We have all been there; we have felt cranky, irritable angry or sad, sometimes for no reason at all. Although mood changes are part of life, this is more common among growing teens as they experience irregular alterations in their hormonal levels.
How Does It Occur?
There are many factors for an individual becoming irritable, unreasonable due to mood changes or “mood swings”. This may be a result of the body missing a necessary “ingredient” (i.e. due to hormonal imbalance, menopause, menstrual cycle, stress, etc). Mood swings in children can be attributed to food allergies. This is also inherent for teens or adolescents experiencing physical changes as they reach puberty.
Individuals may demonstrate unpredictable moods and behaviours. They may become agitated and easily irritable over the slightest of issues. However, if the individual experiences an extended period of irritability or moodiness, feelings of despair or excessive boredom, this may be due to a serious mood disorder, depression.
Mood swings maybe frequent, but minor, or more serious and explosive; leading to excessive anger, irritation – or even suicidal tendencies. Chiropractic and Functional Wellness treatments can assist in soothing mood swings through natural therapies such as psychotherapy or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).