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Term Definition
Impulsiveness

A personality trait characterized by the inclination of an individual to initiate behavior without adequate forethought as to the consequences of their actions, referred to as "acting on the spur of the moment." While it a normal behavior which contributes to adaptive functioning, abnormal patterns of impulsivity may be related to neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury, or neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, substance abuse disorders, and bipolar disorder.

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