Hormones are the culprits behind mood swings in teens. According to Dr. Marshall, a professor at Duke University, hormone changes can cause teenagers to feel depressed and irritable for no apparent reason. This is because hormones affect their brain’s chemical balance and it takes time for them to adjust.
Dr. Marshall also said that depression in teens is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder because the symptoms are similar and it can be difficult to tell the difference between being sad or anxious. However, they both have different treatments: Dr. Marshall recommends a therapist for mood swings and medication for bipolar disorder (depending on severity). I’m sorry, this content does not exist yet! Please go back and re-enter some information so we know what you’re working on before proceeding with your editing.”