Abilify Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

July 8, 2016 2:52 pm

Millions of people worldwide suffer from mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Millions more have autism or Tourette syndrome. 5 million of the people suffering with these disorders have been prescribed Abilify, the top grossing antipsychotic in the world. This drug is listed at number 2 on the list of the top 10 best-selling drugs, raking in over 6 billion dollars a year, a number which continues to grow.

HowevePortrait of lonely depressed man sitting on the floor ** Note: Soft Focus at 100%, best at smaller sizesr, Abilify works by targeting the brain’s dopamine and serotonin receptors. With long term use, Abilify has been reported to cause neurological changes.

Multiple reports show a link to Abilify with symptoms such as:

• Compulsive gambling;
• Compulsive spending;
• Compulsive eating;
• Hyper sexuality;
• Shoplifting/stealing

Studies show these compulsive behaviors stop immediately or within days of stopping the drug. If you or a loved one has taken Abilify and experienced compulsive behaviors, such as gambling, eating, or spending, call McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., at 803-353-5513 today to setup your free case evaluation. We have lawyers who are experienced in dangerous drug cases, and we have offices in Aiken, Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter, South Carolina.

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This post was written by Geoff Coston