[Impulsiveness and impulse control. On the psychological and psychopathological conceptualization].

@article{Herpertz1997ImpulsivenessAI,
  title={[Impulsiveness and impulse control. On the psychological and psychopathological conceptualization].},
  author={Sabine C. Herpertz and Henning Sass},
  journal={Der Nervenarzt},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={
          171-83
        }
}
Impulsiveness and impaired impulse control are connected with an increasing number of psychic disorders. While impulsiveness presents an enduring, pervasive predisposition of personality, the DSM-IV category of "impulse control disorder not elsewhere classified" is operationalized by specific dysfunctional behaviors. So far, the construction of impulsiveness has really not been sufficiently clarified. What does it means and how can one describes it. Different means of conceptualization are… CONTINUE READING

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