New advances in understanding and treating impulsivity

Professor Jon Grant, Dr Konstantinos Ioannidis

75 minutes


June 2022



Impulsivity refers to behaviours that are premature, incompletely thought through, unduly hasty, and lead to untoward outcomes. The concept of impulsivity is central to understanding and treating a range of prevalent psychiatric conditions. In this symposium, Dr Ioannidis will review the emerging role of impulsivity in disordered eating, including how it may contribute to vulnerability and persistence of symptoms; interact with problematic usage of the Internet in affected individuals; and suggest new treatment directions. Professor Grant will then discuss the role of impulsivity in gambling disorder and gambling-related harms. He will demonstrate how a focus on impulsivity as an intervention target has led to new treatment innovations for gambling disorder, including glutamate modulators, and enhancements to psychotherapy programmes.

Chair: Professor Jon Grant, University of Chicago

The role of impulsivity in disordered eating - Dr Konstantinos Ioannidis, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Impulsivity in gambling disorder and gambling-related harms: treatment implications - Professor Jon Grant, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago



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