Does Abilify cause more weight gain than Seroquel?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 2, February 2021
Last October, we published a table on mood stabilizer side effects that raised an understandable alarm among astute readers. The table, which was based on a 2020 meta-analysis, suggested that aripiprazole (Abilify) has a greater chance of causing weight gain than quetiapine (Seroquel). What the table failed to specify was that the figures were based on long-term maintenance studies.