By: Siyabonga Dube
Mood swings are not of intention but are based on psychological experiences, biological reactions and mental states.
Kids, teenagers and young adults are prime targets of this. According to the Kid’s Health Organization, “being a teen means struggling with identity and self-image- being accepted by friends feels extremely important”.
Individuals can either suffer from depression or mania. Depression is a feeling of being sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, worthless, and empty. Mania is episodic, ranging from frenzied, happy moments to extremely sad moments, at any time.
With the world’s endless innovations, social acceptance is vital to the modern generation. The power of thinking builds how you react. Thoughts of who you are or who you want to be trigger the way you feel.
According to Ralph E. Cash, PhD, NCSP, of Nova University, “Rapid changes in hormonal balance, physical and cognitive development, perceptions of the world, and response to peer pressure, coupled with conflicting desires to be independent but free of responsibilities, combine to make adolescence a time of emotional turmoil and behavioral extremes.”