Measurement of inter-episode impulsivity in bipolar disorder

Alan C. Swann, Jennifer C. Anderson, Donald M. Dougherty, F. Gerard Moeller

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We carried out a preliminary investigation of impulsivity in patients with bipolar I disorder not meeting criteria for active episodes. Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) scores were significantly higher in bipolar disorder than in control subjects. Laboratory measurements of impulsivity correlated with a BIS-11 score or severity of manic symptoms. Impulsivity in bipolar disorder may have both stable and state-dependent aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 25 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Affective disorder
  • Continuous performance test
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Rating scales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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