Irritability is an emotion a feeling of agitation or upset behavior experienced in response to a stressful event or situation. It can be more than an emotion, a symptom to mental or physical disease. Infants and young children often represent irritability to express sickness or depression. For instance, a colicky child is very irritable, fussy, and very uneasy. Puberty is a time of recurrent irritability. In adults, irritability can be present due to a variety of reasons. The temporary irritable mood is normal and does not interfere with daily life but if these episodes become frequent and unmanageable should not be overlooked, you might need to visit and consult a physician. The term irritability defines bodily reactions either to a physiological, psychological or pathological stimulus.
Psychological causes of irritability:
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Disruptive mood dysregulation disorders (DMDD)
Physical causes of irritability:
- Poor lifestyle
- Sleep deprivation
- Ear infections
- Teething or Toothaches
- Stomach infection, stomach ache
- Bladder infections
- Common cold
- Infections in lungs, kidneys or around other vital organs
- Head injury
Other common causes of irritability in children include lack of sleep, a fight with the sibling, being too hot or too cold, frustration, jealousy. Children are susceptible to stress in a home environment or a fight among caregivers.
Hormonal changes that cause irritability: Menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hyperthyroidism, diabetes
Irritability as a side effect of the following: Drug use, alcohol and alcohol withdrawal, nicotine withdrawal, caffeine withdrawal
Symptoms of irritability:
Irritability is a state of anger or frustration. It is a common reaction in stressful and pressurized situations. It is a negative emotion that affects one’s mood. These emotions coincide with daily life or social life, making it difficult to accomplish a smooth one.
Irritability can be followed by other symptoms such as sweating, confusion, a paced heart, anger, temper outburst, fever, headaches, hot flushes, reduced libido, excessive guilt and hair loss in general.
Treatment for irritability:
First and foremost, it is mandatory to find the cause for irritability by evaluating every aspect of your life, social, physical or psychological. Sometimes ignoring the problem only makes the situation worse.
Therapy can be used along with medication for children or adults who are irritable. Interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)- a talking therapy or Interpretation Bias Training (IBT)- which is a computer-based training. These interventions help reduce and control sever temper tantrums, irritability and anger outbursts in people with DMDD or anxiety disorders.
Homeopathic treatment available for irritability:
Everyone is irritable at some point in life, exclusively in young children who are not feeling well. It can be effectively prescribed in irritability caused by psychological, physical or endocrinal causes. It reduces irritability and hyperactivity. A child not knowing how to retain tranquillity in stressful conditions showing agitation and impulsive moods can be suggested with the medicine Kindival. It has a mild tranquilizing action, indicated in sleep disorders due to restlessness and irritability. The patient represents a grumpy, edgy behavior challenging to manage. It helps to reduce emotional tension and regulates sleep by calming the patient.
It has a soothing effect on children as well as infants with agitated behavior due to the overstimulation of the brain. It can be prescribed in cases of fussy nervously irritated children with gastrointestinal troubles, itchy skin, headaches, temper outbursts, Disruptive mood dysregulation disorders (DMDD), and fear due to unknown reasons. It reduces uneasiness in teething children. The homeopathic medicine can be prescribed both infants and children below the age of 5. It should be given before bedtime about 3 -5 tablets to effectively improve sleep. If not improves the generalized condition consult a professional homeopathic physician for guidance. Otherwise, no side effects and no known contraindication of Kindival known to date. Better to use under medical supervision.
Presentation: Bottle of 10g of tablets.
Infants: Use 1 tablet, 3 times a day.
From 1 year onwards: Use 3 tablets 3 times a day.
If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Kindival is composed of non- toxic constituents.
Each tablet of 100 mg contains the following ingredients: Cypripedium pubescens 4x 15mg; Magnesia carbonica 10x 20mg; Zincum valerianicum 12x 15mg; Excipients Q.S.