Impulsivité et trouble bipolaire

Translated title of the contribution: Impulsivity and bipolar disorders

P. Najt, J. Perez, M. Sanches, M. A.M. Peluso, D. Glahn, J. C. Soares

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A venir Impulsivity is frequently associated with bipolar disorder (BD) during manic episodes, but may also be present in euthymic bipolar patients. Aggression is an impulsivity-related behavior also found during manic episodes. The objective of this review is to further clarify the relationship between impulsivity and BD. 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 BD, 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.

Translated title of the contributionImpulsivity and bipolar disorders
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)111-119
Number of pages9
JournalInformation Psychiatrique
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Aggressiveness
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Impulsivity
  • Mood episodes
  • Suicidally

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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