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Are mood wings normal for a teenager?

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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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