Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Impulse Control and Bipolar Disorder


#1

By Brad Hoefs

While I have had no major mood swings or episodes in the last 12 years, I have and continue to have to self-monitor my impulse control. While I don’t struggle with the extreme impulses as I did prior to diagnosis, today the struggle is more like someone with ADD trying to stay on task without getting sidetracked by other “shiny” and seemingly more interesting things.


#2

He mentioned self-discipline and stay mindful all day as part of his seven tools of impulse control. And yes, he advised that never ever use “Bipolar” as an excuse.