Teen Hostility and Depression

Two teen behaviours parents should take seriously.

Hostility and Depression

Mood swings during the adolescent teen years are very common. One minute your teen is happy go lucky, the next sullen and withdrawn. But while these mood swings are a part of normal development, there are some other behaviours that are concerning explains Dr. Ron Clavier, author of Teen Brain, Teen Mind. “One would have to do with hostility and aggression. So if your teenager is becoming cruel to their sibling, or to you or to someone in school such as a classmate or friend, that’s something to watch for. And then there is a depressive kind of reaction where they quite clearly withdraw from the world. They don’t want to go to school, they don’t want to be in the same groups that they were in, they lose interest in what they used to be interested in. They drop the guitar, the hockey, the after school programs, they drop friends. That’s not a good sign either.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Ron Clavier, a practicing clinical psychologist and author of Teen Brain, Teen Mind.

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