Science Explains Why Teens Can Be So Moody

It's a tough time.

Making the transition from child to adult can be confusing and scary. Friendships are changing, school is more demanding, college is looming.

On top of everything else, there are a number of physical changes taking place. Puberty leads to growth spurts, changes in metabolism, and sexual development, among other things. There are surges in hormones they've never experienced before, and their brains are undergoing rapid growth and transformations that alter their focus, reasoning skills, and decision-making abilities. 

When all of these factors combine, teens can come off as moody, lazy, angry, or immature. 

Fortunately, AsapSCIENCE breaks down what exactly is going on inside of teenagers' bodies and even explains why it can be an advantage:

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