Irritability is a term used to describe the actions of individuals who are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them.
However, it is also used to describe a range of behaviours including aggression, self-injurious behaviour, and tantrums
Many people with autism are reported to be more irritable than most other people.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this issue, including relevant research studies and interventions which may help.
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