine and serotonin when these are low.
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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