Is there an empirical link between impulsivity and suicidality in bipolar disorders? A review of the current literature and the potential psychological implications of the relationship.

@article{Watkins2013IsTA,
  title={Is there an empirical link between impulsivity and suicidality in bipolar disorders? A review of the current literature and the potential psychological implications of the relationship.},
  author={Hannah B Watkins and Thomas D. Meyer},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={542-58}
}
OBJECTIVES Suicide is highly prevalent among individuals with bipolar disorder and understanding the factors that increase risk for suicide may help to develop targeted interventions to prevent attempts. Impulsivity is thought to be an influential factor associated with suicidality and is also discussed as a key construct of bipolar disorder. The aim of this paper was to systematically review the current evidence to examine the association between impulsivity and suicidality in bipolar disorder… CONTINUE READING
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