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Are mood wings normal for a teenager?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matthew Keener
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: They can be
While mood swings are normal for teenagers and associated with hormonal changes in adolescence, parents should pay attention to whether mood issues are inhibiting their child's functioning, ability to study and enjoyment of activities.
If parents notice tha their children are suffering, they should take them to see a psychiatrist specializing in adolescent health.

In brief: They can be
While mood swings are normal for teenagers and associated with hormonal changes in adolescence, parents should pay attention to whether mood issues are inhibiting their child's functioning, ability to study and enjoyment of activities.
If parents notice tha their children are suffering, they should take them to see a psychiatrist specializing in adolescent health.
Dr. Matthew Keener
Dr. Matthew Keener
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Teenager moods
To an extent, unless interfering with daily functioning, then evaluation is warranted.

In brief: Teenager moods
To an extent, unless interfering with daily functioning, then evaluation is warranted.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Many teenagers have mood swings.
You should watch for signs of more serious depression, such as suicidal thoughts or plans.

In brief: Yes
Many teenagers have mood swings.
You should watch for signs of more serious depression, such as suicidal thoughts or plans.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Moods
Also, signs of aggression, verbal or physical, that are unprovoked or out of context to the situation at hand, along with changes in sleep patterns.

In brief: Moods
Also, signs of aggression, verbal or physical, that are unprovoked or out of context to the situation at hand, along with changes in sleep patterns.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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