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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is abilify (aripiprazole) ever prescribed to people who don't have bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes: There is "on-label" standard approval for prescribing Abilify (aripiprazole) in the treatment of schizophrenia and young (6-17)autistic individuals with irritability. However, as you note, the first order condition treated with this medicine is bipolar i disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): It can treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, Bipolar depression, and as adjunct to antidepressants in Major depression.

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