Can depression cause me to get upset with others more easily?Psychiatry Mental Health
I find my sister's behavior particularly annoying, even though objectively I don't think she's doing anything different. I try to be mindful when interacting with her, but I can't control myself.
When a person is overwhelmed by stress, he may become more irritable and be less patient towards individuals around him, especially to his loved ones and family members. When we do not feel good, we generally do not sleep well or rest well. All that will also affect our ability to tolerate frustrations, challenging social interactions and difficult moments at the workplace.
We tend to take our loved ones for granted, and are more likely to allow our true self (including our angry emotions) to be manifested. Whereas when frustrated by bosses, superiors or colleagues, we may be able to exercise more self restraint. If you find yourself getting irritable and upset easily, it will be important for you to sit back, reflect and examine the stress level in your life. It will be good to practise some relaxation techniques.
A useful tip is to go for long walks at somewhere near your place. We all need to give ourselves a break on a daily basis. If you find yourself getting anxious or depressed, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional.
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
MBBS, MMed (Psychiatry), FAMS
MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE
#15 - 05 Singapore 228510
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