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how does abilify (aripiprazole) work?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweating.
Answered on Dec 24, 2017
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Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Good Question: The exact mechanism by which Abilify (aripiprazole) (generic aripiprizole) works is unknown. We know that Abilify (aripiprazole) selectively binds different receptors based upon dose. At low doses it treats depression by binding serotonin. At high doses it treats schizophrenia by binding dopamine. While these binding affinities are well documented, there may be other undiscovered mechanisms of action. Stay tuned!
Answered on Feb 28, 2017
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