Even though many people with depression have taken an antidepressant, it’s not uncommon for
patients to experience unresolved symptoms of depression.
So, if you’ve been taking an antidepressant for at least 6 weeks and still have symptoms of depression, talk to your doctor about adding
It’s prescribed as an add-on treatment for adults with depression when an antidepressant alone is not enough. And it’s meant to be taken in addition to an antidepressant—not instead of it.
Important Warning on Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs: Children, adolescents, and young adults taking antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders are at an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior.
Common Side Effects
The most commonly observed side effects associated with ABILIFY plus an antidepressant in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) were an inner sense of restlessness or need to move (akathisia), restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, blurred vision, and constipation.