Irritability

Domain : Symptoms

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

A condition in which a person gets easily angered, annoyed, or frustrated.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“Irritability is an emotional process that is characterized by a proneness to experience negative affective states, such as anger, annoyance, and frustration, which may or may not be outwardly expressed.”

Source : : Barata PC, Holtzman S, Cunningham S, O’Connor BP, Stewart DE. Building a definition of irritability from academic definitions and lay descriptions. Emotion Revue. 2016;8(2):164-172.

Note

  • People with AD who experience irritability may refuse other people’s help and may be impatient, or verbally and physically aggressive.

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