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August 24th, 2017


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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