In 2002, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourette Syndrome. Abilify works by balancing levels of dopamine and serotonin in the patients’ brain.

Know the Risks

While the drug has proved a success for its manufacturers, reports show patients on Abilify may face an increased risk of pathological behavior—including compulsive gambling or hypersexuality. Research indicates Abilify may overstimulate the reward system in the brain—causing those taking the drug to develop an impulse-control disorder. Impulse control problems typically end soon after patients stop taking the drug or reduce their dosage.

An FDA Warning Issued

A drug-safety communication released by the FDA in 2016 states the warning label for Abilify will now include the potential risk of compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, or have sex. Consequences of the pathological behaviors linked to Abilify may include financial troubles, marriage difficulties, work-related problems, and emotional distress.


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