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Assessment Instruments for Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Alexis K. Matusiewicz, Brady Reynolds and Carl W. Lejuez

in The Oxford Handbook of Impulse Control Disorders

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195389715
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195389715.013.0141

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Assessment Instruments for Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

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This chapter provides a review of measures used to assess the impulse control disorders (ICDs) included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., DSM-IV) and those proposed for DSM-V, as well as measures used to assess the related psychological construct of impulsivity implicated in the development and maintenance of ICDs. We first present instruments used to assess ICDs including diagnostic interviews, as well as self-report and clinician-rated measures of symptom severity. Second, we present self-report and behavioral measures of impulsivity. The review includes theoretical rationales, procedural details, and empirical evidence, including detailed psychometric data for each measure to provide a comprehensive guide to the assessment of ICDs and the construct of impulsivity.

Keywords: impulsivity; impulse control; assessment; psychometrics; behavioral task

Article.  23989 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing

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