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Depression

12 September 2013

Anger, irritability linked to more severe depression

Irritability and anger in people with major depression are associated with greater severity of depression and other problems, a long-term study suggests.

Irritability and anger in people with major depression are associated with greater severity of depression and other problems, a long-term study suggests.

Overt irritability and anger were present in about 54% of the patients when they entered the study, reported Dr Lewis Judd, of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues.

The US National Institute of Mental Health has more about depression.

 

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