Relationship of functionality with impulsivity and coping strategies in bipolar disorder

Apaydin Z. K. , Atagun M. I.

Dusunen Adam, vol.31, no.1, pp.21-29, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/dajpn2018310102
  • Title of Journal : Dusunen Adam
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-29


Objective: In patients with bipolar disorder, functional losses may be observed even during remission of the disease, and psychopathological traits such as impulsivity, subthreshold clinical symptoms, or stigmatization may influence functionality. Coping strategies are defined as a person's attitudes towards daily life events and their adaptedness. This study aimed to investigate the effects of coping strategies and impulsivity on functionality in bipolar disorder and whether the effect of impulsivity is mediated by dysfunctional coping strategies.