Signs
 

Irritability

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Overview

  • Explosive - outbursts of anger that are disproportionate to the situation.
  • Irritable - agitation with minimal stimulus.
  • Calm - lack of agitation.
    • Causes of Irritability

    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Mania
    • Delirium
    • Dementia
    • Psychosis
    • Intoxication
  • Assessment of irritability is more useful in the context of assessing risk than for diagnosis.
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