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Can a bad temper be caused by a chemical imbalence ?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Increased irritability is commonly associated with unipolar depression & bipolar disorder.

In brief: Yes

Increased irritability is commonly associated with unipolar depression & bipolar disorder.
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: That's possible

You have already received two excellent responses about possible medical / chemical causes of bad temper. I just wanted to point out - that regardless of the reason for a bed temper - it is important to work on expressing ones emotions in appropriate ways.

In brief: That's possible

You have already received two excellent responses about possible medical / chemical causes of bad temper. I just wanted to point out - that regardless of the reason for a bed temper - it is important to work on expressing ones emotions in appropriate ways.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Temper

Certainly! mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar), anxiety disorders, and adhd, for example, all have some biological basis to them. A bad temper can be one way these disorders present.
However, a bad temper may also be part of a person's personality or due to medical problems like seizures. The most practical way to find out is to get an evaluation by your doctor and go from there.

In brief: Temper

Certainly! mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar), anxiety disorders, and adhd, for example, all have some biological basis to them. A bad temper can be one way these disorders present.
However, a bad temper may also be part of a person's personality or due to medical problems like seizures. The most practical way to find out is to get an evaluation by your doctor and go from there.
Dr. Eric Anderson
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