Impulsivity and bipolar disorder

Impulsivity and bipolar disorder

Author Najt, P. Google Scholar
Perez, J. Google Scholar
Sanches, M. Google Scholar
Peluso, M. A. M. Google Scholar
Glahn, D. Google Scholar
Soares, J. C. Google Scholar
Institution Univ Texas
S Texas Hlth Care Syst
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract Impulsivity is frequently associated with bipolar disorder (BD) during manic episodes, but may also be present in euthymic bipolar patients. Aggression is an impulsivity-retated behavior also found during manic episodes. the objective of this review is to further clarify the relationship between impulsivity and BID. A search in Medline and Psycinfo databases, combined with a manual search of selected references, was conducted to identify available literature on BD and impulsivity-related features. Although few studies have directly measured impulsivity in BID, available findings suggest that impulsivity is not only state-related, but also a trait component of BD, which could represent a core feature of the illness. Further research exploring the neurobiology of the impulsivity/BD relationship may contribute to elucidate the pathophysiology and to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this severe illness. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. and ECNP. All rights reserved.
Keywords impulsivity
bipolar disorder
mood episodes
Language English
Date 2007-04-01
Published in European Neuropsychopharmacology. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 17, n. 5, p. 313-320, 2007.
ISSN 0924-977X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 313-320
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000245248200001

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