Behavioral changes and Mood swings are part of teenage. The common causes are the hormonal changes, Identity, Independence, Social life and Stress.
Hormonal Changes help to coordinate the different functions of the body. Chemical signals are sent to different parts of the body to control the functions. There are hormonal changes during teenage. These hormonal changes affect the different functions which contribute to the mood change. This could result in irritability, anger and frustration. With the change in the hormonal levels the moods also change. A person who is calm may easily be provoked to anger or frustration for no apparent reason.
The growing teen would like to have his or her own Identity. The teen realizes that he is different from his parents and is a separate individual. Their thoughts and ideas different from that of their parents. He would like to have his own goals in life. This process of breaking away from the parents and establishing their own identity causes changes in the behavior.
Stress is another factor for mood changes. There are many stressors for teenagers. As they are growing they need to take on more responsibilities in life. They are new to handing responsibilities and this causes stress. They move to higher classes in schools/colleges which comes with added responsibilities. They have to face examinations in school and choose their career. All this makes it difficult for many to handle.
Social Life is a very important aspect of a teenager. The questions like ‘am I accepted by my friends?’ are important. They like to have their own friends, but to be a part of the group they need to have similarities with the group. Do they have the same interests, do they play similar games (now a days computer games). Do they have similar gadgets. These are many things that can cause stress to the teenager. They try to behave like their friends, or the persons they admire or their role model. They change their behavior accordingly. Another very important factor of the teenager is the acceptance by the other sex. They make changes in their behavior so that they would be accepted by the other sex.
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