Impulsivity

What is impulsivity?

Impulsivity is a predisposition towards unplanned reactions to internal or external stimuli, without regard to the consequences. Impulsivity is a major feature in a variety of psychiatric disorders.

What is the evidence for impulsivity?

Moderate to high quality evidence suggests increased monetary delay discounting (preference for immediate small rewards over later large rewards) in people with schizophrenia than controls.

February 2020

Last updated at: 3:24 am, 3rd March 2020
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