A 41-year-old member asked:
what would lead a doctor to prescribe abilify (aripiprazole) in treating depression since it is an anti psychotic?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
2 reasons.: 1. Abilify (aripiprazole) can be used to augment an antidepressant if the person has an inadequate response to it. This can lead to a more robust reduction of depressive symptoms.
2. It can be used for severe depression with psychotic features.
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): To augment antidepressants if partial response or poor tolerance to high doses, to treat psychotic features in depression, & to better stabilize receptors in brain causing mood alterations.
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