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A 26-year-old male asked:

whenever i take abilify (aripiprazole) i feel like the sex drive is heightened. why does it do that? this is more like my old self before i was put on many diff meds

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic that helps certain psychiatric conditions. From what you've written I don't know what you've experienced, but it can also augment antidepressant treatment in depression. Low sex drive is a common symptom in depression -- so if that was the case, the Abilify (aripiprazole) could be relieving your symptoms enough for your natural sex drive to return. Please discuss with your own doc.

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