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How can puberty cause bad moods?

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Not only do the hormones that kick in at puberty cause incredible physical changes, they also can make your mood swing -- whether you want it to or not! These mood swings can be confusing and frightening, both to the teen and to everyone else around.

Nearly everyone goes through mood swings during the teen years. But it's important to understand whether a bad mood is temporary irritability or full-blown depression.

SOURCES: TeensHealth.com web site: "Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood?" Blue Boulder Internet Publishing, The Sideroad: "In a Bad Mood? Here's How to Get Over It."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 15, 2020

SOURCES: TeensHealth.com web site: "Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood?" Blue Boulder Internet Publishing, The Sideroad: "In a Bad Mood? Here's How to Get Over It."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 15, 2020

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