lohmeier posted a topic in Side Effects - It Turned Me into a Newt! A Newt? I Got Better.Hi, new here. I'm pretty sure my recent weight gain is due to Abilify. Mayo clinic calls it a 'more common' side effect and others say it causes weight loss. I have always been able to control my weight with diet and exercise, but no longer. It did bring me out of a deep depression, but I had just had two major surgeries with general anesthesia, so the depression may have been due to that. I'm thinking of cutting it down slowly. Anyone have major fat from Abiliy?