Is it because its a dopamine agonist? Shopping, gamling, eating, sex, etc addictions reported on the FDA and Health Canada websites. These are also written with the instructions paper that come with Abilify since 2017.
Dopamine dysregulation syndrome ( DDS ) is a dysfunction of the reward system observed in some individuals taking dopaminergic medications for an extended length of time. It typically occurs in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who have taken dopamine agonist medications for an extended period of time. It is characterized by self-control problems such as addiction to medication, gambling, or sexual behavior.