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what is abilify (aripiprazole) good for?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
A FEW THINGS: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in the class of atypical anti-psychotics or second generation. Abilfy has indications for schizophrenia which is a psychotic disorder and for bipolar disorder and for augmentation of a an antidepressant for depression. Comes in a variety of doses in pill form. Will be available in long acting injection.
Answered on Dec 2, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Aripiprazole: Agree with dr. Khalily. Abilify (aripiprazole) is good for the treatment of schizophrenia & other psychotic disorders as well as bipolar disorder. It can be used as an adjunct with antidepressants for unipolar depression. I have also used it often for severe dissassociation with post traumatic stress disorder.
Answered on May 1, 2016
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Abilify (aripiprazole): Depends on your response initially & your current daily dose. Review with your prescribing doc.
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Yes, this is not: An uncommon combination. It can be used to treat depression. I have often used this combination to treat people with ptsd with dissociation.
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