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Irritability Treatments

Irritability: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for irritability are individualized depending on the cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the underlying or associated cause and helps to moderate frustration, anxiety and stress so a person experience less irritability can function effectively. Early diagnosis and treatment can often maximize the effectiveness of treatment.

Irritability can sometimes be partially treated using medications, such as anti-anxiety medications.

Treatment of irritability caused by mental health disorders and addictions may include a combination of medications, detoxification programs, rehabilitation programs, addiction recovery programs, psychotherapy and ongoing medical and psychological monitoring.

Alzheimer's disease can cause severe irritability, but there is no treatment that can cure or slow the progression of the disease. However, medication may help people with Alzheimer's disease to improve cognitive functioning and lesson irritability.

Irritability can be early symptoms of hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in the body's tissues). Hypoxia is treated with supplemental oxygen and by treating the underlying cause of hypoxia, such as COPD.

Irritability caused by age-related cognitive decline can often be minimized by treating the cognitive decline. This includes multipronged treatment plan that includes a physical exercise program, a memory-enhancement program, eating a highly nutritious diet, ensuring good hydration, and supplements, such as gingko.

Other more serious causes of irritability need more intensive treatment. These include stroke, anemia, brain tumor, subdural hematoma, brain abscess and encephalopathy. Treatment plans vary depending on the specific cause and may involve medications, regular medical monitoring, surgical procedures, rehabilitation, speech therapy, lifestyle and dietary changes, hospitalization and life support measures.

Treatments for Irritability

The following treatments are listed for Irritability in our knowledge base:

  • Magnesium - possibly used for related magnesium deficiency
  • Magnesium - possibly used for related magnesium deficiency
  • Molybdenum - possibly used for related molybdenum deficiency
  • Vitamin B3 - possibly used for related vitamin B3 deficiency
  • Vitamin B1 - possibly used for related vitamin B1 deficiency
  • Vitamin B6 - possibly used for related vitamin B6 deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 - possibly used for related vitamin B12 deficiency

Treatments for Causes of Irritability

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Irritability:

More causes: not all possible causes for Irritability are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Irritability.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Irritability:

The following list of conditions have 'Irritability' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Irritability:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Irritability' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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