Impulsivity and bipolar disorder
Sanches, M. [UNIFESP]
Peluso, M. A. M.
Soares, J. C.
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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.
CitationEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 17, n. 5, p. 313-320, 2007.
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