Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorder Research Program

The Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders, based at the Yale School of Medicine, represents a collaborative effort between a group of leading interdisciplinary scientists studying behavioral and substance use addictions and how these relate to impulse control.

The research team is located at the Yale University campus as well as at the West Haven Veterans Administration. Altogether, the research group includes studies of functional magnetic resonance imaging, genetics, neuropsychology, and behavioral as well as pharmacotherapies.

Our Objectives

We aim to better understand processes underlying impulse control using an addictions neuroscience framework. This research has significant potential to inform about the pathophysiology of addictive disorders and for the development of targeted therapies for specific psychiatric conditions.