Brain circuitry of compulsivity and impulsivity

Jon E. Grant, Suck Won Kim

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Impulsivity and compulsivity have been considered opposite poles of a continuous spectrum, but their relationship appears to be more complex. Disorders characterized by impulsivity often have features of compulsivity and vice versa. The overlaps of the constructs of compulsivity and impulsivity warrant additional investigation, not only to identify the similarities and differences, but also to examine the implications for prevention and treatment strategies of both compulsive and impulsive behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalCNS Spectrums
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Cognition
  • compulsivity
  • impulsivity
  • neurobiology
  • neuroimaging


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