Irritable depression (also called irritable-hostile depression or hostile depression) causes the person to feel vulnerable and as through the world is against them. The person also has a persistent feeling of irritability, which may result in violent outbursts. Due to temper problems, patients with irritable depression often suffer in their social and work lives.
- Irritable depression causes a person to feel angry because of feelings that the world is against them.
- Irritable depression is different than irritable mania, which causes a person to display their anger outwardly instead of internally.
- Irritable depression can be successfully treated with antidepressants.