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Dr. James Mirabile
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Irritability (Overview)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them.


Dr. Alan Ali
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What can cause irritability?

What can cause irritability?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. James Mirabile
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Irritability (Overview)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them.


Dr. Austina Cho
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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The most common cause of ventricilar irritability is?

Ask a heart doc: Ventricular irritability means that the heart is susceptible to irregularities in the conduction of electrical rhythm in the heart. Many things can cause arrhythmias such as hypoxia, meds, illicit drugs, toxins, electrolyte imbalances, cold weather and damage to the heart muscle from a previous heart attack. I am not sure what the most common cause is, but you could ask a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Alan Ali
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What can I do for irritability?

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

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Dr. Alan Ali
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With irritability affecting my life, what meds should I be taking?

Irritability: Irritability is a symptom of underlying illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance use, or simply a personality trait. Consult a psychiatrist if this interferes with your daily functioning or causes distress. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcie Berman
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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I'm wondering what medication works best for irritability?

It depends: What is causing your irritability? If it is part of depression, you may need medication. However, before looking for a medication, it would be helpful to,talk with a counselor and,figure,out,the source and reasons for your irritability. A good evaluation is the best place to begin. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
24 years in practice
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What is the best way to reduce irritability?

What is the best way to reduce irritability?

Re-group: Occasional irritability is a common experience for people. It is an unpleasant state that suggests that a person feels deprived, offended, or unhappy with one's immediate situation. Taking a break, getting a little exercise, or counting the good things in one's life can help. Irritability can be a symptom of various mental disorders. If it persists a mental health evaluation might be in order. ...Read more

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Dr. William Coppola
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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How long does irritability associated with teething last?

How long does irritability associated with teething last?

Depends: All babies are different, but on average a baby starts to teeth at approximately 6 months with the central incisors through 30 months for the second baby molars. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am 28yrs old and have noticed the past couple yrs my memory getting almost non existent, irritability. Early onset altzhemiers at my age?

I am 28yrs old and have noticed the past couple yrs my memory getting almost non existent, irritability. Early onset altzhemiers at my age?

Likely anxiety/depre: Probably you are suffering from anxiety/depression and not realizing it..Having these can surely negatively affect your memory. Your mind is worrying about things all the time, u probably don't sleep well, don't feel well, thus you will not remember things too well. I would consult with a doc for an eval..Alzheimer's is not likely at 28. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can food intolerance lead to irritability?

Yes: Food intolerance or allergy can definitely cause irritability in an infant. However, an irritable infant should be examined to rule other or more serious explanations. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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How does irritability affect various biological markers?

How does irritability affect various biological markers?

Unknown: This is unknown. Irritability is not a single biological process. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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