Impulse control disorder comorbidity among patients with bipolar I disorder


Karakus G., Tamam L.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, vol.52, no.4, pp.378-385, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.08.004
  • Title of Journal : COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.378-385

Abstract

Objective: Impulsivity is associated with mood instability, behavioral problems, and action without planning in patients with bipolar disorder. Increased impulsivity levels are reported at all types of mood episodes. This association suggests a high comorbidity between impulse control disorders (ICDs) and bipolar disorder. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of ICDs and associated clinical and sociodemographic variables in euthymic bipolar I patients.