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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.


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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. 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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do to stop my irritability and frustration?

What can I do to stop my irritability and frustration?

Depends Upon Source: The causes of irritability and frustration are too numerous to list. If one knows the cause, eliminates it, and the symptoms disappear, problem solved. Life is rarely that simple. If one cannot determine the cause, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. A good physical exam and history performed by your doctor might be quite revealing as to the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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How to decrease tolerance to pain medication and lower the side effect of irritability that comes along with tolerance?

How to decrease tolerance to pain medication and lower the side effect of irritability that comes along with tolerance?

Addiction?: Hi i am probably reading into your question, but as a physician I have several more questions to seek the story behind this question. If you are using pain medication regularly and are becoming tolerant of it i would want to do a full history of your pain and the amount of your use. Irritability, unfortunately can be a side effect of pain. But, it can be a side effect of addiction. Keep talkin. ...Read more

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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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