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What can cause irritability?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Irritability: Numerous causes exist, such as: anxiety, alcohol use, anemia, adhd, bipolar do, depression, diabetes, fatigue, fever, thyroid disease, pain, headache, insomnia, ptsd, pms, pregnancy, schizophrenia, borderline personality, stress, autism.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Many causes: Occasional irritability is a common human experience. Lasting or frequent irritability is abnormal and can suggest a large number of possible mental disorders (especially a depressive or other mood disorder). Irritability can also stem from irrational beliefs and expectations--these are readily addressed with psychotherapies. If irritability is lasting or frequent please see your doctor.

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Irritability: It is a symptom. Work with your doctor on finding the cause & treating that.

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