Mood swings in teens and others can be erratic at times. Emotions goes up and down. Signs of irritable, sullen and extreme happiness. Ability to remain in a calm and steady state is impaired. These children are usually feeling very low. Often mistaken for trouble kids. “Are you always a smartass?’ Nope! Sometimes I’m asleep.”― Jim Butcher, summon up how Moody they can become.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition with no cure. The manic episodes are usually easier to identify. Being overexcited and happy to laughing and crying at the same time. However, these mood disturbance might look different in young people than it does in older adults. Teenage mood is short live. While adults have rapid mood swings daily. Frequent shifts and irritability on a constant basis, at times of normal.
Moody teens: Whirled of laughing up and down.
During depressive episode, your teen might loose interest in all activities. Watch out for these signs. During the manic episode, your child life may act chaotic and will be mistaken for being sensitive. They will complain of feeling worthlessness. Overwhelm and frustration or even fear may come up. Try to be patient. Focus on self their life is out of control. You will see a decrease in normal daily activity in teens. Changes in their sleep habits stay up all night. Morning mood is worse then changes result in insomnia. Medication is consider for Bipolar disorder when properly diagnose by psychiatrist. These symptoms can be diminished and your teen can lead a normal, safe and happy life.
Moody teens signs of whirled of laughing up and down during manic depression.
The child moody ways can be unbearable. At times her moodiness can take over their life. You will notice a rapid change from extreme to docile behavior in kids who are going through the manic phase. Quicker you see a therapist. Your child has a better chance to be treated early.
I know what you mean. I’ve dated a guy for 10-years and his moods + emotions were so unstable that it wasn’t enough to be understanding. At first, I thought it was normal but it kind of got worse through the years and he just refused to see a doctor. The changes in his behavior manifested when we were both in high school and really, everyone thought that it was part of being a teenager. I couldn’t stress enough on the importance of seeking help and having it treated.
Russ, There a lot of teenagers who are not treated. Parent believe their child is going through a phase.
It is really important to keep an eye on your teens emotional behavior. I know teens are super emotional anyway, but when something seems off you’ve got to take action. Thanks for sharing! It is important to raise awareness!
I haven’t experienced this yet. My oldest is almost 12 so I’m sure it’s all to come. Glad to know differences and when I should be on alert. I was such a moody teen.
This is so important to share. It’s hard to notice these signs if you don’t know what to look for. Thanks for the info!
We really should keep an eye on our teens’ behaviors. These manic mood swings should tell you that something is wrong and your child needs help.
Thanks for sharing this information. Truly interesting. It’s a good read for me as a parent with teens.
Yes that is really important to keep your eye on your teens, my kids will be teens but they are really kind and always follow what I’ve said.
I hate the term manic. Something about it makes it sound like the child is insane. It makes me uncomfortable.
Jon, Manic is a medical term IT DOES NOT IMPLY THE CHILD IS INSANE.
It’s so important to pay attention to teens. It can be difficult to tell the difference between regular teen behavior and something more serious if you aren’t on the ball.
My oldest is just about 11 and the moodiness has already started. I am pretty sure it’s just normal hormonal changes, though.
Robin Rue, Only if the behavior of your child continue and is affecting activity of daily life should you become alarm.
This is great. I remember when I was a teen I had crazy mood swings, my mom always thought something was up…. This is so important so I’m sharing!
Jeanine, You survive the teenage years like many teens. Important to understand that only if these signs prevent your child from performing then talk to someone for help.
I was very moody as a child and teenager, that was always an issue with my family. I definitely understand how much it can change the family dynamic and it should be checked if things keep getting worse.
This is such an important topic to teach people about. It is so important for all of us to pay close attention to the teens in our lives so that we can help them whenever the need arises.
My sister is bipolar so I watch for it in my kids. Great information.
I haven’t experienced this yet, my kids aren’t quite to that age. Yes, I think its important to seek help, especially early on.
I have a teenager and 2 toddlers. The manic mood swings never stops around here. haha
Thank you for this! I did not know a lot of this information and learned quite a few things.
So often teens are blamed for being moody when a much deeper issue is at hand. Such an incredibly important topic. I thank you for writing about this.
Its important to pay attention to your teens. They really emotional to the simple tragedy to their life
I never heard of this before as an issue, you always just assume that it is just teenagers, being teenagers, but it is important issue. Thanks for bringing awareness.
Erin Kennedy, Yes manic mood swings affect adults and teens.
I have two toddler boys. I am not looking forward to those teenage years! You have some good tips though, and I am pretty sure that everyone goes through it with their teens/
I only dealt with hormonal mood swings from my own two kids. Those were bad enough. I can’t imagine a bipolar mood swing.
I’ve seen manic depression in adulthood, now I have to look for it in my child. That saddens me. I have three who could go through this. I have a history of depression, so it may hit them. 🙁
April G, More important to seek help early if this become apparent.
It’s always good to be cautious with kids and make sure their mood swings are “normal” vs. dangerous! Thanks for addressing such a sensitive topic! 🙂
I sure can see this in teens, I had three in high school at the same time and was very aware of their mood swings. Great information.