Feeling More Sensitive or Irritable

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Charles Carlson, DO, MS (Psychiatry)

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Feeling more sensitive can be feeling more deeply into your feelings or feeling more easily hurt emotionally. Feeling irritable can be feeling more easily annoyed or angry.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Feeling more sensitive or irritable

Possible causes

  • Sleep disorder

    Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the quality, timing or duration of your sleep, impacting your ability to function when you are awake. There are many types of sleep disorders, they include disturbances in the quality or quantity of sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness, abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep, sleep disorder related to a mental disorder and many more.

  • Schizophrenia

    A psychological disorder where there is altered brain function. The exact cause is unknown, but a combination of genetic, psychological and environmental factors are likely responsible.

  • Adjustment disorder

    A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

  • Hyperactivity disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Depression

Related serious diseases

  • Hyponatremia

    Hyponatremia occurs when the concentration of sodium in the blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around the cells.

  • Hypernatremia

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

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  • Do you feel more sensitive or irritable?

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