Aripiprazole, or Abilify, is an antipsychotic drug that affects the behavior and activity of certain chemicals in the brain. Aripiprazole is the generic name for the brand-name drug Abilify. Aripiprazole/Abilify is often used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic illnesses. Aripiprazole may sometimes be part of a treatment regimen to manage major depressive disorder. Aripiprazole may also be used to manage aggressive behaviors, moodiness, and irritability in children (age 6 and up) with autistic disorder. Aripiprazole is not typically used to treat dementia-related psychotic conditions. Aripiprazole is available as a dissolvable tablet, tablet, and liquid. Aripiprazole cannot cure psychiatric conditions, but can help to control the symptoms.