Problem

Irritability

Other Names:
Testiness
Moodiness
Grouchiness
Cantankerousness
Nature:

Irritability is the excitatory ability that living organisms have to respond to changes in their environment. The term is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli.

When reflecting human emotion and behavior, it is commonly defined as the tendency to react to stimuli with negative affective states (especially anger) and temper outbursts, which can be aggressive. Distressing or impairing irritability is important from a mental health perspective as a common symptom of concern and predictor of outcomes.

Values:
Irritability
Subject(s):
Psychology Behaviour
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
17.09.2019 – 19:13 CEST