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How common are mood disorders among teen girls?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Very: May be higher than thought- all teenagers are moody but if it is causing decrease in function seek a professional psychiatrist.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Depression?: Moodiness doesn't = a disorder. But adolescents can get depression, ptsd, pmdd, & bipolar disorder. These are mood disorders. Mood disorders often lead to suicide thoughts and self injurious behavior. If you are withdrawn, have lost interest in previously enjoyable activities, dropped grades in school, are irritable, think of suicide or what it would be like to be dead, see your doctor right away.
Dr. Matthew Keener
Child Psychiatry 17 years experience
18% suffer: Federal studies at the national institute of mental health show that 18% of teen girls suffer from a mood disorder.

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