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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does abilify (aripiprazole) work well for schizophrenia?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Very well: For some, less for others. Like most psychiatric medications, hard to predict until you try it.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Yes: Abilify (aripiprazole) is considered to be a second generation antipsychotic and a Dopamine receptor regulator. It has proven to be safe and effective for the treatment of psychosis as in schizophrenia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does Abilify (aripiprazole) work?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweating.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
It is one option: Abilify (aripiprazole) is one option used to treat schizophrenia. There are many other options as well. There are other reasons for prescribing Abilify (aripiprazole) such as bipolar disorder or major depression. Do not assume you have schizophrenia unless it has been specifically told you by your practitioner. Ask your psychiatrist about that if you have any questions. Best wishes.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2018

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