The behavioral activation system and mania

Sheri L. Johnson, Michael D. Edge, M. Kathleen Holmes, Charles S Carver

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Abstract

For over two decades, theorists have suggested that mania relates to heightened sensitivity of the behavioral activation system (BAS). In this article, we review a burgeoning empirical literature on this model, drawing on both cross-sectional and prospective studies. As evidence has emerged for this model, we argue that it is time to consider more specific aspects of BAS sensitivity in this disorder. We review evidence that bipolar disorder relates to an increased willingness to expend effort toward reward and to increases in energy and goal pursuit after an initial reward. We conclude by considering the strengths and weaknesses of this literature, with an eye toward future directions and implications for treatment. ©

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-267
Number of pages25
JournalAnnual Review of Clinical Psychology
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2012

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Keywords

  • activation
  • bipolar disorder
  • incentive
  • reward

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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The behavioral activation system and mania. / Johnson, Sheri L.; Edge, Michael D.; Holmes, M. Kathleen; Carver, Charles S.

In: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 8, 27.04.2012, p. 243-267.

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Johnson, Sheri L. ; Edge, Michael D. ; Holmes, M. Kathleen ; Carver, Charles S. / The behavioral activation system and mania. In: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 2012 ; Vol. 8. pp. 243-267.
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