Sexual Dysfunction and Aripiprazole

There have been reports that aripiprazole (sold as Abilify) causes sexual side effects in some patients. However, the conditions that the drug treats can also cause sexual dysfunction, making it unclear whether sexual problems are caused by the drug or the illnesses themselves. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder, as well as the treatment of depression.