IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION and INDICATION for ABILIFY:
U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide.

Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including ABILIFY®(aripiprazole), are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis. See More Safety Information

INDICATION: ABILIFY (aripiprazole) is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents 13 to 17 years of age.

A Real Patient Story:
Andrea Gets Support From a Friend

The following personal story is based on the experiences of someone who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is taking ABILIFY (aripiprazole). The story of how ABILIFY has helped her manage her symptoms may help you to understand the nature of schizophrenia and ABILIFY as a treatment option.

Individual results may vary.
Andrea

Andrea’s Story

Andrea has an ear for music and a love for trout fishing. She also has schizophrenia. Andrea was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her twenties and began treatment.

Andrea's Symptoms
Andrea experienced negative symptoms of schizophrenia, rarely leaving the house and avoiding contact with other people. She also experienced positive symptoms, such as seeing figures lurking nearby, feeling insects under her skin, and hearing voices tell her what to do. At times, the voices got Andrea into trouble. "I set a fire in a room," Andrea recalls, "because it seemed like
if I did what they told me to do, it would relieve the intensity."

The impact of Andrea's symptoms reached a peak when she found herself without a home, living in a car, and experiencing suicidal thoughts, leading her to reach out to a friend. One day, Andrea called her friend Suzanne for help and, in the process, met Linda, Suzanne's mother. Linda took an interest in Andrea, got to know her, took her in, and became Andrea's caregiver.

Linda took an interest in Andrea, got to know her, took
her in, and became Andrea's caregiver.

Getting Diagnosed
Linda researched Andrea's symptoms and persuaded her to visit a
psychiatrist, who diagnosed her schizophrenia. The diagnosis, while devastating, was a relief. "It did give me hope that there was going to be treatment," Andrea remembers.

Andrea Finds ABILIFY
While attending a conference on mental health, Linda and Andrea learned about ABILIFY. Working with her psychiatrist, Andrea decided to try ABILIFY. Within a few weeks, ABILIFY was helping Andrea manage her symptoms. And eventually, she began to socialize again.

"I was finally able to get out and do things."

Andrea, who now lives with Linda, has begun taking classes at a local college. She also took a few classes at a local craft store, where she realized she has a knack for decorating cakes. Now she enjoys making unique cakes for family and friends on special occasions.

After a long journey and many challenges, Linda's role has expanded from caregiver to best friend: "Andrea has become my buddy. I always tell her that she's the other side of me." Andrea agrees: "We work well together. We're such a great team."

Andrea has volunteered to share her experience and has not been paid by the makers of ABILIFY. If you have further questions about ABILIFY, please talk to your doctor or healthcare professional. While this patient is not representative of every patient taking ABILIFY, her story suggests how it may work for some people. Individual results may vary.

Important Safety Information: Decreases in white blood cells (WBC; infection fighting cells) have been reported in some patients taking ABILIFY (aripiprazole). Patients with a history of a significant decrease in WBC count or who have experienced a low WBC count due to drug therapy should have their blood tested and monitored during the first few months of therapy.

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