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Why am I extremely irritable after I drink alcohol?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol effects
I agree with my colleague dr. Ali about possible alcohol intolerance.
In addition, alcohol is a very dis-inhibiting drug. For some, the first drinks may reduce social anxiety -- allowing easier, and more fun interactions. With more and more drinks, the response can change to irritability because of poor frustration tolerance -- and our usual social decorum (run by our brain cortex) is asleep.

In brief: Alcohol effects
I agree with my colleague dr. Ali about possible alcohol intolerance.
In addition, alcohol is a very dis-inhibiting drug. For some, the first drinks may reduce social anxiety -- allowing easier, and more fun interactions. With more and more drinks, the response can change to irritability because of poor frustration tolerance -- and our usual social decorum (run by our brain cortex) is asleep.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alcohol
Agitation due to intolerance possible.

In brief: Alcohol
Agitation due to intolerance possible.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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