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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.

Types of Symptoms

The symptoms of schizophrenia may interfere with a person's ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions, and relate to others.

When making a diagnosis, your doctor will look for the presence of these symptoms:

  • Delusions
    Believing things that are false, even when others prove that the person's beliefs aren't true or logical
  • Hallucinations
    Seeing, hearing, smelling, or feeling something that no one else can, such as hearing imaginary voices, or seeing people who aren't there
  • Disorganized thinking
    Difficulty concentrating or connecting thoughts logically, as well as speech that is garbled or hard to understand
  • Altered emotions
    Having feelings that don't seem right for what's going on, or having no feelings at all
  • Lack of motivation
    Having no desire to do things you used to enjoy doing, and difficulty staying focused and completing tasks
  • Social withdrawal
    Speaking rarely, even when forced to interact with people, as well as inattention to basic hygiene

You may hear your doctor refer to these symptoms as either "positive" or "negative." Positive symptoms are easy-to-spot behaviors not generally seen in most people, such as hallucinations and delusions. A negative symptom is a diminished level of emotion or behavior, such as lack of motivation or social withdrawal.

Find out information about adolescents with schizophrenia 13 to 17 years of age.

Important Safety Information: High fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate and blood pressure may be signs of a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare and serious condition that can lead to death.

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