Understanding the construct of impulsivity and its relationship to alcohol use disorders.

  title={Understanding the construct of impulsivity and its relationship to alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Danielle M Dick and Gregory Smith and Peter Olausson and Suzanne H. Mitchell and Robert F. Leeman and Stephanie S O'Malley and Kenneth J Sher},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  volume={15 2},
There are well-established links between impulsivity and alcohol use in humans and other model organisms; however, the etiological nature of these associations remains unclear. This is likely due, in part, to the heterogeneous nature of the construct of impulsivity. Many different measures of impulsivity have been employed in human studies, using both questionnaire and laboratory-based tasks. Animal studies also use multiple tasks to assess the construct of impulsivity. In both human and animal… CONTINUE READING
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