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Abilify

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Aripiprazole (generic name); Atypical antipsychotics; Partial dopamine agonist

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Abilify (Abilify) is an atypical antipsychotic medication indicated for acute and maintenance treatment of adult as well as adolescent (13–17 years of age) patients with Schizophrenia. The medication also is indicated for acute and maintenance treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder with or without psychotic features in adult and pediatric (10–17 years of age) patients [1].

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Abilify was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical in Japan and jointly marketed in the United States with Bristol-Myers Squibb [1]. Clinical trials sponsored by the manufacturer have resulted in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the use of Abilify as an atypical antipsychotic [13]. The FDA first approved Abilify for the treatment of adult Schizophrenia in November, 2002. The medication received additional approval by the FDA for the acute and maintenance...

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Trotter, J.S., Davis, A.S. (2011). Abilify. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_11

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