Emotion-related impulsivity and the mood disorders

Sheri L. Johnson, Jennifer Pearlstein, Ben Swerdlow, Charles S. Carver

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This chapter focuses on emotion-related impulsivity and its relation to mood disorders. We begin with a brief overview of emotion-related impulsivity, in which we discuss theory and measure development. We then review a growing literature on the relevance of emotion-related impulsivity to depression, suicidality, and bipolar disorder. With the mounting evidence that this form of impulsivity is particularly important for understanding these syndromes, we consider newer research on possible mechanisms. We end by considering future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurobiology of Abnormal Emotion and Motivated Behaviors
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Animal and Human Research
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128136935
ISBN (Print)9780128136942
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotion-related impulsivity
  • Response inhibition
  • Suicidality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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