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What causes the emotional changes in an adolescent?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Hormones

Hormones surge in the adolescent.
The body is changing rapidly and many times it is just an emotional roller coaster. The teen is not a child and not an adult yet...They don't know what to do with their growing bodies and of course there is chemistry with the opposite sex making it all a big learning experience. They are trying not to need the parents they still need in a big way.

In brief: Hormones

Hormones surge in the adolescent.
The body is changing rapidly and many times it is just an emotional roller coaster. The teen is not a child and not an adult yet...They don't know what to do with their growing bodies and of course there is chemistry with the opposite sex making it all a big learning experience. They are trying not to need the parents they still need in a big way.
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