Neurocognitive endophenotypes of impulsivity and compulsivity: towards dimensional psychiatry.

  title={Neurocognitive endophenotypes of impulsivity and compulsivity: towards dimensional psychiatry.},
  author={Trevor W. Robbins and Claire M Gillan and Dana G. Smith and Sanne de Wit and Karen D. Ersche},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={16 1},
A key criticism of the main diagnostic tool in psychiatry, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-IV), is that it lacks a biological footing. In this article, we argue for a biological approach to psychiatry based on 'neurocognitive endophenotypes', whereby changes in behavioural or cognitive processes are associated with discrete deficits in defined neural systems. We focus on the constructs of impulsivity and compulsivity as key examples of the approach and… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 27 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 7 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
221 Citations
3 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 221 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…