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Posted on January 29, 2014 in Teen Mental Health

Mood Disorders Increasingly Common in Adolescence

Everybody knows teens can be moody. But mood disorders are more than the emotional ups and downs common to all adolescents.

The most common mood disorders fall into two categories: bipolar disorders and major depression. Less than a generation ago, physicians believed that mood disorders only affected adults. Doctors now believe they nearly always begin during a person’s teen years, making it hard to do the things they need to do on a daily basis.

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