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How does Abilify (aripiprazole) work?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
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In brief: Good Question

The exact mechanism by which Abilify (aripiprazole) (generic aripiprizole) works is unknown.
We know that Abilify (aripiprazole) selectively binds different receptors based upon dose. At low doses it treats depression by binding serotonin. At high doses it treats schizophrenia by binding dopamine. While these binding affinities are well documented, there may be other undiscovered mechanisms of action. Stay tuned!

In brief: Good Question

The exact mechanism by which Abilify (aripiprazole) (generic aripiprizole) works is unknown.
We know that Abilify (aripiprazole) selectively binds different receptors based upon dose. At low doses it treats depression by binding serotonin. At high doses it treats schizophrenia by binding dopamine. While these binding affinities are well documented, there may be other undiscovered mechanisms of action. Stay tuned!
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Abilify (aripiprazole)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweating.

In brief: Abilify (aripiprazole)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweating.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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