Are impulse-control disorders related to bipolar disorder?

  title={Are impulse-control disorders related to bipolar disorder?},
  author={Susan L McElroy and Harrison Graham Pope and Paul E. Keck and James I. Hudson and Katharine A. Phillips and Stephen M Strakowski},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={37 4},
We reviewed available evidence regarding a possible relationship between impulse-control disorders (ICDs) and bipolar disorder. Studies examining the phenomenology, course, comorbidity, family history, biology, and treatment response of ICDs were compared with similar studies of bipolar disorder. Although no studies directly compare a cohort of ICD patients with a cohort of mood disorder patients, available data suggest that ICDs and bipolar disorder share a number of features: (1… CONTINUE READING
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