Impulsivity

Eric Hollander, J. Rosen

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Abstract

Disorders characterized by impulsivity include disorders of impulse control (intermittent explosive disorder, pyromania, kleptomania, pathological gambling and trichotillomania), paraphilias, sexual impulsions and sexual addictions and impulsive aggression personality disorders (borderline, antisocial, histrionic and narcissistic personality disorders). Impulsivity has a substantial impact on both individuals and society. Impulse control disorders may be conceptualized as a subset of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum. In this article, we examine the genetic and neurobiological aetiology of these disorders and possible treatment options. The link between serotonergic dysfunction and the pathophysiology of impulsivity is discussed, and studies that examine the efficacy of various selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other alternatives in the treatment of impulsive disorders such as pathological gambling, sexual addictions and borderline personality disorder are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Psychopharmacology
Volume14
Issue number2 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders
Impulsive Behavior
Borderline Personality Disorder
Gambling
Personality Disorders
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Firesetting Behavior
Paraphilic Disorders
Trichotillomania
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Aggression

Keywords

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Impulsivity
  • Paraphilias
  • Pathological gambling
  • Sertraline
  • Sexual addictions
  • SSRIs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Hollander, E., & Rosen, J. (2000). Impulsivity. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 14(2 SUPPL. 1).

Impulsivity. / Hollander, Eric; Rosen, J.

In: Journal of Psychopharmacology, Vol. 14, No. 2 SUPPL. 1, 2000.

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Hollander, E & Rosen, J 2000, 'Impulsivity', Journal of Psychopharmacology, vol. 14, no. 2 SUPPL. 1.
Hollander E, Rosen J. Impulsivity. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 2000;14(2 SUPPL. 1).
Hollander, Eric ; Rosen, J. / Impulsivity. In: Journal of Psychopharmacology. 2000 ; Vol. 14, No. 2 SUPPL. 1.
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