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I am feeling Irritable

  • Most people feel irritable at one time or another. But, when you experience excessive irritability that persists for extended periods, has no apparent cause and disrupts your life, your work and your relationships, it can be a sign of a serious condition that requires professional assistance.

    If one or more of these problems describes your situation, you may require professional help:

    • Lash out at people around you
    • Have a volatile temper
    • Have problems sitting still
    • Commonly experience anger at yourself for losing control

    Here’s an example of how excessive irritability can adversely affect someone:

    Paul’s irritability was starting to affect both his work and his relationship with his spouse. He also found himself lashing out at his co-workers over minor issues that had never bothered him before. He and his wife never used to argue, but now due to his temper and irritability, it seemed they were arguing constantly. To make matters worse he is angry with himself for losing control of his feelings.

    Irritability has many causes. But it’s important to remember, you are not alone. The clinical staff at Belmont Behavioral Health can help you understand what you are going through and work with you to develop a plan to help get your life back.

    When you need to talk to someone, turn to Belmont.
    Call 1-800-220-HELP (4357) or (215) 456-8000 to get the help you need.

    Get more information about the following behavioral health disorders:

    Mood / Affective Disorder

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