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Left untreated, inflammation, the early stages of diseases like cirrhosis and hepatitis, can damage the liver. When this organ fails, it stops removing toxic substances from the body. The buildup of poisons can lead to hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that causes personality changes and loss of control.

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Golomb, B. Oxford Journals, published online March 2004.

HelpGuide.org: “Depression Signs and Warning Signs.”

American Diabetes Association: “Anger.”

Vermont Department of Health: “High and Low Blood Sugar.”

Epilepsy Foundation: “Partial seizures.”

American Liver Foundation: “The Progression of Liver Disease.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Hepatic Encephalopathy.”

NHS: “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms.”

Women in Balance Institute: “About Hormone Imbalance.”

Institute for Optimum Nutrition: “Vicious Cycle: Understanding the Science behind PMS.”

Toxipedia: “Benzodiazepines.”

Stroke Association: “Emotional Changes after Stroke.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “The Thyroid and the Mind and Emotions.”

Wilson Disease Association: “About Wilson Disease,” “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Aggression and Anger.”

Synapse: “Anger & Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

While, A. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, published online March 2012.

Golomb, B. Oxford Journals, published online March 2004.

HelpGuide.org: “Depression Signs and Warning Signs.”

American Diabetes Association: “Anger.”

Vermont Department of Health: “High and Low Blood Sugar.”

Epilepsy Foundation: “Partial seizures.”

American Liver Foundation: “The Progression of Liver Disease.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Hepatic Encephalopathy.”

NHS: “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms.”

Women in Balance Institute: “About Hormone Imbalance.”

Institute for Optimum Nutrition: “Vicious Cycle: Understanding the Science behind PMS.”

Toxipedia: “Benzodiazepines.”

Stroke Association: “Emotional Changes after Stroke.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “The Thyroid and the Mind and Emotions.”

Wilson Disease Association: “About Wilson Disease,” “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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