Anxiety Associated With Increased Impulsivity In Patients With BD, MDD.

MedWire (2/22, Cowen) reports, “The presence of anxiety is associated with increased impulsivity in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) or major depressive disorder (MDD),” according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. In 205 adult patients with BD and 105 adult patients with MDD, investigators “found that the presence of anxiety, either as a comorbidity or a symptom, was significantly associated with increased impulsivity in both groups. Specifically, BD and MDD patients with anxiety had mean” Barratt Impulsivity Scale “scores of 79.56 and 73.91, respectively, versus respective scores of 77.73 and 66.23 in those without anxiety.”

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— “Anxiety linked to increased impulsivity in mood disorder patients,”Mark Cowen , MedWire News, February 22, 2012.

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