A 48-year-old member asked:
what is the drug abilify (aripiprazole) for?
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Dr. Jane Velez answered
25 years experience Clinical Psychology
Antipsychotic: Abilify (aripiprazole) has mainly been used to treat mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. It is quite often used in conjunction with other medications for schizophrenia with mood features and even depression. It stabilizes the mood, and calms one down if manic, irritable or in a negative mood.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, as an adunjunctive medication for recalitrant major depression & autism spectrum disorders. Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence and the following for which there are no trials or minimal efficacy: Generalized anxiety disorder, Social phobia, ADHD, agitation, Eating Disorders, insomnia, borderline personality disorder
Answered on Sep 7, 2014
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