Mood swings can impact the way you feel about the people closest to you. They’re one of the reasons why being a teenager can be complicated. You might have some days when you feel too sad or exhausted to do anything other than get back under the covers. Other times, you might snap at a friend without being entirely sure why they irritated you so much.
If you’re experiencing a roller coaster of emotions, it can feel pretty isolating. But it’s likely that many of your friends are feeling the same. It might help to understand a little bit more about what causes your mood swings, so we asked pediatric gynecologist Professor Beth Schwartz, Pennsylvania, US to share what exactly mood swings are, what might cause them, and if there’s anything you can do to manage them.