Gambling problems
associated with Abilify®

Manufacturers of Abilify® market the drug as an additional treatment, which in combination with other anti-depressants can help to treat mental illnesses. However, this very popular drug is also linked to serious side effects like compulsive gambling and shopping, sexual dysfunction and even suicidal thoughts.

The Abilify® official boxed warning stated:

“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®, are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY® is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis. Antidepressants may increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors in some children, teenagers, and young adults, especially within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. ABILIFY® is not approved for use in pediatric patients with depression”

The most commonly cited side effect of Abilify® is compulsive gambling, with symptoms including:

 

Abilify Gambling Lawsuit
  • Taking increasingly bigger gambling risks
  • Dedicate all the free time and even time from work or family life to gamble
  • Escaping problems and/or feelings with gambling
  • Lying about gambling
  • Feeling guilt or remorse about gambling
  • Borrowing money and/or stealing to gamble
  • Failing to quit gambling