Impulsivity

My Life with PTSD & Bipolar 2

Written by an unknown source.

Impulsive behavior and unfiltered speech can leave a wake of hurt, angry and bewildered people. Then it’s time to deal with the guilt and regrets, while hoping that apologies and making amends will repair any rifts.

Impulsivity can be defined as….

A problem with emotional or behavioral self-control.
Common causes of this symptom
Impulsivity can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include normal individual variation or substance abuse.

Bipolar disorder
A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

Symptoms may include
Impulsivity
Agitated depression
Manic episode
Very common

Written by Michael F Green.

Impulsive risk taking contributes to deleterious outcomes among clinical populations. Indeed, pathological impulsivity and risk taking are common in patients with serious mental illness, and have severe clinical repercussions including novelty seeking, response disinhibition, aggression, and substance abuse. Thus, the current…

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