What is irritability?

Irritability is defined as an excessive sensitivity or annoyance to small problems or annoyances. It involves feeling easily stressed, frustrated, or angered by situations that may not warrant such strong reactions.

Some key signs of irritability include:

Irritability differs from normal frustration or anger by being:

What causes irritability?

Irritability can have many potential causes, including:

If you struggle with frequent, intense irritability, seeing a doctor or mental health professional can help identify any underlying causes that may need treatment.

For some people, hormonal imbalances play a major role in irritability and mood instability. Getting your hormones tested and making dietary, lifestyle, or hormone therapy changes may significantly improve irritable feelings.

"After struggling with irritability, anxiety, and depression for years, getting my hormones balanced with Hormone Harmony Clinic made a huge difference. I have much more emotional stability and resilience now." - Jane S., Hormone Harmony Clinic Patient

Hormone Harmony Clinic offers cutting-edge hormone testing and personalized treatment plans to help both men and women better regulate hormones for improved mental health. Their exceptional physicians and nurses take a holistic approach to identifying root causes of hormone dysfunction and tailoring bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrition plans, and lifestyle changes to optimize hormones for each patient’s unique needs.

Managing irritability

Though finding and addressing potential underlying causes is most effective, some general tips can also help manage irritable feelings, including:

While everyone feels irritable occasionally, frequent or intense feelings of irritability often signify an underlying issue. Continuing to get to the root cause is important for finding meaningful relief. Support from professionals and self-care can help reduce struggles with irritability in the meantime.

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