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Impulsivity, adult attachment styles and suicidal ideation among bipolar I and bipolar II patients
Iram Batool, Sayad Mazhar Hussain Zaidi, Ghazala Malik, Madiha Asghar
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Volume 11 - Issue 3     May - June 2019
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Objective: To investigate the impact of adult attachment styles on impulsivity among bipolar I and bipolar II patients and to check the mediating role of impulsivity among adult attachment styles and suicidal ideation.
Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration: At Psychiatry Department of Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore and Nishtar Hospital Multan, from 10th September 2017 to 07th March 2018.
Methodology: 150 participants were selected using purposive sampling technique. Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, Revised Adult Attachment scale and Suicidal Risk Assessment Scale were used to measure variables.
Results: Results revealed significant impact of adult attachment (33 %) on impulsivity and suicidal ideation. In mediation analysis, impulsivity showed partial mediation by showing (29%) impact of suicidal ideation on Adult attachment while impulsivity showed (24%) impact on suicidal ideation and adult attachment styles. Significant differences on impulsivity (age group 22-30 are significantly different from 31-40 and 41-55) and suicidal ideation (age group 22-30 are significantly different from 41-55) were also found among different age groups.
Conclusion: Impulsivity and suicidal ideation are significantly affected by adult attachment styles among bipolar I and bipolar II disorder patients. Impulsivity and suicidal ideation varies among different age groups.
Keywords: Adult attachment, Suicidal ideation, Impulsivity, Mood disorder, Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disorder.

How to Cite This:
Batool I, Zaidi SMH, Malik G, Asghar M. Impulsivity, adult attachment styles and suicidal ideation among bipolar I and bipolar II patients.Isra Med J. 2019; 11(3): 175-179.

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