Irritability, Anger Tied To Greater Depression Severity.

HealthDay (9/12, Preidt) reports that, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Psychiatry, “irritability and anger in people with major depression are associated with greater severity of depression and other problems.” After examining data on some 500 people followed for as long as three decades as part of a National Institute of Mental Health depression study, researchers also found that anger and irritability were tied to “poorer impulse control, higher rates of lifetime substance abuse and anxiety disorder, more antisocial personality disorders, reduced life satisfaction and a higher rate of bipolar disorder in relatives.”

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— “Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger, Irritability, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 11, 2013.

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